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  • Summary: The producer and electroclash artist returns with a proper follow-up to 2001's 'Kittenz and Thee Glitz.' Guest vocalists include the titular Neon Fever as well as James Murphy (the DFA).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. However, if 'Devin Dazzle And The Neon Fever' proves anything, it proves that Felix knows three years have passed since [Kittenz]. Now he's partying like it's 1984. It's a development of almost comical chutzpah, and it's one that he wears terrifically well.
  2. 80
    The sort of herky, jerky new wave Molly Ringwald might have bopped to in The Breakfast Club. [Jun 2004, p.95]
  3. For such a musically potent album, it sometimes lacks something interesting to say.... But make no mistake; this is the most daring, catchy, and dramatic dance music you're going to hear this summer.
  4. Hyper-concept pseudo-narratives aside, Devin Dazzle is, in a word, shocking, where shocking = rocking and rocking = danceable and danceable = nuts and nuts = 80s kitsch-sex-funk-house-new-wave-punk-disco.
  5. 76
    Housecat isn't exactly reinventing the wheel; he's dusting it off and spray painting it electric blue. [#9, p.102]
  6. 70
    A set of abrasively melodic pop songs. [May 2004, p.124]
  7. [Its] Atari-quality grooves and soulless Berlin homages reek of '80s hipster trash. [4 June 2004, p.80]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. ErikK
    May 28, 2004
    10
    It is the perfect hybrid of dub,rock,electro, punk. . . oh man it is a very special cd indeed. Genre bending. You must give in to the "theme" of Devin Dazzle to fully appreciate. Excellent concept album. Expand
  2. PaulK
    Jun 4, 2004
    9
    old techniques renewed and recycled into something truly catchy and beautiful. one of the most interesting records to come out this year. pickitup.
  3. JohnV
    May 28, 2004
    8
    Excellent retrofuturistic fun house!
  4. MichaelK
    Jun 16, 2004
    8
    This album plays like an excellent mix disc with great flow between tracks and a nice variety amongst the guest vocalists and the different styles incorporated here (electroclash, Prince-like R&B, etc.). What a party! Expand