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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. It's all a welcome change from dance-scene earnestness, and worth 48 minutes of anyone's time.
  3. 80
    The sort of herky, jerky new wave Molly Ringwald might have bopped to in The Breakfast Club. [Jun 2004, p.95]
  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. If label executives of 1982 were brought to the present day, they'd hear at least six singles here.
  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
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  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" 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 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! Collapse