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  • Summary: This volume collects 9 remixes by the production team The DFA (the duo of Tim Goldsworthy and James Murphy) of songs by Gorillaz, Hot Chip, Chemical Brothers, Le Tigre, Radio 4 and more.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 100
    It's a set packed with ideas and enthusiasm. [May 2006, p.105]
  2. What's best is the sense that no DFA remix will sound quite the same way twice. That applies to the sounds within as well as the complete tracks, which beg to be approached from different directions--as contemplative rock, frazzled dance, wonky prog, and so on--so they can show off entry points lurking almost everywhere.
  3. Those who missed these gems the first time around would be hard-pressed to find another dance disc in 2006 that rivals the level of quality found here.
  4. Electronic showboating even the original authors would struggle to identify. [May 2006, p.138]
  5. A cornucopia of treats that will hopefully move your butt onto the dance floor whether you're at a club or in your living room. [#13, p.84]
  6. 80
    The handclaps will make you happy, but it's DFA's prog moves and knowing, if self-deprecating, nods that make this music for the head as well as the hips. [Jun 2006, p.147]
  7. A few good ideas emerge, but are then repeated endlessly to the point of sheer boredom.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Aug 21, 2012
    I can't say LCD Soundsystem is my favourite band. But I can certainly say that James Murphy is my truly inspiration for my musical career. His projects including the ones with Tim are simply amazing and revolutionary. This work defines James and Tim geniuses, creating an unique compilation with remixes that you won't see anything like these. BRAVO!!! Expand
  2. matta
    Apr 20, 2006
    When I listen to this album it makes me want to fuck a girl, beat the shit out of someone, dance my ass off, and break something all at the same time. Fucking awesome, man. Expand
  3. TurkRocks
    Nov 15, 2006
    Amazing! Anybody that does not pose to be a music master, pop lord, or king of ear noises (AKA All around pompus jerks) would know Gorillaz is a stand on its own! It goes up against the world, smacks it in the face, and seems to say 'Betcha you weren't expecting that, now where ya??' Gorillaz - Original, beautiful, wonderful. Expand
  4. ricardov
    Jun 15, 2006
    dance dance and dance till sweat
  5. AlexF
    Sep 20, 2006
    A lot of remixes can sound like novelties, but the DFA manages to make these tracks sound better than the original versions. Undeniably catchy and danceable, even for those who don't dance. Expand
  6. LawrenceP
    May 16, 2006
    DFA are the best at making dance music for people that don't like dance music. Matt A, how much did you spend on the girl?
  7. DaveA
    May 27, 2006

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