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  • Summary: The duo's second remix compilation this year includes their take on tracks by Junior Senior, N.E.R.D., Nine Inch Nails, Goldfrapp and more.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
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  1. While the tracks are longer and more realized, they're still distinctly remixes instantly recognizable as DFA output -- a mark of individual distinction many remixers strive to attain but few reach.
  2. 88
    Fun the way a dance floor should be. [#22, p.102]
  3. We know that that the DFA can do dynamic mutation as well as anyone, but Chapter Two reveals that it's their quest to become pioneers of the hypnotic groove that is the more seductive.
  4. This is a fine second volume... serving further notice of DFA's production talent.
  5. 70
    Chapter 2 doesn't merely document; it selects tracks that hold together as an album. [Nov 2006, p.104]
  6. Only their radical overhaul of Nine Inch Nails' Hand That Feeds shows any sign of creativity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Matt
    Oct 10, 2006
    Who cares what Pitchfork thinks? This is awesome!
  2. Jason
    Oct 10, 2006
    Anyway, despite what others think, this is a pretty solid collection of remixes. Yes, the DFA's sound is by now rather familiar, but it still thrills and stands up to repeated listens. Too much dance music is either forgettable or of the "flavor of the month" variety. Many of these remixes are better than the originals and together constitute a coherent album worth revisiting. Expand
  3. Dan
    Oct 11, 2006
    The more recent remixes by DFA have really been impressing me. Their takes on songs by Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom, Arthur Russell, Hot Chip, and Golfrapp are some of my favorite remixes of the year; the latter of which are on this album. The rest of this album ranges from "alright" to "great," but overall I was certainly not disappointed by it. I can't believe people actually complain about the long track lengths and repetition. In fact it's amazing how for having such long mixes, they really aren't that repetetive. If you really do like dance and techno music and aren't just some indie kid who's knowledge of it comes from reading occasional P-fork DFA-touting, then there's a good chance you'll dig this comp (but hey, maybe not). Actually, some of those guys I just mentioned might like this too. Expand
  4. mc
    Oct 10, 2006
    Yep, this confirms it. Pitchfork are a bunch of yes men fanboys that know absolutely nothing of good music. I would go as far to say that they are playing some kind of reverse psychology gimmick where they give high scores to total crap music and vice versa....well done! Expand
  5. Giterdone
    Oct 10, 2006
    I like good techno, but this is not it. ancient sounding samples and extremely boring repetitive tracks, some of which run waaayyy too long. really butchers most of the originals.....not recommended. Expand
  6. laundry
    Oct 12, 2006
    as with chapter 1, really rudimentary, juvenille, and annoying production. please stop making music, cause it truely blows...hot air that is