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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9

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  1. JerD.
    Jun 5, 2008
    10
    One of the best records of the year. They're basically ELO for the new generation. Other Austrailan artists with superb new albums such as Pedulum, The Presets, and Cut Copy have me thinking the down under won't be held down for much longer.
  2. MikeL.
    Aug 16, 2008
    10
    Listen to the entire album and you'll wake up thinking you've been in a different world the entire time.
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Their songwriting and vocals are actually better than Air, closer to Scissor Sisters again in their ability to write great pop songs and deliver them with flair.
  2. If Dystopia lacks the sophisticated subtleties of stuff by Daft Punk, the music successfully distracts you from its absence with huge hooks and driving beats that make subtlety seem like a bourgeois contrivance.
  3. The prospect of Midnight Juggernauts completely reviving the new wave scene is a long shot (perhaps thankfully so), but the trio has gone a long way toward proving that, when only the best parts are culled, the fairly dead genres of yore can, when bolstered by modern sounds, result in something beautiful and memorable.