Dystopia - Midnight Juggernauts
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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the Australian-based electronic band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. With its out-of-this-world visions and lines like “Floating off the edge of the ocean/Out into the galaxy,” Dystopia gives listeners the urge to escape to distant lands.
  2. 80
    Sure, a couple of songs may seem to end a bit abruptly, but most of the opportunities you want them to take--they take.
  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.
  4. 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.
  5. Dystopia leaves you wanting more. [Summer 2008, p.94]
  6. 60
    Once the annoying vocoder-rock of 'Tombstone' kicks in, you remember that alll dystopias start out with the best intentions. [June 2008, p.114]
  7. It’s not all bad--the production’s tight and technically impressive, and the sonic landscape of the album full and enveloping. But when played through multiple times, Dystopia isn’t really exciting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. 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.
  2. 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 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. Collapse