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  • Summary: This is the fourth album for house music producer Brian Transeau, who has faded from the limelight a bit since his heyday in the mid-to-late 1990s, although has produced hits for the likes of Britney Spears and *NSync. Collaborators here include Rose McGowan, Scott McCloud (Girls Against Boys), and Guru (Gang Starr). Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 83
    ET streaks the gauntlet from breaks to hip-hop to trance and downtempo with seamless, soothing fluidity. [Oct 2003, p.90]
  2. 80
    At seventy-eight minutes, Emotional Technology gets a bit long in the tooth, but you get the feeling that the myriad streams of sound that pass between (and through) his ears have finally nestled together in a grandiose manner he envisioned. [Sep 2003, p.99]
  3. BT's attempts at rock 'n' roll lead to schizophrenic sloppiness.
  4. Just a shade less stunning than his last full-length, Emotional Technology at least establishes him as one of the better album constructors in the singles-driven world of dance.
  5. He's too reserved as a solo performer to keep things interesting. [5 Sep 2003, p.77]
  6. [He brings] a real, radio-friendly pop element to electronic-based tunes he hopes will cross over.
  7. To be fair, there are a few club-friendly beats strewn about this album, but for the most part they're so candy-coated with a thick glaze of kiddie-friendly dance pop you'd hardly notice.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6