First Album - Miss Kittin & The Hacker
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  • Summary: Picked up by Emperor Norton for distribution in the U.S., this new wave-meets-eurodisco-meets-house disc features the programming talents of The Hacker and accented spoken vocals from Miss Kittin, who also appears on the recent Felix Da Housecat LP. Clubgoers may recognize the track "FrankPicked up by Emperor Norton for distribution in the U.S., this new wave-meets-eurodisco-meets-house disc features the programming talents of The Hacker and accented spoken vocals from Miss Kittin, who also appears on the recent Felix Da Housecat LP. Clubgoers may recognize the track "Frank Sinatra," which attracted some attention when released as a single in 1997. Expand
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  1. This French-Swiss duo pumps out retro-'80s-style disco beats and silly lyrics, creating a fun, goofy, ironic vibe that is sure to be a hit in Europe and perhaps in America.
  2. First Album is proof that embracing a cliche with style can be just as powerful as running away from it.
  3. Synth techno filtered through the twenty years of electronic dance music that have unspooled since 1982. [11 Apr 2002, p.132]
  4. 70
    Musically, The Hacker provides syncopated New Wave beats with the timeless precision of a musical scholar. [Mar 2002, p.118]
  5. Take a Casio keyboard or any other early '80s dance machine, wheel it out and blow the dust off and you would most likely be able to produce an album at least as enjoyable as this one.
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  1. PaulScottodiP
    Sep 11, 2003
    10
    This was such a hot CD, and then you listen to it again, and you fall in love...

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