Fist Of God - MSTRKRFT
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  • Summary: The Toronto duo's latest album feature guests such as E-40, Ghostface Killah, and John Legend.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Peppered with hip-hop connections (E-40, Ghostface Killah, Freeway), equally informed by raw Chicago house and the riff-worshipping of Jesse’s previous (DFA 1979), and finally free of the omnipresent vocoder, it’s near-essential stuff.
  2. God is an album perfect for daytime iPod consumption--and suitable for keeping the party bumping well after midnight. [Apr 2009, p.142]
  3. All in all, passably decent party music, but lacking in the divine touch its title might imply.
  4. Despite any pretensions otherwise, their second album sounds a lot like the Day-Glo disco and retro house being pushed by every other hip indie-dance act right now.
  5. Not a mind-blowing work of art, but expect at least a few more singles to blow up over the next few months.
  6. MSTRKRFT keep things bouncing, but they never match Daft Punk or Justice on the hook or cleverness quotient.
  7. In a genre filled with faceless artists, MSTRKRFT only manage to stand out by being exceptionally faceless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. BlakeB
    Jul 5, 2009
    Classic electronic album. Runs circles around "Cross."
  2. JohnP
    Mar 26, 2009
    Can't see why it has received such a bad rating. I feel its only fault is as an album it's lacking a real flow. Otherwise it is a great listen and would highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the genre. Expand
  3. NathanielR
    Mar 27, 2009
    Its solid overall, but some tracks really drag the whole thing down. The album opens well enough with four solid tracks but I can't help feel it gets bogged down a lot by the guest artists. NORE and E-40's tracks are just kind of dumb and fun, but both tracks by Jahmal are kind of forgettable and the Ghostface track is a big disappointment. Still, my favorite tracks on the album are 1000 Cigarettes and Vuvuvu, so I guess I just prefer my MSTRKRFT straight, without the extra "help". Oh, and contrary to what seems to be the popular opinion in the critical community, I like vocoders and think they sound awesome. Hope they bring some of that "Looks" sound back next time around. Expand
  4. MycroftW
    May 28, 2009
    Theor remixes were a hard act to follow, but it's not as bad as some of the reviews suggest.
  5. Sep 1, 2010
    So This album has really great songs like "1,000 Cigarettes", "Fist of God" "Vuvuvu" ," It ain't Love", and "Heartbreaker". The Ghostface killer song "Word up" and the "1,000 Cigarettes remix" just plain suck. The main problem i found with this album is not the songs themselves but those featured on them. "Click Click" for example has an amazing beat but E.40 entire verse kind of brings it down. I just hope next time they have less people featured. So this can be a pass or go depended on what kind of electro you like. Expand
  6. erin
    May 13, 2009
    French electro wannabe vs top 100 hip hop / pop. No thanks. Nothing new or remotely worth listening to here.
  7. YoureWrongImRight
    Jul 23, 2009
    A Simply awful electro album. This kinds sound has been done a 100 times and a hundred times better. This is the sound of creativity taking a backseat to indulgence. An irritating mess. Poor Ghostface got the worst track of them all. A damn shame. Expand