Fist Of God

  • Record Label: Downtown
  • Release Date: Mar 17, 2009
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. 60
    Fist isn't quite a God punch, but it hits with legit impact.
  2. 60
    Fist delivers a gut punch of awesomely distorted synths and raw, kicks-and-snares percussion....But maintaining a fist-pumping pace can be exhausting.
  3. 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.
  4. Not a mind-blowing work of art, but expect at least a few more singles to blow up over the next few months.
  5. Fist of God is very much in step with all the party rage of every other club track album that’s been released in the last year or so--and that’s exactly its problem.
  6. In a way, this is representative of the album--it's got all the right moves in place, but MSTRKRFT's handle on content is still slightly lagging behind their facility for tone and form.
  7. Under The Radar
    60
    Dust off your dancing shoes. [Spring 2009, p.79]
  8. Their second album is a guest-packed party record built from monster beats, churning synths and power chords, and if there's nothing here that Daft Punk haven't done before, it wins points for sheer muscular euphoria.
  9. Q Magazine
    60
    Overall this is splendid nonsense. [Jul 2009, p.128]
  10. MSTRKRFT keep things bouncing, but they never match Daft Punk or Justice on the hook or cleverness quotient.
  11. 50
    Fist of God is surprisingly decent if you can manage to divorce it from its lame context.
  12. 'Heartbreaker' is a great song--musical, dance-y, poppy, and interesting--that puts the other artists-in-residence to shame. All the rest is jogging music.
  13. Filter
    48
    Listening to this record, made me feel like the Andy Rooney of dance/electronic music. [Winter 2009, p.92]
  14. All the charm and fun to be found of "Looks" ends up being pulverized by this bland ambition, and Fist of God ends up being just a loud, inspiration-free, truly disappointing dance album that fails to capture ears or move feet.
  15. MSTRKRFT make a racket that's impressive at first but eventually the echoes of it return to bite them.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Sep 1, 2010
    6
    So This album has really great songs like "1,000 Cigarettes", "Fist of God" "Vuvuvu" ," It ain't Love", and "Heartbreaker". The GhostfaceSo 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. Full Review »
  2. YoureWrongImRight
    Jul 23, 2009
    1
    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 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. Full Review »
  3. BlakeB
    Jul 5, 2009
    10
    Classic electronic album. Runs circles around "Cross."