Genetic World - Télépopmusik
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  • Summary: This debut album from the French electronica trio features the Wild Colonials' Angela McCluskey on vocals on a number of tracks.
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  1. A laid-back meshing of chilled hip hop, late-night jazz and upscale dancefloor grooves. [Aug 2002, p.84]
  2. 80
    Offers a little bit of everything, but stays deeply rooted in stoney, catchy house music. [Jul 2002, p.79]
  3. Telepopmusik has all of the innovative approaches of their countrymen, and their attention to lyrics and prominent place for vocal styles means that their album is both accessible and deeply interesting.
  4. 70
    Another fiercely fashionable and languidly ambitious collective. [Apr 2002, p.108]
  5. By turns magical and maddening, it's with the house-tinged ambience of singles Breath and Love Can Damage Your Health that they excel.
  6. A lounge lizard's idea of heaven.
  7. It feels too clinical, icy cold, almost sterile.

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  1. rayp
    Oct 20, 2005
    9
    great album
  2. May 8, 2014
    8
    Once upon a time, when mainstream electronic music was more ambitious than just repetitive house beats and trance melodies, Télépopmusik litOnce upon a time, when mainstream electronic music was more ambitious than just repetitive house beats and trance melodies, Télépopmusik lit up the genre with their one-hit wonder "Breathe", which charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and eventually placed on one of the Now That's What I Call Music albums due to its use in a popular commercial. "Breathe", an embracing electronica entry made even catchier thanks to Angela McClusky's soothing vocals, as well as the rest of Genetic World, follow a variety of influences from jazz to trip hop, which allow it to be as timeless as ever in a generation that's babied by overly produced dance anthems. Put on your headphones and just shut your eyes, soak in McClusky's multiple guest vocals and the French trio's knack for calming and creative melodies. Expand
  3. BitBurn
    Apr 28, 2003
    7
    Great record.