• Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: May 21, 2002
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. rayp
    Oct 20, 2005
    9
    great album
  2. BitBurn
    Apr 28, 2003
    7
    Great record.
  3. May 8, 2014
    8
    Once 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 madeOnce 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
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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Urb
    70
    Genetic World finds Telepopmusik vying with Zero 7 and Naomi as the next legendary collective. If only they'd lose tracks 6 and 7. [Jul 2002, p.102]
  2. Uncut
    70
    Another fiercely fashionable and languidly ambitious collective. [Apr 2002, p.108]
  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.