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  • Summary: The latest album for the electronic DJ/producer from Chicago was recorded in Belgium.
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  1. 80
    Take the jokes for what they are and discover that Felix's style-shifting is refreshing at album length. It may even make He Was Kings the finest full-length effort he's ever created.
  2. For the most part, He Was King emphasizes pop accessibility--and it often does so with catchy, likable results.
  3. Masterfully bleak and hyper-stylized, He Was King is music for the robot age.
  4. His 10th effort is his most focused since 2001's "Kittenz And Thee Glitz." [Oct 2009, p.111]
  5. 60
    Felix Stallings Jr. bounces back by sampling, quoting, and paraphrasing other people’s rubbery tunes, and showcasing them in similarly elastic settings.
  6. Felix’s work has been steadily declining since then, and He Was King does nothing to reverse the trend.
  7. Ultimately, He Was King is electro-pop on autopilot.

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