Health//Disco

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  • Summary: The compilation album for the experimental electronic band features remixes by Acid Girls, CFCF, Pink Skull, Narctrax, and Crystal Castles.
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  1. Album two may see an outline of refinement established, but for now their doldrums meanderings are more exhilarating than many acts’ most-accomplished must-haves, making this a two-from-two contender for a top-ten year-end finish.
  2. Uncut
    80
    A facinating treatment, and really rather groovy. [Sep 2008, p.89]
  3. HEALTH’s brand of joy is a sinister one, and HEALTH//DISCO brings that to the forefront in all its wild-eyed glory.
  4. Totally cohesive and thoroughly bangin’.
  5. For all its maximalist glory, DISCO is remarkably nuanced, minor elements seamlessly shifting in and out of frame behind the compositions’ vibrant foregrounds.
  6. Under The Radar
    70
    This cohesive, up-tempo, synth-heavy series of interpretations manages to mirror the original's diversity of approach. [Summer 2008, p.94]
  7. Undoubtedly it's a very effective dance record, and in a club everything here would sound great. As an album, though, HEALTH//DISCO is encumbered by the very tracks that have birthed it.

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  1. Ivars
    Aug 20, 2008
    6
    Is not bad, but sounds to much like a copy of hot chip to me.
  2. DW
    Jun 24, 2008
    4
    I'm pretty annoyed by the whole electronic dance revival thing in general, but this one in particular bothers me because it's not I'm pretty annoyed by the whole electronic dance revival thing in general, but this one in particular bothers me because it's not only been touted as somehow special and different but also as a worthy companion Health's debut, an album I really enjoyed. This is just another unnecessary remix album, and there is absolutely nothing remarkable about it. The fact that Health songs (borderline noise-rock) provide the building blocks for these tracks don't make the generic dance beats any more interesting, especially when they have generic, retro synths layered onto them. I've spent some time with this one, trying to appreciate it on some level, but I've found myself just wanting my time and money back. The only decent track is probably the Crystal Castles remix of "Crimewave". Collapse