I Com - Miss Kittin
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  • Summary: Born in France and now residing in Berlin, Miss Kittin (aka Caroline Herve) has provided vocals for a variety of electronica producers, including Felix Da Housecat and The Hacker. Here, she works with producers Tobi Neumann and Thies Mynther.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. 'I Com' delivers on all the promise that preceded it and makes quantum leaps of brilliance every time it's played.
  2. She writes beats and creates streetwise slithery DogPop with b-lines and brawn and occasionally shows us that wide-open vulnerability is as vital and visceral as virulent heartsteppin’ sin-sharing.
  3. 80
    Cruel, sexy and offhand by turns. [Jun 2004, p.114]
  4. I Com thus presents a new model for electroclash artists: it still exhibits some hallmarks of impersonal club music, but it also offers a (presumably genuine) glimpse inside the private diary of Miss Kittin.
  5. It all sounds glamorous as hell. [8-22 Jul 2004, p.122]
  6. 68
    Apart from the live instrumentation, what stands out the most is Kittin's treatment of the synth as something more than aural shellac. [#10, p.92]
  7. For the most part, I Com sounds like the worst musical mangles of electroclash: the ax-chipped rhythms, the dated blips and bleeps, the distinct sheen of thoughtlessness, and the wry style shot like a flare over the head of substance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. lisas
    Nov 4, 2004
    Get your groooooove on!
  2. DouglasU
    Dec 25, 2005
    Miss Kittin is AWESOME!!!!
  3. zorro.Zig
    Sep 10, 2004
    The songs on the album get better and better the more you listen to them. Sure, it cannot re-create the atmosphere of a 2hr+ Miss Kittin live set, but it's a great album in it's own right. Expand
  4. PeterB
    Jun 10, 2004
    The production is great, and it's great driving music, but she needs to stop using her personal life as a source for lyrics.
  5. PatT
    Aug 18, 2004
    I really liked her work with the Hacker and Felix the Housecat, and I loved her RadioCaroline CD. This, however, is a major disappointment. It?s disjointed, boring, and never adds up to much. It?s too self-conscious, and she seems to spend a lot of the album lamenting her celebrity, but really, I just don?t care. There are two or three good tracks, especially those produced by the Hacker, but the rest is mediocre. Electroclash is over, the glitz and glamour are old hat, and it?s hard to make a career out of speaking accented English. Expand