I Love You, Dude - Digitalism
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  • Summary: The second album for the German electronic duo features a track co-written by Julian Casablancas of The Strokes.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Dec 6, 2011
    80
    The key feeling could be summed up in the album title, in a way -- it's not necessarily that the album is all about love, but it's definitely about warmth and happy energy with a definite male slant, a blissed feeling over the heavy crunch and impact of the music.
  2. Jun 27, 2011
    70
    It's the contrast between these points--the brilliantly familiar and the boldly flawed--that ensures I Love You, Dude stays on the right side of lazy revivalism.
  3. Jul 1, 2011
    70
    I like it a lot. Much better than their first.
  4. Jun 21, 2011
    60
    German electro poppers making a play for the festival crowds. [July 2011, p. 102]
  5. Jun 27, 2011
    60
    The only real fault with I Love You, Dude (apart from the title) is that it becomes too familiar over the course of a whole album. Slim down the 10 tracks, though, and you've got the perfect party EP.
  6. Jun 27, 2011
    50
    The record is obvious and contrived; but bass is bass, a drop is a drop, and a banger is a banger – no matter how much guilt the enjoyment brings.
  7. Jul 6, 2011
    30
    There's no debating in my mind that Digitalism have the potential to produce an album even better than Idealism. But sadly, I Love You, Dude is not it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 6, 2011
    9
    This album is getting panned by the critics for one reason and one reason only. Its a good album. If you liked they're previous album. This is better.
  2. Nov 6, 2011
    9
    Yes, this is not the most original album of the century, but it is still great. Sometimes, we don't need big heavy sensible subjects or meanings in a artwork. Sometimes, we just want some kick ass tunes to forget all our life preoccupations, that's what you get primarily with this music album. Thank you Digitalism. Expand