Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. A masterful bricolage that revisits the crossroads of early-'80s clubland without ever settling for cheap pastiche.
  2. Mojo
    90
    The work of a genuine individualist. [Aug 2001, p.108]
  3. 90
    Might already have an inside shot to be the best record of 2002 here in the states.
  4. 'Kittenz And Thee Glitz' is not a techno album, hardly even a dance record, only partially an '80s homage, and not quite pure pop either. But it is also all of these things in one, plus some kind of warped comment on celebrity culture.
  5. The music here is never outright parody, and there's evidence that real work went into creating this record -- it isn't a lightweight effort designed to cash in on retro-trendiness.
  6. The results are almost painfully fashionable, f'sure, but utterly essential nonetheless.
  7. Whilst Daft Punk's elaborate practical joke of an album, Discovery, reeked of childish trying-too-hard elitism, Felix's party is both exclusive and enjoyable, sharing a sense of humour and musical ethos with Scouse synthesiser aficionados Ladytron.
  8. Urb
    80
    Instead of just blowing the dust off of relics from his childhood closet, he's embraced the neon ehtos of the era and produced and actual New Wave album that still sounds eerily contemporary. [#90, p.118]
  9. Blender
    80
    An intentionally ludicrous Eurotrash concept album about the sweet life. [Apr/May 2002, p.113]
  10. Suggests Kraftwerk crashing a party at the Playboy Mansion.
  11. The perfect guest at your next guilty-pleasure dance party.
  12. Alternative Press
    70
    Kittenz is stocked with decadent electro-house grooves, slinky synth burbles and Ms. Kittin's glammy, deadpan vocals that sound like Madonna on Quaaludes. [Mar 2002, p.80]
  13. Kittenz features a few too many barely sketched ideas, but its rough-hewn surface ultimately tightens the psychic squeeze.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. IHaveNoFirstNameNorHaveIASurname
    Nov 13, 2002
    7
    Dat's da wurst title I evah hurd! Fine music doh.
  2. DirkK.
    Feb 6, 2002
    8
    Viciously cool and glitzy indeed. Perfect pop for catwalkers. And the record breathes a true statement: sex, drugs and rock and roll are Viciously cool and glitzy indeed. Perfect pop for catwalkers. And the record breathes a true statement: sex, drugs and rock and roll are over.... everybody wants to be Hollywood... Full Review »