Machine Says Yes


Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. If, 18 minutes into this album, you are not ready to proclaim these two London-via-Leeds hedonists the most exciting thing in dance music, you need your feet examined.
  2. FC Kahuna have aimed scandalously high with this record, and they've not been found wanting.
  3. It's truly great stuff. The future is, apparently, now.
  4. Easily as good as the last Chemicals album and often snapping at the heels of Daft Punk's 'Discovery', 'Machine Says Yes' is as broad in its retro reference as it is happy to revel in the futuristic.
  5. If it's difficult to focus in on what FC Kahuna does best, it's probably because it's all done well.
  6. It may not be the psychedelic mind-warps that the Chemicals usually offer up, but it is an excellent debut and delivers the tunes we were hoping for earlier in 2002.
  7. Mixer
    Riding a delicate balance of acid house and electro, Machine Says Yes is as cold as it is hot. [Dec 2002, p.76]
  8. Alternative Press
    FC Kahuna tracks revel in the duo's simple blurbs of sound and less-is-more sonics. [Jan 2003, p.91]
  9. Urb
    A really freaky, fun ride into eclectism. [Nov 2002, p.94]
  10. Machine Says Yes throbs like vintage acid house, but they've given it a cosmetic makeover for the millennium.
  11. Mojo
    A quirky yet coherent whole. [May 2002, p.97]
  12. Blender
    [They] emerge from the Chemical Brothers' shadow without ever threatening to break new ground. [#13, p.93]
  13. "Machine" is ultimately flawed when the Kahuna boys abandon uptempo techno for atypically hymnal pastures.
  14. The bulk of Machine Says Yes draws heavily on the rhythms and studio techniques of FC Kahuna's big beat roots, and garnishes them vigorously with the robotic female vocals and canned electro beats of Ladytron or Peaches; it gets old faster than Wesley Willis.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. PauloD
    Mar 29, 2004
    I´m brazillian... and I have to say that this guy´s beats are addictive everywere in the world...
  2. QuietStorm
    Apr 19, 2003
    Oh My God!