Monkeytown

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Oct 7, 2011
    100
    Monkeytown is the sound of two men working in harmony, perfectly in control of their machines. And it may just be one of the albums of the year.
  2. Oct 5, 2011
    90
    Bronsert and Szary rarely break the mould here but it's instead one of the most accessible and effortlessly enjoyable dance music albums of the year.
  3. Feb 13, 2012
    85
    Monkeytown is a must for fans of techno, electro, and/or pop.
  4. Oct 3, 2011
    74
    The album may be scattershot, but perhaps that doesn't matter so much when it's delivered out the barrel of a 12-gauge.
  5. Nov 3, 2011
    70
    The duo dares you not to have a good time, then double-dog-dares you to try and shuffle them into a convenient genre compartment. [Oct 2011, p.112]
  6. Oct 14, 2011
    70
    While nobody expects cohesiveness from these guys, Monkeytown is at least commendably concise--their leanest and tightest offering yet.
  7. Oct 7, 2011
    70
    Monkeytown is definitely an intriguing and thoughtful project, and improves with each listen.
  8. Oct 4, 2011
    70
    Modeselektor's willingness to collaborate and explore sounds while still sticking to their identifiable, fat, bass-heavy crunk techno style is worth applauding, and there's no reason to think that they won't continue to remain relevant.
  9. Sep 30, 2011
    70
    Modeselektor sprinkle the Flying Lotus–style funk sparingly, melting their Teutonic cool just enough to reveal a previously missing musical link: soulfulness.

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