Monkeytown - Modeselektor
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  • Summary: The Berlin duo's third album includes Radiohead's Thom Yorke as a guest vocalist.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
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  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. Feb 13, 2012
    85
    Monkeytown is a must for fans of techno, electro, and/or pop.
  3. 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.
  4. 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]
  5. Oct 18, 2011
    60
    Yorke aside, the attractions are few in Monkeytown. [Nov 2011, p.93]
  6. Nov 8, 2011
    60
    Monkeytown presents mutated dance music, ranging from satirical mutoid rap, warehouse ragga and even jump-up ambient. [Nov. 2011, p. 136]
  7. Sep 30, 2011
    40
    Of the variable decisions on Monkeytown, though, the worst is the employment of Radiohead's Thom Yorke on two tracks--something of a recent trend in dance music--his voice serving as the ultimate buzzkill to deaden any enjoyment of the party.

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