Musique Automatique - Stereo Total
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  • Summary: This is the fifth LP for the French-pop-influenced, Berlin-based duo of Francoise Cactus and Brezel Goring.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
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  1. Musique Automatique captures both the vibrant spirit of Europe as well as the feel of modern pop to create a wonderful album.
  2. 80
    On paper it may sound like brittle Grand Royal retro-cool, but on record it simply belts along with a primal melodic simplicity and sexy nu-wave freshness. [January 2002, p.146]
  3. 80
    Bridging the gap between Trio and British pub rock, Stereo Total seem to possess an endless supply of minimalist studio creativity to complement the direct but infectious style of their melodies.
  4. Manages never to get tired or annoying.
  5. It's true that a lot of Musique Automatique can get old really fast.
  6. The album gains a newfound polish, particularly in the production, but also loses some of the spontaneous energy and wide-ranging influences that characterize the rest of Stereo Total's work.
  7. Lovable, albeit irritatingly so.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. MatthewL
    Jul 16, 2006
    Think Brill Building meets Kraftwerk meets the White Stripes and you might be on the right track. Stereo Total should be universally famous, not to mention adored. But this isn't to be, at least not as I write this. Do them a favor, buy this record, this is beautiful pop music for beautiful people. So get to it already! Expand
  2. AshleaF
    Mar 15, 2004
    It's great. It wasn't easy for me to hear about them, let alone find t