What makes OK Cowboy worthwhile is not a greater emphasis on the chilly tones that made Vitalic’s initial singles so impressive and characterized some of his savage DJ sets, but the demonstration of a surprising degree of variety and even humanity within those seemingly narrow colonnades of rising and whiplash synths over soulless, mechanical drums.
New Musical Express (NME)This is an album that leaves you in absolutely no doubt that, at the very least, Pascal Arbez-Nicolas is the best thing to come out of France since Daft Punk. [30 Apr 2005, p.63]
UncutArbez not only shatters the risible notion that dance music is currently unwell, he also presents thrilling new ways of approaching pop, folk and rock'n'roll. [May 2005, p.100]
UrbYou could buy this album just for "Poney Part 1," and really, it'd be worth it. [Jun 2005, p.81]
Q MagazineSound[s] like out-takes from [Daft Punk's] Discovery. [Jun 2005, p.118]
CramerCJul 28, 2006so deeply high!
susanabAug 10, 2005great ! best ever
NeightAMar 12, 2006Good enough to inspire me to tell you guys about it. I loved it the first time I listened to it, and I can't stop.
IanOJun 1, 2005Outstanding stuff. You just know he's French from the first listen. Evokes robotic bliss. You just can't stop tapping out those beats.
rastahApr 12, 2006Very artisticly expressed techno sound. Really something alternative in the eletronic scene. It even gets better with every listening session.
nakiosJun 25, 2005great!
PhilJJul 17, 2006Seriously overrated. Uninspired, boring and annoyingly cheesy. Astonished at how much attention this has received. Matmos and Isolee
Awards & Rankings
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|Live at the Whisky a Go Go: The Complete Recordings - Otis Redding|
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|We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest|
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|Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels|
|Arca - Arca|
|More Scared of You than You Are of Me - The Smith Street Band|
|What in the Natural World - Jake Xerxes Fussell|
|Forever - Code Orange|