OK Cowboy - Vitalic
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  • Summary: This is the full-length debut for French techno artist and DJ Pascal Arbez-Nicolas, best known for his 2001 single "La Rock 01" (which is included here).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 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.
  2. Beyond the grooves etched in this record, what is most exciting is the ease with which Arbez brushes aside the canon of 90s giants.
  3. 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]
  4. This debut album took three years to make and could almost be his greatest-hits collection. It's a cracker, too; all clean, punchy metal beats and blistering, drunken synth lines in the finest italo-disco style.
  5. 80
    You could buy this album just for "Poney Part 1," and really, it'd be worth it. [Jun 2005, p.81]
  6. OK Cowboy is a full-fledged album, with a satisfying ebb and flow that shows that Arbez's sound has several sides to it.
  7. Sound[s] like out-takes from [Daft Punk's] Discovery. [Jun 2005, p.118]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. CramerC
    Jul 28, 2006
    so deeply high!
  2. susanab
    Aug 10, 2005
    great ! best ever
  3. NeightA
    Mar 12, 2006
    Good 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.
  4. IanO
    Jun 1, 2005
    Outstanding stuff. You just know he's French from the first listen. Evokes robotic bliss. You just can't stop tapping out those beats.
  5. rastah
    Apr 12, 2006
    Very artisticly expressed techno sound. Really something alternative in the eletronic scene. It even gets better with every listening session.
  6. nakios
    Jun 25, 2005
  7. PhilJ
    Jul 17, 2006
    Seriously overrated. Uninspired, boring and annoyingly cheesy. Astonished at how much attention this has received. Matmos and Isolee

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