OK Cowboy - Vitalic
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. A record that's in the same league as Homework or Discovery.
  2. 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]
  3. 83
    While Vitalic may add little to electronic music or its various subgenres, he interweaves effortlessly their prevailing styles into complex arrangements that are neither kinked-up innovation nor neutered homage.
  4. Beyond the grooves etched in this record, what is most exciting is the ease with which Arbez brushes aside the canon of 90s giants.
  5. 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.
  6. A tour de force of infectious acid techno and head-rush-inducing electroclash and, as likely as not, this year's essential dance purchase.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Jan 28, 2013
    8
    With highlights like: "My Friend Dario, The Past, Poney Part 1, Newman and La Rock 01", Vitalic proves that he knows what he's doing. OK Cowboy is a marvelous, riveting experience. Full Review »
  2. j30
    Jan 30, 2012
    8
    While most electronic music is just bland and repetitive, OK Cowboy is well developed and unexpected.