User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35

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  1. HaimC
    Jun 10, 2005
    10
    First time with electronic based music. I think that now i won't be able to here again mainstream music. Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. AtulV
    Jun 5, 2005
    10
    Wonderful fantastic Mindblowing are the words that come to me after you listen to this album wonderful album not one song is a rotten tomato every song is crafted with exclusive attention .
  3. ElliottM
    Jun 1, 2005
    10
    This is one helluva record. Fantastic from start to finish. The first track remains my single favorite song of the year for some bizarre, unexplainable reason. Anyhow, it's the second best album of the year so far, behind the already-classic Arular.
  4. DanielS
    Jun 7, 2005
    9
    Kan't quite bring myself to give 10/10. great 80% of album, perhaps a couple of the tunes are a bit old??? but the rest is reassuringly excellent. another direction ofr French House, away from daftpunk/air,etc.
  5. Frank
    Aug 2, 2005
    10
    One of the best albums of 2005. Can't believe it's that low on the rankings
  6. vinny
    Apr 11, 2006
    9
    pretty impressed this one! saw him live in osaka last year, one of my bests gig ever!!! album is spun out. lovin repair machines and poney part 2!
  7. rastah
    Apr 12, 2006
    9
    Very artisticly expressed techno sound. Really something alternative in the eletronic scene. It even gets better with every listening session.
  8. IanO
    Jun 1, 2005
    9
    Outstanding stuff. You just know he's French from the first listen. Evokes robotic bliss. You just can't stop tapping out those beats.
  9. nakios
    Jun 25, 2005
    9
    great!
  10. LeonardoF
    Jun 5, 2005
    10
    this album is damn great. the good old songs + several new wonderful ones. "no fun" and "repair machines" are the highlights, along with the already famous "la rock 01" and "poney pt 1".
  11. susanab
    Aug 10, 2005
    10
    great ! best ever
  12. NeightA
    Mar 12, 2006
    10
    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.
  13. Shawna-
    Mar 2, 2006
    10
    I Enjoyed him. Lovely music. I fell in love without marrying it.
  14. [Anonymous]
    Apr 20, 2006
    9
    I don't really get the Daft Punk comparisons people are making. This sounds nothing like Daft Punk (who I also adore). Vitalic's sound is much more visceral. I have a new favorite track everytime i listen. One of the standout house albums of last year (er, this year for those who didn't import).
  15. CramerC
    Jul 28, 2006
    10
    so deeply high!
  16. RH
    Mar 17, 2006
    10
    One of the best electronic releases of the last few years. A must listen.
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Beyond the grooves etched in this record, what is most exciting is the ease with which Arbez brushes aside the canon of 90s giants.
  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. A record that's in the same league as Homework or Discovery.