Quack - Duck Sauce
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  • Band members: Armand Van Helden, A-Trak
  • Summary: The full-length disco house debut for the collaboration between Armand Van Helden and A-Trak includes previously released tracks "aNYway", "Barbra Streisand", and "It's You."
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 15, 2014
    The repurposed bits remain inspired, while Sugarhill Gang-style raping, sampled DJ interludes and duck jokes keep things refreshingly light. [May 2014, p.90]
  2. Apr 15, 2014
    The interstitial skits can get irritating, but the edits come fast, and when those sugar-shock beats drop, all is forgiven. Facebook
  3. 75
    They make what is quite complex musical structures look easy, almost juvenile, and package them in shiny production gift wrapped for the masses over the airwaves or PA system or turntable.
  4. Apr 15, 2014
    Get hip or get irked because either reaction is worthy of this loud, smart-ass joke put on loop, but not since Disco Tex unleashed his Sex-O-Lettes has there been such a cheeky way to keep dancing.
  5. It’s cheeky, groovy, and it always sounds as though it’s teetering on the edge of being a genuine irritant.
  6. Apr 17, 2014
    If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck. But if it’s a creative duck, it will quack slightly more creatively. Only with more silliness and nostalgia thrown in.
  7. Apr 15, 2014
    Like Seinfeld, as New York a document as Paul's Boutique, Quack presents itself as a comedy about nothing. But Seinfeld's nihilism, as a portrait of the neuroses of a certain class in a certain era, at least represented a kind of ethos (pace Walter Sobchak). Duck Sauce's "brain farts," on the other hand, take refuge in the idea that if you stand for nothing, you can't be held accountable for anything.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 15, 2014
    An album full of fun and good party. Makes you feel like you're in another planet.
    Songs like 'Radio Stereo', 'Goody Two Shoes'' feels like a
    real good summer's party.
    A 70's anthem like is aNYway. 'NRG' and 'Spandex' is like heaven.
  2. Apr 21, 2014
    A great fun 90s style house album in 2014! A 9 only because some of the end of song skits get annoying. Other than that a great house album and perhaps the best album of its kind we will see for a long time. Expand
  3. Apr 26, 2014
    It's a fun electronic music album that has many influences, ranging from 70s disco, to 80s pop, to 90s dance music . It has many great beats, while the skits are a hit and miss. My favorite tracks are: "aNYway", "NRG", "Ring Me", and "Time Waits for No-One". I'll definitely be listening to them when the summer hits. Expand
  4. May 13, 2014
    A good, fun, 80's/90's disco type vibe. Hardly any filler....except all the skits at the end of tracks. Should've made them separate tracks so they can be deleted.
    Hard to rate accurately given 'Barbara Streisand' & 'Anyway' were bangers in their day but totally sick of now that the album's come out 3 years later. Would given it a 9 otherwise.