Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. This may not be Mouse on Mars' most ambitious albums, but it's among the group's most successful -- it's not at all difficult to feel a connection to this truly intelligent dance music.
  2. Filter
    Their most melodic and probably their best record yet. [#11, p.94]
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    Sexy robot vocals slip and slide all over juicy squeals, raindrop plops, and jungle-thick beats. [20/27 Aug 2004, p.124]
  4. Though reference points like Daft Punk and Prince have rightly been thrown around, Radical Connector is in fact a strange album that doesn't sound like much else.
  5. The giddy shift towards pop and even traditional dance music structure that Mouse on Mars take here is so irresistibly fun and persuasive that the very thought of loyalists furrowing their brows and crossing their arms is comical.
  6. Mojo
    Ratchets up the accessibility quotient considerably. [Nov 2004, p.102]
  7. With Radical Connector, Mouse on Mars is taking an important step forward – both in terms of musical vision and international standing.
  8. Under The Radar
    Stimulating dance music with infectious grooves. [#7]
  9. Planet
    Some of their best tunes to date. [#8, p.78]
  10. The compositions on Connector are firmer, more contained than they've been since 1997's Audoditacker.
  11. Despite its flaws, Connector stands as one of their best.
  12. It still doesn't quite have the emotional grab of some of their older work despite the addition of more vocals and a slightly more glossy sound.
  13. A warmer, more leisurely update of 2001's Idiology, Radical Connector foregrounds vocals to more inviting, song-minded ends.
  14. Mouse on Mars have successfully adhered to an important distinction regarding electronic music: to utilize vocalists as additional detail and atmosphere without ever fully depending on them.
  15. Rolling Stone
    The German duo has hitched its busy beats to big-ass melodies. [28 Oct 2004, p.100]
  16. The act's most melodic and accessible album of its career.
  17. Radical Connector softens up the abrasive glitch techno and broken beats of 2001's Idiology to produce a more dance-friendly album, with their signature warped vocals taking on a house sheen and invading every track.

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