Red - Datarock
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  • Summary: This is the second full-length album for the Norwegian electronic duo.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 80
    Good fun. [July 2009, p.84]
  2. Originality, nostalgia, sincerity, camp--none of these are stable elements in Datarock’s world, which may explain why Red comes across as well as it does.
  3. 80
    The guys seem like they want to prove they are not just a regular dance band, and in that way they succeed, even including a spoken word piece about one’s concern of the great unknown ('Fear of Death').
  4. If it's feel good, throwaway pop music you're after, you'd be well advised to leave your inhibitions at the door and join them.
  5. Datarock is moving "Back to the Future," leaving the rest of us panting iin their wake. [Summer 2009, p.60]
  6. Red may only be a fleetingly satisfying confection, but maybe that was the plan all along.
  7. The biggest problem with Red is that as obvious as Datarock's aesthetic is, it's still boring, and it doesn't stick to the tracks at all.

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