The Looks - MSTRKRFT
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  • Summary: This is the full-length debut for the new duo of Death From Above 1979's Jesse Keeler and that band's producer, Al-P.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. It[']s by no means an album for all times, and can get too repetitive for its own good, but in the right place, at the right moment not much tops it.
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    The Looks shows off MSTRKRFT's deep understanding of making people move. [Jul/Aug 2006, p.125]
  3. Poaching multifarious links from dance music's evolutionary chain, MSTRKRFT grind the good-time sounds of Marshall Jefferson-era Chicago house with harder Detroit techno, and use much of the rest of the album to stretch their ideas out.
  4. Sweaty and thick, convincingly urgent and highly sexual. [Jul 2006, p.210]
  5. Keeler succeeds in meticulously reconstructing the electronic music he clearly has a taste for, but without stirring in any of his own personality the songs do little more than run in place, joylessly hitting the marks without changing the rules in any meaningful or attention-grabbing way.
  6. MSTRKRFT have essentially made an album of great productions and remixes and then forgotten to invite any artists or records along to help them out.
  7. It just about succeeds in sweaty five-minute blasts, but there's no excuse for a record as flatly anonymous as this.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13