Total - SebastiAn
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  • Summary: The French electro and house music producer/remixer releases a debut full-length album.
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  1. Committed to synth squelch and chary of synth tweedle, it's basically instrumental except when transforming Mayer Hawthorne into the generic soul falsetto he was born to be and M.I.A. into the cheeky disco dolly she's too conscious to become.
  2. Jun 29, 2011
    90
    The timing may be off, but Total transcends trends to be one of the year's best dance records, and a likely cult classic in the making.
  3. Jul 6, 2011
    80
    There's no denying that, a half-decade late or not, SebastiAn has delivered.
  4. Jun 29, 2011
    60
    The problem with this album is that it brings very little new to the table, for fans and non-fans alike. By far the strongest track on the album is the aforementioned Ross Ross Ross which, as stated above, was released five years ago now (and, in any case, the EP version is stronger than the album version).
  5. Jun 29, 2011
    60
    Twenty-two tracks long, Total is an eclectic joyride through myriad musical styles; the beauty being that none sticks around long enough to get boring. [Jul 2011, p.119]
  6. Jun 29, 2011
    60
    It's difficult to ignore Total's hoovering synths, filtered drums, glam rock rhythms and punkish snarl, such is its fizzing energy. [Jul 2011, p.115]
  7. Jul 28, 2011
    40
    While his unique but resolutely unchanging styles of slap bass shards and cut-up vocal syllables works well in a balanced DJ set, it wears quickly over 22 tracks. [Jul 2011, p.94]

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