Unreasonable Behavior - Laurent Garnier
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  • Summary: The third full release from French DJ Garnier consists of original compositions mixing techno and jazz.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. The secret to Garnier's accessibility lies in his ability to locate fresh specific sounds and organize them sparsely atop the existing framework of electronic dance music.
  2. An artist this gifted uses his skills to make music, not cling to style. While the familiar 808s and 909s of techno are rife on Unreasonable Behaviour, the music covers breakbeat, jazz, techno, beat noir, and even hints at Brazilian rhythms.
  3. Unreasonable Behaviour is far from an easy listen. While Garnier is usually highly accessible, here he deviates in favor of a record much more tempestuous, menacing and genre-pushing -- all of which, though foreboding, is wholly more gratifying.
  4. 80
    The Parisian has lost his cool, let rip, taken his metaphorical shirt off, and it sounds liberating.
  5. 80
    His latest album manages to find a middle ground between mindless crowd-pleasing and progressive sound manipulation.... Unreasonable Behaviour is obviously Garnier's attempt to push the creative envelope, with entirely satisfying results.
  6. His sound has grown, and his latest unleashes acoustic bass, free-jazzy horns, and assorted birds in a rugged electro-soundscape. [10/20/2000, p.79]
  7. Unreasonable Behavior is a dark techno melange that wriggles free of categorization... Garnier exploits the stylistic atomization of electronica, bringing together a whole palette of sounds to evoke one very specific thing: dread.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. mikep
    Dec 21, 2003
    10
    absolutely fabulous!!!
  2. May 12, 2011
    10
    I've been sorely dissapointed with metacritic's "house" and "techno" secetions, expecting to find some great electronic music. This is was I was looking for all along :D Collapse
  3. PaulA.
    Nov 29, 2001
    8
    Top album; takes a few listens but gradually tracks like communications from the lab grow on you. More accessible than last album 30.

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