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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the French electronic duo features guest appeances from Johnny Blake, Morgan Phalen of Diamond Nights, Romuald, and M. Yaman.
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  • Record Label: Because Music
  • Genre(s): Electronic, House, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Indie Electronic
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Nov 21, 2016
    90
    After a slight misstep with Audio, Visual Disco, they’ve only gone and created a masterpiece with Woman.
  2. 80
    Woman is a joyous album of hope and optimism.
  3. Dec 2, 2016
    80
    Woman is a really good record and an accomplished, confident body of work, but it may leave those hankering for something with more venom feeling a little impatient.
  4. Uncut
    Nov 15, 2016
    70
    Gaspard Auge and Xavier de Rosnay balance their belligerent side with a refined, progressive sensibility, a side increasingly foregrounded on Woman. [Dec 2016, p.30]
  5. Dec 2, 2016
    60
    Woman does provide Justice’s most human sound to date, if you will. That sound is made particularly clear by including more singing and lyrics than they’ve been known to do. Despite so many tracks feeling substantially longer than called for, Justice presents new ideas and a sound fuller here.
  6. Nov 21, 2016
    60
    The price to pay for Woman’s increased musicality is, perhaps, a drop in beat punishment. But you can’t begrudge Justice this laudable attempt to one-up Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories.
  7. 50
    An underwhelming record. Kitschy 70’s synths and live drums abound throughout. The lyrics and vocals continue to distract from the true draw of the production.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Nov 18, 2016
    9
    Woman is a fun, funky, funny, fabulous album full of life and harmony. It's as if Justice travelled back in time to the 70;s and 80's withWoman is a fun, funky, funny, fabulous album full of life and harmony. It's as if Justice travelled back in time to the 70;s and 80's with current technology, and made a hit record. It's refreshing to see that Justice aren't only pushing their own boundaries and sort of straying away from their previous work, but are also moving away from what is now a quite stale world of pop electronic music. The melodies are addictive, and even though some might find the lyrics cringy or even soppy, I think they help capture the care free feeling of love that is woven throughout this album. The grooves never stop, and so the fun doesn't either. The album finishes on a hopeful track, that sends you on your way to spread the love you've just been given by Justice. 9/10. Expand
  2. Feb 1, 2017
    8
    Love SOS is not very good, and Pleasure is quite forgettable as well, but aside from that, this is too much fun to criticise. Sure, the lyricsLove SOS is not very good, and Pleasure is quite forgettable as well, but aside from that, this is too much fun to criticise. Sure, the lyrics are a tad bland, and all of this isn't particularly new or inventive, but I'd be lying if I said that that actually bothers me. Expand
  3. Jan 6, 2017
    8
    Awesome fresh tunes, that only Justice could pull out. The album's main weakness is that it's stuck between the genres, and even though IAwesome fresh tunes, that only Justice could pull out. The album's main weakness is that it's stuck between the genres, and even though I appreciate duo's usual aspiration to innovate, the album isn't good enough to not to suffer from it, sometimes taking the worst of all worlds. Still, overall the album is really likable, especially for a Justice fan. Expand
  4. Nov 22, 2016
    8
    On the border of cheesy and serious; right where Justice belongs and right where they've always been. This soars above their previous albumOn the border of cheesy and serious; right where Justice belongs and right where they've always been. This soars above their previous album Audio Video Disco. It's feel good dance music for a more mature audience than that of their debut Cross. Surely not as hard hitting as their early days, they've opted for a gentler but just as inspiring sound. 8/10 Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2016
    7
    Woman is yet again another new area of music for Justice to play around in. They use heavily influenced disco melodies and harmonies. ThereWoman is yet again another new area of music for Justice to play around in. They use heavily influenced disco melodies and harmonies. There is indeed an absence of a "dance" aspect to this album but highlights like "Safe and Sound", "Pleasure", "Stop", "Randy", and "Love S.O.S." keep the longtime fans pleased. Expand
  6. Feb 24, 2017
    3
    I did not mean to write a review, and the Metacritic site won't let you delete a user post once it has been posted.
    I'm actually a quite a
    I did not mean to write a review, and the Metacritic site won't let you delete a user post once it has been posted.
    I'm actually a quite a bit shocked.
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  7. Jan 10, 2017
    0
    Really boring with no dynamics what so ever. It needs to be remastered, or mastered in the first place. It might be a good album if it did notReally boring with no dynamics what so ever. It needs to be remastered, or mastered in the first place. It might be a good album if it did not sound so bad. I cannot tell. Expand

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