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  • Summary: The French dance duo known for remixing songs from the likes of Franz Ferdinand emerge with their debut album.

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D.a.n.c.e
Do the D.A.N.C.E, 1, 2, 3, 4 Fight! Stick to the B.E.A.T, Get ready to ignite You were such a P.Y.T (pretty young thing) Catching all the... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. At its core, Cross is loud, restless, and daring. A creative tour de force, Justice have unleashed an era-defining album for the children of acid house.
  2. Rough-edged and overdriven in the right places, super-slick as their Reagan-era new-wave touchstones elsewhere, this pomo-funk concoction from Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé is like a French kiss from Sonny Crockett.
  3. If you want to get in on the ground floor of something good, then check out Cross and see where Justice leads; with cuts like these, it will certainly not take long until they're all over the place, in commercials, on the radio, and on TV.
  4. Layers of production can obscure the organic--or at least faux-organic--sounds of a ripping performance. That's not the case on the debut full-length album from French house duo Justice, whose complex, dark, and heavily pop-rock-influenced dance tracks span banging disco grooves to instrumental electro-funk space operas to minimalist hip-hop.
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    “Waters Of Nazareth” yawns like a car crusher, mashing hip-hop, electro and funk into gleaming slabs of sound, while “D.A.N.C.E” displays a lighter touch, channelling Chic disco in a whirl of sugary keyboards and euphoric violin stabs.
  6. It's all very controlled, as any functional dance club record should be, and its quality extends past its single, as any decent-to-good dance club record should be.
  7. It's all very outsized and uppity, falling right in line with the current dictum in dance music that every song must be able to be mashed up with both Kanye West and this week's indie-rock star.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 51
  2. Negative: 2 out of 51
  1. GuillaumeF
    Apr 8, 2009
    10
    I was nearly crying when listening to the rubbishy Daft Punk's Human After All. Two years later, Justice's Cross made me smile I was nearly crying when listening to the rubbishy Daft Punk's Human After All. Two years later, Justice's Cross made me smile again. There are no highlight here that can come up with Around the World or Digital love (although DVNO and Let there be Light aren't that far), but it's overall better : there's not a single weak track ! It's maybe not quite innovative, of course, but what it does, it does it very, very well. That deserves a 10 in my opinion. Expand
  2. NoelS
    Jan 12, 2008
    10
    Will anyone ever stop comparing Justice to Daft Punk? They are two different acts with two different styles. The only thing they have in Will anyone ever stop comparing Justice to Daft Punk? They are two different acts with two different styles. The only thing they have in common is that they are French. Regardless, Cross is my favorite album of 2007, hands down. Expand
  3. Mar 22, 2011
    10
    I've been waiting for a dance album this good for years. Not since Homework or Metro Area have I been so jaw-droppingly astounded by theI've been waiting for a dance album this good for years. Not since Homework or Metro Area have I been so jaw-droppingly astounded by the quality of not only the production on the tracks, but the actual tunes themselves. The quality does drop slightly the further you progress through Cross, but it starts at such a high level that this is inevitable. If you love quality dance or electronica and you don't have this album, then stop reading this sentence and.... Expand
  4. JohnnyS
    Jul 5, 2007
    9
    This isn't a pop album. This is a sublime musical experience.
  5. M.C.
    Sep 6, 2008
    9
    Reminds me of Jackson and his Computer Band Awesome...!
  6. Neutro
    Feb 2, 2008
    8
    I have to disagree with some people.. D A N C E is almost cringeworthy, however - the rest of the album is top notch.
  7. ligvana.
    Aug 10, 2007
    0
    Daft Punk wannabes. Absolute rubbish. I'd rather strum my pubes

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