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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.
GuillaumeFApr 8, 2009I 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
LucasL.Aug 24, 2008This is by far the best and most creative album of 2007. With both raw power and intense beats, this makes for a great play at a club, a This is by far the best and most creative album of 2007. With both raw power and intense beats, this makes for a great play at a club, a superb album to listen to at home, and I would absolutely LOVE to see this in a film someday.… Expand
Apr 15, 2017A masterpiece. Supreme. This album definitely shows the greatness of french electronic music world. Innovation that only Justice or Daft PunkA masterpiece. Supreme. This album definitely shows the greatness of french electronic music world. Innovation that only Justice or Daft Punk could bring to that era. The whole album gives an extremely good energy to the listener. One of the best albums in EDM.… Expand
MycroftW.Jul 7, 2007Makes a nice pair with the Digitalism album, set to upset Kanye West for the second year running
Jul 30, 2013I don't really see why people keep comparing Justice to Daft Punk. They both totally have unique sounds. That being said, this album is, in myI don't really see why people keep comparing Justice to Daft Punk. They both totally have unique sounds. That being said, this album is, in my opinion, one of the best electronic albums of the last decade. I was getting tired of the endless flow of house music on the radio, and i almost thought that there was never going to be an artist as good as daft punk, patrick alavi or even deadmau5. That was before i discovered this album.
It starts off with a dark, grungy sound on the epic opener ''genesis''. If you don't like this sound, you might as well just stop listening already. What comes afterwards is, in my opinion, sort of a roadblock. ''Let there be light'' starts with promising drums, but sticks to the simple four-chord melody for basically the rest of the song. Luckily, the good things keep going on afterwards, with the extremely catchy ''D.A.N.C.E'', the professionally sampled ''Newjack" and, the highlights of the album, ''Phantom'' and ''Phantom pt. 2''. These songs are the album in a nutshell: grungy, distorted, dark, but melodic at the same time. The 6 songs that come afterwards are awesome, good, or in the worst case, ''not that good''. They never completely disappoint though. The album ends with ''one minute to midnight'', which kind of sounds like rock music, just like ''stress''.
If you are a fan of a dark, raw sound you might just love this album. If you like a lighter sound, just stick to the radio-house, for sake.
Great songs: Genesis, D.A.N.C.E, Phantom, Phantom pt. 2, Stress, One minute to midnight.
Less-great songs: Let there be light, Ttthhheee pppaaarrrtttyyy, DVNO… Expand
ChrisB.Mar 26, 2008Harder, Faster, Stronger than Daft will ever be, however I can see the simularities. This is the album you love at first listen and only gets Harder, Faster, Stronger than Daft will ever be, however I can see the simularities. This is the album you love at first listen and only gets better. Very Impressive. … Expand
ligvana.Aug 10, 2007Daft Punk wannabes. Absolute rubbish. I'd rather strum my pubes
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