Digitalism, 'I Love You, Dude' (V2/Cooperative/Downtown)

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I Love You, Dude
Critical Mass
Release Date: June 21, 2011
Label: V2/Cooperative/Downtown

by Barry Walters

This Hamburg duo's 2007 debut, Idealism, tried to fill the world's pressing need for a new Daft Punk album; unfortunately, club hits "Zdarlight" and "Pogo" kinda sucked. I Love You, Dude offers a similar blend of distorted synths, chunky beats, and faux-French flavors, but monotonous, lumbering riffs have been replaced by actual bouncy songs. The result is still ridiculously derivative; neo-nouvelle vague anthems "2 Hearts" and "Forrest Gump" stomp and slam exactly like Justice remixing Phoenix. But why object to that?

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