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Digitalism, ‘Idealism’ (Astralwerks)

Jens Moelle and Ismail Tuefekci may be German, but the tracks they make as Digitalism slot right in with the recent wave of Parisian house music for headbangers. Idealism shows off plenty of blaring synth riffs: “Anything New” sounds like Fatboy Slim in robot drag, the title track crosshatches Underworld snarl with Daft Punk cheese, and “Digitalism in Cairo” vivisects the Cure to simultaneously disorienting and fist-pumping effect. “I am the biggest party ever,” boasts the sole line of “Home Zone,” and that might not be such an outrageous claim.

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