MSTRKRFT – Fist Of God

March 18, 2009

fistofgodFist Of God, the second album of original material from Toronto based MSTRKRFT (Jesse F. Keeler and Al-P), is a real mixed bag. It kicks off strongly with “It Ain’t Love” and “1,000 Cigarettes,” the former a disco-inspired vocal track and the second a pretty groovy 70’s tinged instrumental, but dips a bit with early single “Bounce,” which starts out well enough, but is marred by an annoying chorus (“All I do is party, ha ha ha ha,” etc.). A later track, “Word Up,” falls into the same rut, despite a guest vocal from Ghostface Killah. The rest of the album has generally a more consistently fun, largely 70’s and 90’s retro electronic dance feel, with “Heartbreaker” (featuring John Legend) and “So Deep” (featuring Jahmal of The Carps) being other high points. Despite the presence of some duds, Fist Of God, if judged purely on MSTRKRFT’s own criterion for their music, which is to make their listeners dance, is mostly a win. Standout cuts: “It Ain’t Love,” “1,000 Cigarettes,” “Heartbreaker” and “So Deep.”


One Response to “MSTRKRFT – Fist Of God”

  1. westmont Says:

    nothing either Sebastien or Jesse will ever do from here on in will match DFA1979. oh well.

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