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The Looks.
MSTRKRFT (pronounced “mastercraft”) is Al-P and Jesse Keeler. Upon the demise of their beloved indie-rock project DFA1979, this duo set out to obliterate their past on the dance floor. Now, they have become international-level DJs, best known for their stellar remixes of bands like Wolfmother, Metric, Bloc Party and All Saints. The Looks is their first foray into original material. While clearly influenced by Daft Punk and the Ed Banger record label sound, The Looks is the perfect soundtrack for glossy robotic sophisticates to make circuit-breaking love to. The one area Looks feels vacant is in the lyrics. Some songs sound bare—even for dance music. But as implied in the name, perhaps this is the point. Just think of a sexy cyborg shaking his or her atomic-powered booty. Key tracks include "The Looks," "Easy Love" and "Work on You."
Scott Wood

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Rank Artist Title Label
1 Mstrkrft * The Looks Last Gang
2 Shout Out Out Out Out! * Not Saying Just Saying Nrmls Wlcm
3 Junior Boys * So This Is Goodbye Domino
4 Sinewave * Unity Gain Vinyl Republik
5 Junior Boys * In The Morning Domino
6 Tiga * Sexor Turbo
7 Various * Fear Of A Digital Planet Vinyl Republik
8 DJ Cam Revisited By... Recall Na
9 Coldcut Sound Mirrors Ninja Tune
10 Various Idol Tryouts 2 Ghostly International
11 Hot Chip The Warning EMI
12 Caribou * Marino Audio Domino
13 vitaminsforyou * The Legend Of Bird's Hill Intr_Version
14 Milosh * Meme Plug Research
15 Brazilian Girls Talk To La Bomb Verve Forecast
16 Four Tet Remixes Domino
17 The Hummers * Modern Entrance Sisyphus
18 Various * Northern Faction 3 Balanced
19 Various The DFA Remixes: Chapter One Astralwerks
20 Caribou * Start Breaking My Heart/Up In Flames (Reissue) Domino



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