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The Heavy - Great Vengeance & Furious Fire

This album just blew me away. The Heavy is a retro outfit playng funk, soul and rock. An intense explosion of energy and enthusiasm.

If you like 70’s music you need to get this thing. It’s absolutely breathtaking. It’s so underknown.

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Chromeo - Fancy Footwork

Chromeo is an electro duo. Nowadays that’s enough for me to have good expectations, but these guys go beyond. They’re obsessive with 80’s music and they do it well enough to impress me even in retro-fashion times. Fancy Footwork is easily a 10/10 rating. I love 80’s. I love Chromeo.

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Crystal Castles is a canadian electronic duo that is taking the world by surprise. They mix retro beats and atari-like synthesizers (in fact I heard they have a synthesizer connected through an atari sound-card) with Alicia distorted screams.

The album version I have is apparently an unmastered leak, so I cannot say how definitive it is. But there are awesome hits like the claustrophobic Alicia Practice in addition to Courtship Dating and Love and Caring. The rest is electro noise, synth pop snippets and a few hard retro electro tunes like 1991 and Knights, which are a good answer to the french electro explosion.

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Black Mountain - In the Future

The second album by Black Mountain is awesome. It showcases the evolution of the whole band.

In the Future has a lot of 70’s heavy metal that reminds of Black Sabbath plus psychedelia and even subtle progressive elements. I love this album. But it would be perfect with some killer guitar solos, some parts just scream desperately for it.

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Yelle - Pop up

Yelle is a singer coming from the electro french scene. The music sounds like a mix of Cindi Lauper, Madonna and old school hip hop.

I don’t like the hip hop elements and the vocals.

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Achète mes Disques

We are Terrorists comes from the new electro movement in France.
They have a strong funk influence wich differs them from their 80’s-crazy fellow artists.

I don’t like the french vocals.

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Daft Punk - Discovery

2007 proved that France is probably the top of the world in electronic music. I need to know its roots, so I’m looking after Daft Punk.

Discovery has some impressive new ideas for that time, 2001. It has lots of 70’s and 80’s-like samples. Which make the record sound like a collection of classics.

My fav tracks are Aerodynamic, Digital LoveShort Circuit, Face to Face and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.

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