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Idealism

DigitalismAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 19, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Parlophone
  • ASIN: B000N87X4U
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,667 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Magnets
2. Zdarlight
3. I want I want
4. Idealism
5. Digitalism in Cairo
6. Departure from Cairo
7. Pogo
8. Moonlight
9. Anything new
10. The pulse
11. Home zone
12. Apollo-Gize final mix
13. Jupiter approach
14. Jupiter room
15. Echos

Editorial Reviews

15-track debut album. Digitalism's debut album 'Idealism' is already one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year. Although it's still early days, the Hamburg-based duo have three EPs under their belt (released on the Franco-Japanese label Kitsun‚, and featuring "Zdarlight", one of last year's hottest club anthems) plus several critically acclaimed remixes (of tunes by Depeche Mode, Klaxons and Daft Punk, among others). Digitalism has built itself a solid reputation and stands ready to ride the new electro wave currently breaking over dance floors worldwide (sparked by Justice, Does It Offend You Yeah?, MSTRKRFT, Simian...). Digitalism's own, ever-evolving gig set-up is becoming less like a porta-studio on stage, and more like a band set-up incuding live vocals and drums. This side of the band is set to grow even more this year. There has not been an electronic act with the potential to cross over on such a scale since the Chemical Brothers. It's been a long wait! EMI. 2007.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss this! January 18, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Personally, techno has to be really great in order for me to buy it. After seeing Digitalism's video for 'Pogo' I was hooked right away. The catchy song is impossible to get out of your head. Looking for good beats? Check out the album's first track 'magnets'. The beats pulse in your vanes, driving you to dance. I highly recommend this to any dance/techno fan.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars incredible May 19, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I'm glad I found Digitalism. It's definitely a more upbeat party-type of electronic music, and I absolutely love it. If you like Daft Punk you'll totally love this. I'm trying to figure out for myself if I actually like it more...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth listening to December 6, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I think this CD is great. Sure, some songs are not that good, but some like magnets, anything new, the pulse and echoes are really worth the while. I like the acid electro-punk side those songs have.

I'm definitely keeping an eye on this group.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Addictivism February 12, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Yeah, I know that isn't a word, but I have German duo Digitalism and their album Idealism in front of me, so I thought I'd just add another -ism to fit in. Anyway, this album is pretty solid.

I don't know why, but when I first heard the name Digitalism, I thought it referred to an underground rapper. At any rate, there are nice danceable tracks like "Jupiter Room", "Zdarlight" (good luck trying to pronounce that) and "The Pulse". And while the cut-up sample of the Cure's "Fire in Cairo" for "Digitalism in Cairo" seems a little lazy, its counterpart "Departure from Cairo" fares much better.

I didn't really care for the opening track "Magnets" either. While I think it's too soon to compare Digitalism to Daft Punk, Idealism is still ideal for fans of house music.

Anthony Rupert
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars There is dance rock; this is Rock dance September 6, 2007
By J. Heeb
Format:Audio CD
80's new wave and rock have obviously left their stamp on these adorable geeks with delicious gadgets and instruments. I saw them at Coachella and their live shows live up to the great awe of their music. Much like the great French electric duos such as Daft Punk and the new Justice, Digitalism makes heavy/industrial influenced music (probably inspired by legendary artists like Dieselboy, Venetian Snares, VNV Nation) happy, fun, and full of awesomeness.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant March 1, 2014
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I keep seeing words like "emotionless" thrown around in the lower-star reviews but I think that they're missing the point. Think about the name "Digitalism" and then listen to their DJ-Kicks album.

It won't resonate with everyone but if it does this group will become your obsession. They deserve their own genera.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this album, so much January 10, 2014
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This is one of my favorite albums of all time. Because of how detailed each track's compositions are, and how well they mesh together the different sounds/genres in each track. I will always love this album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Digitalism - Idealism May 17, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Rough around the edges, but stronger for it, Digitalism's debut IDEALISM treads after Daft Punk with eager steps. "Magnets," for instance, layers the vocoders under the influence of heavy electro, retaining a harmonic element all the while. "Zdarlight" carries an obvious homage to the Motorbass co-founder in the title and the driving beat, while "I Want I Want" lets the rock elements carry the energy. The acid electro is reminiscent a bit of Alter Ego, but their influences also range to New Order and LCD Soundsystem on "Pogo." They bounce back and forth between rock and electronics, ever restless, and that perhaps keeps the album interesting. The chanting on "Homezone," for instance, shakes up the proceedings, while "Echoes" takes things back out on the electro note. Digital, yes. Ideal? Not quite, but getting close.
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