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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: #171,392 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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3.9 out of 5 stars

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Hensley on 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 By Thomas Delong on 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 By Anthony Rupert on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gabriel Robin Cliche on 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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Format: Audio CD
With their debut album Idealism, Digitalism has already crafted a fun and catchy electronic sound with plenty of entertaining beats and delightfully noisy synthesizers reminiscent of the sound pioneered by Daft Punk, and later continued by bands such as Justice. Unlike these other bands, however, Digitalism has a number of tunes on their album featuring non-computerized vocals which often are featured overtop of more disco-oriented beats that are just as danceable and enjoyable as the instrumental pieces. Many of the tunes are playful with fuzzy electronic rhythm sequences and a simple beat to back them, making for an addicting sound which provides for plenty of memorable tracks. Among my favorites were the brief but funky jam "Home Zone", the mystic, eerie track "Jupiter Room", and "Zdarlight" (though I prefer the shorter version). In my opinion, this album has very few flaws and I would rate it four and a half stars. The only improvement I might hope to see in this band as I continue to listen to their future releases is that their style may modify just slightly enough to distinguish their sound even further from their probable Daft Punk influences, yet while keeping their tunes as catchy as ever. I would be interested to see what direction they could take to build even further uniqueness; for me that would only add to their appeal.
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I have to admit, when I first heard Digitalism, I thought they sounded an awful lot like Daft Punk, but I wondered why they were using the same lead singer. I did some research and found out they were an indie, German, electro-garage band duo called Digitalism.

There is a slight difference in style between the two. Whereas Daft Punk is more hip hop/r&b/indie rock and pop, Digitalism is hard rock/indie combined with electro. Digitalism uses a live drummer for all their tracks combined with electronic samples. Digitalism uses a lead singer more than Daft Punk (who sometimes features guest vocalists on their album.

Although the album tracks were a bit hit-n-miss, the ones that were fun, were really enjoyable. I loved were "I Want, I want", "Pogo" and a few others. I know some have rated "Anything New" as "crap", but it's one of my favorite tracks on the album. It's opening was a killer rock/electron opening with an addictive hook.

I know that it won't be everyone's cup of tea, but there are really good tracks on this album that are great.
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By scoundrel on 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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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Heeb on September 6, 2007
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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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