First Album (Miss Kittin & The Hacker album)

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First Album
Studio album by Miss Kittin & The Hacker
Released October 2001
Genre Electroclash, dance, techno
Label International DeeJay Gigolo, Emperor Norton, Nobody's Bizzness
Producer Miss Kittin, The Hacker
Miss Kittin chronology
Intimités
(1999)
First Album
(2001)
On the Road
(2002)
The Hacker chronology
Intimités
(1999)
First Album
(2001)
Rêves Mécaniques
(2004)
Singles from First Album
  1. "1982"
    Released: 1998 (1998)
  2. "Frank Sinatra"
    Released: 2000 (2000)
  3. "Stock Exchange"
    Released: February 10, 2003 (2003-02-10)
  4. "The Beach"
    Released: 2003 (2003)

First Album is the debut album by the electronic music duo Miss Kittin & The Hacker released in 2001. Several tracks such as "1982" and "Frank Sinatra", became anthems of the electroclash scene.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Armchair DJ 4/5 stars link
Exclaim (favorable) link
Robert Christgau (dud)[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link
URB 3.5/5 stars link

The album received generally favorable reviews. It earned a collective score of 68 out of 100 from Metacritic.[3] Adam Bregman from Allmusic commented, "This French-Swiss duo pumps out retro-'80s-style disco beats and silly lyrics, creating a fun, goofy, ironic vibe [...] They seem to be trying to reach over and above that generally stale genre, and they mostly succeed."[4]

FACT placed First Album at #92 on the 100 best: Albums of the Decade.[5] Mixer placed First Album at #5 on the Best Albums of 2002.[6] Muzik placed First Album at #15 on the Top 30 Albums of 2001.[7] Resident Advisor placed First Album at #94 on the Top 100 albums of the 2000s.[8]

Chart performance[edit]

Despite not charting, First Album sold over 50,000 copies worldwide.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Miss Kittin and The Hacker. 

No. Title Length
1. "Life On MTV"   4:22
2. "Frank Sinatra"   3:53
3. "Walk On By"   5:04
4. "1982"   5:17
5. "Stock Exchange"   5:22
6. "You And Us"   4:25
7. "Flexibility"   6:25
8. "L'Homme Dans L'Ombre"   4:15
9. "Slow Track"   2:55
10. "Nurse"   5:13
11. "Stripper"   4:57
12. "DJ Song"   3:03
13. "Walking In The Sunshine"   5:14
14. "Frank Sinatra (2001)"   4:53
15. "The Beach"   4:41

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Miss Kittin > Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Miss Kittin". Robert Christgau. 
  3. ^ "First Album Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  4. ^ Bregman, Adam (2001). "First Album - Miss Kittin & The Hacker". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  5. ^ Foxx, Trilby (2009). "100 best: Albums of the Decade - FACT magazine: music and art". FACT. The Vinyl Factory. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  6. ^ "Best Albums of 2002". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  7. ^ "Rocklist.net...Muzik End Of Year Lists....". Rocklist.net. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  8. ^ "RA Poll: Top 100 albums of the '00s". Resident Advisor. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  9. ^ "RA: The Hacker biography". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2011-02-26.