Fist of God

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Fist of God
Studio album by MSTRKRFT
Released March 17, 2009
Genre Electro house
Length 38:24
Label Dim Mak / Downtown
Producer MSTRKRFT
MSTRKRFT chronology
The Looks
(2006)
Fist of God
(2009)

Fist of God is the second album by MSTRKRFT, released on March 17, 2009 by Dim Mak Records and Downtown Records.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Billboard (positive)[2]
Blender 3/5 stars[3]
Clash (7/10)[4]
NME (8/10)[5]
Pitchfork Media (6.0/10)[6]
PopMatters (3/10)[7]
Rockfeedback 2/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[9]
Spin 3/5 stars[10]

Initial critical response to Fist of God was very average. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 57, based on 18 reviews.[11] Jesse F. Keeler told ClashMusic.com that he expected the mixed reception.

I expect a lot of people to not like the record, but I expect a lot more people to like the record now that we’ve reached a way bigger audience making it. It might sound like a calculated business move, but it was mainly a musical thing. We kinda knew what the reaction’d be, and we even told a lot of the kids on the message boards: ‘Well, a lot of you are gonna hate it’. It’s difficult, too, you know, because a lot of people have just discovered us, and they’re going to go on this record initially; but we didn’t want to make a record that was too ‘now’. We could have got a lot of the rappers - like The Cool Kids, Spank Rock and Kid Sister - but we tried to choose things and people that were more timeless. And, anyway, I love bad reviews, they’re my favourite things.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jesse F. Keeler and Al-P.

  1. "It Ain't Love" (featuring Lil' Mo) – 3:42
  2. "1,000 Cigarettes" – 3:27
  3. "Bounce" (featuring N.O.R.E. & Isis) – 2:52
  4. "Vuvuvu" – 3:40
  5. "Heartbreaker" (featuring John Legend) – 3:14
  6. "Fist of God" – 4:05
  7. "So Deep" (featuring Jahmal from The Carps) – 3:28
  8. "Click Click" (featuring E-40) – 3:29
  9. "Word Up" (featuring Ghostface Killah) – 3:52
  10. "Breakaway" (featuring Jahmal from The Carps) – 6:39
  11. "1,000 Cigarettes" (featuring Freeway) (bonus track) – 3:11

Singles[edit]

  • "Bounce"/"Vuvuvu" (April 1, 2008)
  • "Heartbreaker" (July 26, 2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Billboard review
  3. ^ Blender review
  4. ^ Clash review
  5. ^ NME review
  6. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  7. ^ PopMatters review
  8. ^ Rockfeedback review
  9. ^ Rolling Stone review
  10. ^ Spin review
  11. ^ "MSTRKRFT:Fist of God (2009): Reviews". Metacritic. CNET Networks, Inc. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 
  12. ^ MSTRKRFT Interview on ClashMusic.com