Kittenz and Thee Glitz

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Kittenz and Thee Glitz
Studio album by Felix Da Housecat
Released 2001
Recorded 1999-2003
Genre House, electroclash, electro house[1]
Length 52:31
Label City Rockers
Producer Felix da Housecat, Dave The Hustler, Tommie Sunshine, Junior Sanchez, Junior Jack
Felix Da Housecat chronology
I Know Elektrikboy
(2000)
Kittenz and Thee Glitz
(2001)
Excursions (album)

Kittenz and Thee Glitz is a 2001 album by American DJ / producer Felix da Housecat. It was released in the U.S. on Emperor Norton in 2002 after being critically acclaimed in the UK. The album was created alongside Tommie Sunshine, Miss Kittin, Dave The Hustler, Harrison Crump, Junior Sanchez, Junior Jack and Melistar. It features the single "Silver Screen Shower Scene" and the vocals of French artist Miss Kittin.

The album mixes early Eighties electronic music, of the kind released by Ze records artist Cristina, with house music.

It was listed by noted music journalist Paul Morley in his book Words and Music, as one of his 100 albums to hear if you think Radiohead's Kid A is weird.[citation needed]

The album's first single, "Silver Screen Shower Scene" contains a sample of the Ben Liebrand remax of The Flirts single "Passion", and "Harlot" contains an unaccredited sample of the drum pattern from The Human League track, "The Sound of the Crowd".[citation needed]"Glitz Rock" contains a Kano sample.

"Silver Screen Shower Scene" was also featured in the Soundtrack to Midnight Club II for the Xbox, PC, and PlayStation 2. The same song is even featured in SSX 3 for the Xbox, Playstation 2 and Nintendo Gamecube.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (4.2/10)[3]
Robert Christgau (dud)[4]
NME (8/10)[5]
Playlouder 4/5 stars[6]

Kittenz and Thee Glitz received generally favorable reviews. The album holds a score of 78 out of 100 on the review aggregator website Metacritic.[7]

Resident Advisor placed Kittenz and Thee Glitz at #73 on the Top 100 albums of the 2000s.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Harlot (Intro)" (Stallings) – 5:19
  2. "Walk With Me" (Stallings) – 4:15
  3. "Voicemail" (Felix da Housecat, Miss Kittin) – 0:47
  4. "Madame Hollywood" (Hervé, Stallings) – 2:51
  5. "Silver Screen Shower Scene" (Jenefsky, Lorello, Stallings) – 4:40
  6. "Control Freaq" (Stallings) – 5:11
  7. "What Does It Feel Like?" (Stallings) – 2:36
  8. "Happy Hour" (Jenefsky, Lorello, Stallings) – 5:02
  9. "Thee Enter View" – 1:14
  10. "Glitz Rock" (Stallings) – 4:00
  11. "Analog City" (Stallings) – 1:18
  12. "Pray for a Star" (Crump, Stallings) – 3:54
  13. "Sequel2Sub" (Stallings) – 3:50
  14. "Magic Fly" (Marouani) – 3:00
  15. "She Lives" (Stallings) – 3:03
  16. "Runaway Dreamer" (Crump, Stallings) – 3:21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, Randall (26 February 2010). "Damian Lazarus, Cockney Rebel". LA Weekly. Retrieved 29 Sep 2014. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Felix Da Housecat: Kittenz and Thee Glitz" at AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  3. ^ Cooper, Paul (9 April 2002). "Felix Da Housecat: Kittenz and Thee Glitz". Pitchfork Media. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Felix Da Housecat". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Dalton, Stephen (29 September 2014). "Felix Da Housecat : Kittenz And Thee Glitz". NME. 
  6. ^ Kittenz And Thee Glitz Felix Da Housecat at the Wayback Machine (archived 18 November 2006). Playlouder. Retrieved 29 Sep 2014.
  7. ^ Kittenz And Thee Glitz by Felix Da Housecat Metacritic. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
  8. ^ (2010-01-25). RA Poll: Top 100 albums of the '00s Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2010-07-15.