Audio, Video, Disco

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Audio, Video, Disco.
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Studio album by Justice
Released 24 October 2011 (2011-10-24)
Recorded 2010–11 in Paris, France
Genre Electronica[1]
Length 46:25
Label
Producer
Justice chronology
A Cross the Universe
(2008)
Audio, Video, Disco
(2011)
Access All Arenas
(2013)
Singles from Audio, Video, Disco.
  1. "Civilization"
    Released: 28 March 2011
  2. "Audio, Video, Disco"
    Released: 26 September 2011
  3. "On'n'On"
    Released: 30 January 2012
  4. "New Lands"
    Released: 24 June 2012
  5. "Helix"
    Released: 7 January 2013

Audio, Video, Disco. is the second studio album by the French electronic music duo Justice, released on 24 October 2011 by Ed Banger Records, Because Music and Elektra Records. Justice member Xavier de Rosnay has said of Audio, Video, Disco's musical style: "We wanted to create something very laid back and a bit countryside-ish. You know, daytime music. [...] What we wanted to do was keep the beats, but make it more soft. One of the challenges of this record was to make it feel emotionally heavy without being aggressive. Like being soft and violent at the same time. The texture of the new record is really soft." [2] The album also features more collaborations than on the band's debut album .

The album received positive reviews from critics and had a positive commercial performance. Five singles were released from the album, which were "Civilization", the title track, "On'n'On", "New Lands" and "Helix".

Singles[edit]

The album's first single, "Civilization", was released digitally on 28 March 2011. "Audio, Video, Disco" was confirmed as the second single and was originally intended to be released on 19 September 2011; the single was eventually expanded into an EP and was released on 26 September 2011.[3] A preview of the single was released on 19 August 2011, via the BBC website.[4] The official music video was released on 6 September 2011 via the band's Facebook page. On 21 August, producer Busy P released a one-minute-long sample of "Helix" in his 2011 Fall Delivery Mix, as well as a two-minute sample of the Para One remix of "Audio, Video, Disco".[5] On 13 December 2011, it was announced on the band's Facebook page that "On'n'On" would be the next single, released in late January 2012. Along with the announcement, they also revealed the single artwork, created by Surface to Air and that the package would include remixes of "On'n'On" by Rick Rubin, Brodinski and Video Village and two remixes of "Canon"—another track from Audio, Video, Disco—by Erol Alkan and Tiga. In June 2012, they released the fourth single, "New Lands". It features remixes from A-Trak and Ed Banger labelmate SebastiAn. "Helix", the fifth single from the album, was released on January 7, 2013. The EP features remixes from Gesaffelstein and Domenico Torti. It also includes "Presence", a composition that was a hidden track at the end of "Audio, Video, Disco".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 69/100[6]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[7]
The A.V. Club A–[8]
Clash (8/10)[9]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[10]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[11]
NME (8/10)[12]
Pitchfork (5.3/10)[13]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[14]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[15]
Spin (6/10)[16]

The album has received generally positive reviews from critics. It currently holds a 69 rating (out of a hundred) on Metacritic.[6] Australia's Triple J radio station had the album as their feature album of the week from 24 to 30 October 2011.

Track listing[edit]

The album's track listing was revealed by Xavier de Rosnay in an interview with Tsugi magazine on 5 July 2011.[17]

No. Title Length
1. "Horsepower" 3:40
2. "Civilization" (featuring Ali Love) 3:39
3. "Ohio" (featuring Vincent Vendetta of Midnight Juggernauts) 4:01
4. "Canon (Primo)" 0:27
5. "Canon" 3:39
6. "On'n'On" (featuring Morgan Phalen) 4:30
7. "Brianvision" 3:11
8. "Parade" 4:01
9. "New Lands" (featuring Morgan Phalen) 4:14
10. "Helix" 4:28
11. "Audio, Video, Disco" (includes "Presence" (4:31) as a hidden track) 10:32
iTunes bonus tracks
No. Title Length
12. "Planisphère" 17:39
13. "Civilization" (music video) 3:48
14. "Audio, Video, Disco" (music video) 3:45
Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Length
12. "Civilization" (demo version) 3:38

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[18] 18
Austrian Albums Chart 49
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 10
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 24
Canadian Albums Chart 22
Danish Albums Chart 27
Dutch Albums Chart 97
French Albums Chart 5
Irish Albums Chart 33
Italian Albums Chart 59
Spanish Albums Chart 71
Swiss Albums Chart 15
UK Albums Chart[19] 35
UK Dance Albums Chart[20] 2
US Billboard 200[21] 37
US Dance/Electronic Albums[21] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carlick, Stephen. "Justice Talk the "Soft and Violent" Sound of 'Audio, Video, Disco' • News •". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Carlick, Stephen. "Justice Talk the "Soft and Violent" Sound of 'Audio, Video, Disco' • News •". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Audio, Video, Disco: Justice: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Exclusive: Clip of Justice's 'Audio, Video, Disco'". BBC. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "La Lettre Du Président; ED REC FALL 2011 DELIVERY". Ed Banger Records. 21 August 2011. Archived from the original on 17 October 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Audio, Video, Disco Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Jeffries, David. Audio, Video, Disco at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
  8. ^ Nguyen, Tuyet. "Justice: Audio, Video, Disco | Music – Music Review Club". The A.V. Club. Onion Inc. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  9. ^ Oliver, Matt (17 October 2011). "Justice - Audio Video Disco | Clash Music Latest Album Review". Clashmusic.com. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  10. ^ Willis, Dan (26 October 2011). "Album Review: Justice – Audio, Video, Disco « Consequence of Sound". Consequenceofsound.net. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  11. ^ Ally Carnwath (23 August 2010). "Justice: Audio, Video, Disco – review | Music | The Observer". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  12. ^ Hoban, Alex. "NME Album Reviews - Album Review: Justice - 'Audio, Video, Disco'". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  13. ^ Gaerig, Andrew (25 October 2011). "Justice: Audio, Video, Disco | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  14. ^ Ezell, Brice. "Justice: Audio, Video, Disco < PopMatters". PopMatters. PopMatters Media Inc. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  15. ^ Rosen, Jody. "Audio, Video, Disco | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  16. ^ Patel, Puja. "Justice, 'Audio Video Disco' (Ed Banger)". Spin. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  17. ^ "Tsugi n° 43 en kiosque aujourd'hui !". tsugi.fr. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  18. ^ "australian-charts.com - Justice - Audio, Video, Disco". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  19. ^ "Official UK Albums Top 100 - 19 May 2012". Theofficialcharts.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  20. ^ "Dance Albums Top 40 - 19 May 2012". Official Charts. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  21. ^ a b "Album Review: Justice, 'Audio, Video, Disco'". Billboard.com. 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 

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