Darkdancer

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Darkdancer
Darkdancer.jpg
Studio album by Les Rythmes Digitales
Released 24 May 1999 (1999-05-24)
Studio Quad Studios, New York City
Genre
Length 53:43
Label Wall of Sound
Producer Jacques Lu Cont
Les Rythmes Digitales chronology
Libération
(1996)Libération1996
Darkdancer
(1999)
Singles from Darkdancer
  1. "Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat)"
    Released: 1997
  2. "Music Makes You Lose Control"
    Released: 1998
  3. "(Hey You) What's That Sound?"
    Released: 1998
  4. "Sometimes"
    Released: 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Q 3/5 stars[3]
Resident Advisor 3.5/5[4]

Darkdancer is the second studio album by Les Rythmes Digitales, released in 1999. It peaked at number 53 on the UK Albums Chart.[5] In 2005, it was re-released with an additional disc that included remixes, unreleased tracks, and music videos.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

In a 2005 review of the album's re-release, Paul Sullivan of BBC called it "ahead of its time" and credited it for launching much of the electro-pop vogue of the 2000s.[6]

In 2015, Thump placed it at number 97 on the "99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time" list.[7]

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Original edition
No. Title Length
1. "Dreamin'" 3:33
2. "Music Makes You Lose Control" 3:46
3. "Soft Machine" (featuring Thomas Ribero) 3:36
4. "Hypnotise" 4:52
5. "(Hey You) What's That Sound?" 4:12
6. "Take a Little Time" (featuring Shannon) 3:29
7. "From: Disco to: Disco" 3:51
8. "Brothers" 4:08
9. "Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat)" 3:30
10. "About Funk" 5:42
11. "Sometimes" (featuring Nik Kershaw) 4:57
12. "Damaged People" (featuring Thomas Ribero) 6:39

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 53

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Paoletta, Michael (23 October 1999). "Reviews & Previews: Spotlight (Les Rythmes Digitales - Darkdancer)". Billboard: 30. ISSN 0006-2510. ... this wickedly smart 13-track set, which effortlessly straddles the fence of British synth-pop, circa the Human League's "Dare," and contemporary French-driven funky breakdowns a la Daft Punk — two musical styles steeped in the post-disco/electro scene of New York in the early '80s. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Darkdancer - Les Rythmes Digitales". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 January 2018. 
  3. ^ Aston, Martin. "Review: Les Rythmes Digitales - Darkdancer". Q. EMAP Metro Ltd (July 1999): 122. 
  4. ^ Y, Robbie (26 October 2005). "Les Rythmes Digitales - Darkdancer". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 12 January 2018. 
  5. ^ a b "Les Rythmes Digitales". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 January 2018. 
  6. ^ a b Sullivan, Paul (2005). "Les Rythmes Digitales - Darkdancer - Review". BBC. Retrieved 12 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "The 99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time". Thump. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2018. 
  8. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2. 

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