First Album (Miss Kittin & The Hacker album)

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First Album
First Album Miss Kittin & The Hacker .jpg
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
First Album
On the Road
(2002)On the Road2002
The Hacker chronology
(1999) Intimités1999
First Album
(2001) First Album2001
Rêves Mécaniques
(2004) Rêves Mécaniques2004
Singles from First Album
  1. "1982"
    Released: 1998
  2. "Frank Sinatra"
    Released: 2000
  3. "Stock Exchange"
    Released: 10 February 2003
  4. "The Beach"
    Released: 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 Writer(s) Length
1. "Life On MTV" Miss Kittin, The Hacker 4:22
2. "Frank Sinatra" Miss Kittin, The Hacker 3:53
3. "Walk On By" Miss Kittin, The Hacker 5:04
4. "1982" Miss Kittin, The Hacker 5:17
5. "Stock Exchange" Miss Kittin, The Hacker 5:22
6. "You And Us" Miss Kittin, The Hacker 4:25
7. "Flexibility" Miss Kittin, The Hacker 6:25
8. "L'Homme Dans L'Ombre" Miss Kittin, The Hacker 4:15
9. "Slow Track" Miss Kittin, The Hacker 2:55
10. "Nurse" Miss Kittin, The Hacker 5:13
11. "Stripper" Miss Kittin, The Hacker 4:57
12. "DJ Song" Miss Kittin, The Hacker 3:03
13. "Walking In The Sunshine" Miss Kittin, The Hacker 5:14
14. "Frank Sinatra (2001)" Miss Kittin, The Hacker 4:53
15. "The Beach" Miss Kittin, The Hacker 4:41



  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. Archived from the original on 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  6. ^ "Best Albums of 2002". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  7. ^ " End Of Year Lists..." 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.