Fist of God

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Fist of God
Fist of God.jpg
Studio album by MSTRKRFT
Released March 17, 2009
Genre Electro house
Length 38:24
Label Last Gang Records, Dim Mak / Downtown
MSTRKRFT chronology
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Fist of God

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


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 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


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


  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