The Looks

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The Looks
MSTRKRFT The Looks.jpg
Studio album by MSTRKRFT
Released July 18, 2006
Genre Electro house
Length 46:51
Label Last Gang Records
MSTRKRFT chronology
The Looks
Fist of God
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars link
NME (8/10) link
Pitchfork Media (5.9/10) 27 Jul 2006

The Looks is the debut album by MSTRKRFT, released on July 18, 2006. All songs were written by Jesse F. Keeler and Al-P. The cover art was designed by Seripop and won the Juno award for Best CD/DVD Cover Design of the Year in 2007.


In the 15–21 June 2006 edition of The Stranger, Keeler explains the origin of the album's title: "My girlfriend and I were watching American Idol, and judge Randy critiqued this one girl as having 'the looks' but not the talent. So we laughed at this intangible thing 'the looks' that can be good or bad, and later it became [our] album title. Because if you think about it, it doesn't mean anything, especially in terms of our album."

The earliest version of the track "Paris" was composed on a laptop, on a plane taking Keeler and Al-P back home after a trip in Paris, France. "Easy Love" and "Paris" were made available on the band's MySpace account before the album's release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Work on You" – 6:02
  2. "Easy Love" – 5:32
  3. "She's Good for Business" – 5:04
  4. "Paris" – 5:47
  5. "The Looks" – 4:56
  6. "Street Justice" – 6:52
  7. "Bodywork" – 5:52
  8. "Neon Knights" – 5:46


  • "Easy Love" (January 31, 2006)
  • "Work on You" (July 6, 2006)
  • "Street Justice" (January 18, 2007)

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