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Azari & III

Azari & III

Azari & III

Debut album from Toronto-based disco house quartet

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  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    An effortlessly exceptional album, one that any discerning clubhead should have no hesitation in surrendering to
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  2. 8.5 |   BBC

    It is the way this excellent debut matches sweat-glistening action with a dark, fruity class that ensures Azari & III will be one of the finest electronic pop record you’re likely to hear in 2011
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  3. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    All diva froideur and drum machine snap, it nevertheless transcends pastiche via a pervasive air of murky ambiguity
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  4. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    From a purely musical perspective, it executes that very most rare form of retroism - the type that makes the tired, forgotten and domesticated once again radical
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  5. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    They’re still splendidly in thrall to the joys of the dance floor and wherever those nocturnal charms will take them
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  6. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    A mix of jackin instrumentals and intoxicating vocal tracks
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    The undeniable success of their debut album stems from a fearless and energising take on the usually unfuckwithable canonical peaks of classic house music
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  8. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Whatever it is that motivates them to party, they make it sound good
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  9. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Intelligently realised debut. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    They’re making music for people who love dance music, which makes them part of their own audience. If you fit the demographic, you’ll feel right at home
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  11. 8.0 |   AU Review

    Massive tunes aside, it’s worth remarking how solid Azari & III is throughout. The record is refreshingly free of filler for a singles-led dance album
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  12. 8.0 |   Q

    Mind-bending metal machine music. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   State

    They may not be heralding the arrival of a brave new world of dance music but when the old one still manages to sound this inspiring and exhilarating it would be churlish not to reply with your feet and just enjoy the ride
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  14. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    About the dancefloor as an escape
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  15. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The sense of tension in this album never quite goes away, and as the songs progress it becomes more apparent
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  16. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    A pretty not bad approximation of what dance music must have sounded like 30 years ago
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  17. 7.0 |   Clash

    Trim a few tracks and you’ve got a record that’s informed by the past, but not in thrall to it
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  18. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    What this bunch of house revivalists unquestionably hold is a barrel full of talent that many groups would murder for
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  19. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    With 11 tracks running to just over an hour, there is simply too much music here, or at least, not enough variety in their startlingly nostalgic house sound
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  20. 3.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Every song follows exactly the same blueprint of a monotonous 4/4 beat and a two bar synth line with occasional effects added, interchanged with a bass-driven breakdown
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