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Déjà Vu

Giorgio Moroder

Déjà Vu

The Italian producer/DJ's first album in 30 years is an electronic disco record featuring, among others, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears and Sia

ADM rating[?]

4.8

Label
RCA
UK Release date
15/06/2015
US Release date
16/06/2015
  1. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Moroder is in the DNA of EDM
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  2. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    If nothing else, Déjà Vu bears the distinct stamp of Moroder’s personality, which in his old age has become cuddlier and more whimsical
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  3. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    Several of the album's tracks might not hold up if not for Moroder's brilliant production work tying it all together
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  4. 6.5 |   Beardfood

    Whilst the electronic brush strokes are heavy-handed, they're no less enthralling
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  5. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Regardless of the overall quality, it’s nearly impossible to resist the urge to dance. And in that, Déjà Vu succeeds
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  6. 6.0 |   Spin

    This long-awaited “solo” return doesn’t sound like Moroder had as much creative control (especially over the guest curation) as he deserves. Somebody send RCA the memo: You can’t squeeze blood from a mirrorball
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  7. 6.0 |   music OMH

    Hopefully this is a means of blowing away the cobwebs before something more substantial and meaningful appears from Moroder’s studio
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  8. 6.0 |   All Music

    Despite its unevenness, at its best Déjà-Vu is an entertaining return from a dance music legend looking to translate his style into something that isn't overly familiar
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  9. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    It could have ended in tears, but Déjà Vu burnishes his reputation
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  10. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    For every decent chorus, there is a moment where Moroder falls victim to his own vast influence
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  11. 6.0 |   Digital Spy

    He may have informed pop music as we know it, but here he fails to stand out among the generation he inspired
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  12. 6.0 |   The Music

    Moroder creates true 21st century electro pop anthems that offer a rush of feel-good sensations
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  13. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    One wonders what could have happened if Moroder explored a little more, rather than playing it safe
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  14. 5.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    There’s little you’ll love to love here
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  15. 5.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Deja Vu reminds the listener of something, all right: every other song currently playing, as Donna Summer once sang, on the radio
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  16. 4.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It’s probably wise to forget this release and time travel to his old catalogue
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  17. 4.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Déjà Vu may well remind you of something you’ve heard before, but worse
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  18. 4.0 |   NOW

    The aggressive push into overblown choruses drowns the warmth and personality of his production work
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  19. 4.0 |   Clash

    When Britney covering 'Tom's Diner' is a highlight, it's not completely unfair to say that 'Déjà Vu' won't be joining the pantheon of great albums any time soon
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  20. 4.0 |   The FT

    The best tracks find him doing what he does best, reviving classic disco-funk
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  21. 4.0 |   The Independent

    A fond indulgence, perhaps, but there’s nothing on Déjà Vu that will take your breath away
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  22. 4.0 |   The Observer

    Déjà Vu could have been Moroder’s own Random Access Memories, which had guest vocalists all pulling together to create a masterpiece. Instead, it’s just a bit random
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  23. 3.6 |   Resident Advisor

    The problem with Déjà Vu is that it's just not very good, nor is it an even passable bid for mainstream chart placements
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  24. 3.5 |   The 405

    Moroder has placed a sizeable artistic disappointment at the end of his otherwise stellar catalogue
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  25. 3.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    It is bright and safe and fun, and it nestles perfectly alongside contemporary pop behemoths like Avicii and Diplo
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  26. 2.5 |   Pitchfork

    From Britney and Kelis to Kylie and Sia, Déjà Vu boasts a pantheon of pop goddesses, but Moroder only gives them bland boutique hotel electronic music to work with
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  27. 2.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The listener’s ears, desperately hoping for flavour, seek nourishment amid the numb, fun-free bounciness, but it’s like chewing on a polymer simulation of nutrition
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  28. 1.5 |   Crack

    This album a sad coda to an otherwise impressive career
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