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    Cross

    Does anyone actually listen to electro in their homes? Even listening to it in a car seems like a stretch for a music genre that requires a dance floor. French-duo Justice will have listeners pumping their infectious beats in any medium possible with their debut album Cross.

    Gaspard AugǸ and Xavier de Rosnay first hit the club scene in 2003 and have gained noteriaty for their remixes like Justin Timberlake’s “”LoveStoned.”” Although they released their first solo single “”Waters of Nazareth”” in 2005, it appears on Cross. The track is compromised of a very calculated randomness as it switches between beats that hiccup with a hip-hop influence to a more mellow, synthesized sound.

    In what could be the crossover hit of the year, “”D.A.N.C.E.”” trumps the Junior Senior breakout sing-along from 2003, “”Move Your Feet.”” The youthful vocals sound like a Jackson 5 tribute, which is understandable since the band dedicates the song to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. This dedication rings clear with the chorus: “”Do the D.A.N.C.E./1, 2, 3, 4, fight/Stick to the B.E.A.T./ Get ready to ignite.””

    There isn’t anything bad about this album – it is quite enjoyable and has the momentum to make any listener get up and dance. Unfortunately, as an electro CD, do you really want to listen to this at all hours? For the sake of your sanity, probably not.

    – Jamie Ross

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