Darkdancer is the second studio album by Les Rythmes Digitales, released in 1999. It peaked at number 53 on the UK Albums Chart.[5] In 2005, it was re-released with an additional disc that included remixes, unreleased tracks, and music videos.[6]

Darkdancer
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Studio album by
Released24 May 1999 (1999-05-24)
StudioQuad Studios, New York City
Genre
Length53:43
LabelWall of Sound
ProducerJacques Lu Cont
Les Rythmes Digitales chronology
Libération
(1996)
Darkdancer
(1999)
Singles from Darkdancer
  1. "Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat)"
    Released: 21 July 1997
  2. "Music Makes You Lose Control"
    Released: 13 April 1998
  3. "(Hey You) What's That Sound?"
    Released: 5 October 1998
  4. "Sometimes"
    Released: 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Q3/5 stars[3]
Resident Advisor3.5/5[4]

Critical receptionEdit

In a 2005 review of the album's re-release, Paul Sullivan of BBC called it "ahead of its time" and credited it for launching much of the electro-pop vogue of the 2000s.[6]

In 2015, Thump placed it at number 97 on the "99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time" list.[7]

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[8]

Track listingEdit

Original edition
No.TitleLength
1."Dreamin'"3:33
2."Music Makes You Lose Control"3:46
3."Soft Machine" (featuring Thomas Ribero)3:36
4."Hypnotise"4:52
5."(Hey You) What's That Sound?"4:12
6."Take a Little Time" (featuring Shannon)3:29
7."From: Disco to: Disco"3:51
8."Brothers"4:08
9."Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat)"3:30
10."About Funk"5:42
11."Sometimes" (featuring Nik Kershaw)4:57
12."Damaged People" (featuring Thomas Ribero)6:39
Japanese edition bonus track
No.TitleLength
13."MDC Vendredi"6:38
US / Canadian edition
No.TitleLength
1."Dreamin'"3:33
2."Music Makes You Lose Control"3:46
3."Soft Machine" (featuring Thomas Ribero)3:36
4."Hypnotise"4:52
5."(Hey You) What's That Sound?"4:12
6."Take a Little Time" (featuring Shannon)3:29
7."From: Disco to: Disco"3:51
8."Brothers"4:08
9."MDC Vendredi"6:38
10."Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat)"3:30
11."About Funk"5:42
12."Sometimes" (featuring Nik Kershaw)4:57
13."Damaged People" (featuring Thomas Ribero)6:39
2005 reissue edition bonus disc
No.TitleLength
1."Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat) (Club Mix)"6:28
2."Music Makes You Lose Control (LRD Remix)"5:56
3."Steps Ahead"5:13
4."(Hey You) What's That Sound? (LRD Remix)"4:28
5."Energy"4:18
6."Sometimes (Junior Sanchez Remix)"7:18
7."Nancy Jamaica"5:57
8."Jacques Your Body (Cassius Remix Edit)"5:53
2005 reissue edition bonus disc (video)
No.TitleLength
1."(Hey You) What's That Sound?"3:43
2."Sometimes"5:01

ChartsEdit

Chart Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 53

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Paoletta, Michael (23 October 1999). "Reviews & Previews: Spotlight (Les Rythmes Digitales - Darkdancer)". Billboard: 30. ISSN 0006-2510. ... this wickedly smart 13-track set, which effortlessly straddles the fence of British synth-pop, circa the Human League's "Dare," and contemporary French-driven funky breakdowns a la Daft Punk — two musical styles steeped in the post-disco/electro scene of New York in the early '80s.
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Darkdancer - Les Rythmes Digitales". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  3. ^ Aston, Martin. "Review: Les Rythmes Digitales - Darkdancer". Q. EMAP Metro Ltd (July 1999): 122.
  4. ^ Y, Robbie (26 October 2005). "Les Rythmes Digitales - Darkdancer". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Les Rythmes Digitales". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b Sullivan, Paul (2005). "Les Rythmes Digitales - Darkdancer - Review". BBC. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  7. ^ "The 99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time". Thump. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  8. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.

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