Miss Kittin & the Hacker

First Album

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This French-Swiss duo pumps out retro-'80s-style disco beats and silly lyrics, creating a fun, goofy, ironic vibe that is sure to be a hit in Europe and perhaps in America. This, their debut album, includes their 1997 R-rated single "Frank Sinatra," undoubtedly the standout cut on the album. Thick-accented Miss Kitten sings lyrics like "To be famous is so nice.../Kiss my ass/In limousines we have sex/With my famous friends." Most of the songs have lyrics in a similar style: bad English, not properly translated, almost nonsensical, probably all on purpose. The beats here, courtesy of the Hacker, are very fun, perfect for nearly any party, but even better for a Euro-themed one. Miss Kittin speaks rather than sings, and does so in a deadpan pattern that is very Euro-disco. They seem to be trying to reach over and above that generally stale genre, and they mostly succeed.

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