Album Review of Encore by DJ Snake.

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Encore by DJ Snake

Release Date: Aug 5, 2016
Record label: Interscope
Genre(s): Electronic, Rap, Club/Dance

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Encore - Average, Based on 3 Critics

Drowned In Sound - 70
Based on rating 7/10

DJ Snake (real name William Sami Etienne Grigahcine) is a French producer who is best known for his trap banger 'Turn Down For What', as well as last year's collaboration with Major Lazer (and arguable song of the summer) 'Lean On'. These songs seem set to go down as two of the finest of the 'EDM era'. With these two songs, Snake has accompanied Skrillex and Diplo in showing they are just as able to make radio hits as dance floor bombs.

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Pitchfork - 53
Based on rating 5.3/10

DJ Snake is a young French DJ and producer best known for his endless sugar high of a song “Turn Down for What,” and, up until now, his big moments have felt worth the tooth rot. Other big time producers from, Afrojack to Zedd, make mostly humorless music. Their drops and major keys work for clubs of course, with huge dynamic shifts that play to the pit of your stomach the same way a roller coaster does.

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Rolling Stone - 40
Based on rating 2/5

On "Ocho Cinco," France's DJ Snake teams up with EU DJ brethren Yellow Claw to mix up pounding beats, chipmunk vocals, cyborg shout-outs and a monster bellydance synth melody. Sure, it's a retread of Snake's undeniable "Turn Down for What," which famously spurred Michelle Obama to rock out on Vine with a turnip. It's a fairly killer retread, though, ditto the dubby bass-drop "Propaganda." But like most DJ albums, unfortunately, Encore does little with its A-list guests.

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