4 X 4 = 12 He's probably best known to mainstream audiences as the "house band" at this year’s VMAs, rocking the turntables from beneath a giant mouse-head helmet. Here… 4 X 4 = 12 He's probably best known to mainstream audiences as the "house band" at this year’s VMAs, rocking the turntables from beneath a giant mouse-head helmet. Here… 2010-12-07 Deadmau5 Electronic
Music Review

4 X 4 = 12 (2010)

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EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Dec 07, 2010; Lead Performance: Deadmau5; Genre: Electronic

He's probably best known to mainstream audiences as the ''house band'' at this year’s VMAs, rocking the turntables from beneath a giant mouse-head helmet. Here the Canadian DJ bends his booming electro-house beats toward actual song territory — check out the Kelis-copping ''Sofi Needs a Ladder'' — but
 4 X 4 = 12 still feels like club-rat fodder. If the ’mau5 longs for a Moby-style breakthrough, his riffs ’n’ blips will have to add up to something more. B–

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Originally posted Dec 01, 2010 Published in issue #1132 Dec 10, 2010 Order article reprints
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