The 25 Best Song Sequels

16. Justice "Phantom Pt. 2" (2007)


Better Than Original?: Toss-up

Sure, it sounds like just a bunch of blaring synths on face-value. But there's a real continuity and difference between the two songs. In the second installment, there's a lighter touch of key notes towards the end, giving the song set some sense of finality—where all this blaring noise is going—that's completely absent from the first installment. That lightness (and the placement of it) is one of those weird touches that makes Justice as mystic and odd the French cock-rock-disco act are as it does provide good explination towards their powerful draw, and it's no better exhibited here.  

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