Be Your Own Pet - Be Your Own Pet
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  • Summary: This self-titled release is the full-length (well, 33-minute) debut for the teen garage-rockers from Nashville fronted by the Karen O-esque Jemina Pearl.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 100
    A blur of shouted vocals, tribal drums and scattershot riffs.
  2. Even at its most ominous, though, the album never loses its verve or vitality. It's just one quick hit after another, a succession of aural whippets that last long after the record's over.
  3. 80
    It's an album, like most teenagers, that is sometimes awkward and exhausting, but also joyous, un-jaded, and bursting at the seams with promise. [Apr 2006, p.114]
  4. BYOP’s debut cascades on itself. Its compulsive, one-sitting punk is delivered with absolute self-conviction.
  5. Even though Be Your Own Pet were more consistent, or maybe just easier to keep up with, on their EPs, there's still plenty of hyperactive fun (or rather, fuuuuuun) to be found here.
  6. 70
    Pearl may have studied Karen O's textbook, but when her bandmates rev up a proper garage-rock racket, she dives in like she was born with her own irresistible rock-star sneer. [Jul 2006, p.82]
  7. The concept is fun, and sometimes they strike pop gold... But the underlying premise, which is that this racket is some badge of teenage authenticity, is self-limiting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. JohnE
    Sep 10, 2007
    10
    I'm 45 yrz old ha! and I LOVE Be Yr Own Pet!!!! They've got a million times more personality, humor, energy and charm...Bunk Skunk I'm 45 yrz old ha! and I LOVE Be Yr Own Pet!!!! They've got a million times more personality, humor, energy and charm...Bunk Skunk Trunk and Bog are the two best punk songz I've heard since 1977! I mean come on, all those boymallpunk bandz sound freakin' TAME in comparison (boring, too). Expand
  2. LouiseB
    Jun 24, 2006
    9
    Well, to the people that talk bad about BYOP i say screw you all. I love the album!! It just makes me want to move and rock out, there sound Well, to the people that talk bad about BYOP i say screw you all. I love the album!! It just makes me want to move and rock out, there sound is different wild. So bye everyone.. Im going to go listen to their album! *SMILES* xx Expand
  3. BarryW
    Aug 28, 2006
    9
    a real adrenaline rush, superb album
  4. MattD.
    Jun 20, 2006
    6
    Hey, it's different to hear an album by youngsters now that is on the purer side of punk. Better than Fever To Tell by the Yeah Yeah Hey, it's different to hear an album by youngsters now that is on the purer side of punk. Better than Fever To Tell by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, which is the type of sound it aspires to. Expand
  5. DecepticonPom
    Sep 9, 2006
    4
    Too short, too fast - just like the longevity of this album.
  6. gaby
    Jun 12, 2006
    3
    kids, kids, kids, no substance, one big song, not originale, + i hate when bands stop in the middle of a show over and over to talk to each kids, kids, kids, no substance, one big song, not originale, + i hate when bands stop in the middle of a show over and over to talk to each other and start over songs it anoying. one song thought cat something was good but they did it twice (don't push it ) gaby Expand
  7. MitchellS
    Aug 6, 2006
    0
    Worst album (of over 50) I've heard this year.

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