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.
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  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
    Sweaty, sloppy and desperately quick. [Jul 2006, p.102]
  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. If the album breezes past you without leaving much of an impression, if the songs sound all too much the same, we can forgive them.
  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