Body Faucet - Reptar
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. May 2, 2012
    70
    Reptar aren't afraid to grow up but they're gonna have fun getting there, and with Body Faucet they succeed in doing both.
  2. Aug 15, 2012
    60
    Although Body Faucet is a bit inconsistent (perhaps because of its length – it clocks in at over an hour of material, but feels like more), the record is a brave and fairly fantastic debut that will surely grab the attention of those who give it a chance.
  3. May 24, 2012
    30
    Despite attempts at lyrical heft detailing a too-vague sexual awakening ("Sebastian") and an encomium for a friend ("Ghost Bike"), Ulicny undermines himself on a second-by-second basis by finding no lyric that can't be subjected to at least six different forms of contortion regardless of its content.
  4. Aug 20, 2012
    40
    The ideas are all there, they just don't fit together properly yet. [Sep 2012, p.110]
  5. Jul 9, 2012
    70
    A bouncy, flamboyant album packed with danceable jams. [Jun 2012, p.155]
  6. Jul 5, 2012
    40
    The potential is undoubtedly there, but Reptar's debut album suffers badly from the band's chaotic approach, as well as Ulicny's occasionally grating vocals.
  7. Jun 28, 2012
    20
    It's not so much that the songs lack shape, it's that this suggests Reptar lack conviction – every song borrows from something else, something vaguely similar but different enough to make this an incoherent mess, albeit one with oddball pretensions.
  8. 60
    Until Reptar develop their own voice, they have to keep making up for their derivative music with enthusiasm. [Jun 2012, p.82]
  9. 60
    It's definitely enjoyable, but it's also inconsequential.
  10. May 2, 2012
    80
    Body Faucet is an improvement over Oblangle in nearly every respect, but it's definitely not as surprising as that lovely little EP.
  11. Aug 1, 2012
    20
    This album is a carbon copy of Vampire Weekend, but you know how when Gus Van Sant remade Psycho shot for shot and it was rubbish? It's like that.
  12. Jul 5, 2012
    80
    Reptar have pieced emotions together, both euphoric and heartbreaking, to create a debut that, although perhaps too varied in places, is a great starting point for the quartet.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 23, 2014
    9
    Really awesome album. Tracks 6 and 12 are a little stale, but still listenable. Most of these songs have weird structures. So, they are notReally awesome album. Tracks 6 and 12 are a little stale, but still listenable. Most of these songs have weird structures. So, they are not just your typical party rock group.

    Tracks 8 and 10 are probably my favorite for the way they develop.
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