Butter - Turbo Fruits
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 12, 2012
    80
    Given a fuzzed-out, subterranean production glaze, Butter filters everything from surf and lounge touches to Spaghetti Western flourishes, but is best when spinning cool pop hooks up out of the muck. [Oct 2012, p.87]
  2. Sep 12, 2012
    80
    Butter not only betters their signature sound, it finally makes it sound concise.
  3. Dec 3, 2012
    70
    With Eno at the controls, the Turbo Fruits straighten up, fly right and in the process bash out their most enjoyable work to date.
  4. 70
    It's [closing song "Ain't The Only One Havin' Fun is] a free-spirited return to the teenage wildness that's entirely off from the varied, conflicted emotions of an otherwise mature Butter. Even on this step away, the true blue guitar riffs and steel-cut hook are the work of a professional pack of southern garage rockers.
  5. Sep 12, 2012
    68
    An unchallenging, unsurprising, and un-garage-y joy, but a joy nonetheless.
  6. Sep 14, 2012
    62
    The whole thing is less bratty than 2009's Echo Kid.
  7. Sep 14, 2012
    60
    Stein and Brock still seem to be working out their garage and pop influences in their guitar work; they don't deliver a fully satisfying fusion of their influences, but instead split the difference between jangle and crunch, watering it all down in the process.
  8. Sep 13, 2012
    53
    By aiming for so many different styles, settling for subpar-at-best lyrics, and trying to pay the bills with rock'n'roll, they never find a sound that's fully captivating or convincing.
  9. Sep 12, 2012
    50
    The wild abandon, lo-fi to the point of being muffled style is Butter's main appeal. It is also its downfall. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.122]

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