Do It!

  • Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Apr 8, 2008

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Do It! is a mediocre album, and further cements Clinic’s status as a retro novelty band.
  2. 60
    Main;y, though, we leave Clinic where we always find them: nervously pacing the room, waiting for something to happen. [May 2007, p.92]
  3. Uniquely weird, as usual. [May 2008, p.130]
  4. 60
    It's the kind of inimitably throbbing slice of neo-psychedelic unease they've knocked out with biennial constancy since 1999's Internal Wrangler. [May 2008, p.109]
  5. Do It! is rarely dull. Uninspired? Yes. But it’s never dull.
  6. After five albums in just eight years, you could accuse Clinic of being one-note, but in an indie world besotted with cheap revivalism, at least you can't call them a gimmick.
  7. 60
    On their fifth album, they crack the window, slow the motor (except on 'Shopping Bag,' a jazz-punk binge and purge) and take side trips into primeval glades where runic rites are conducted on acoustic guitars.
  8. Do It! is about as radical as Clinic seem capable of, which is to say that they finally seem smothered by the borders they’ve set for themselves.
  9. Yet, while it's unlikely that the previously familiar will be suddenly converted by these endeavours, it wouldn't be strictly fair to say that there's not the occasional hint of a broadened palette on display here.
  10. Do It! is the first Clinic record that seems assembled from bits of old Clinic records, its personality the result of combined ideas rather than new ones.
  11. If you pardon our French, Clinic’s fifth album is pretty fucked up--and yet it's also their best effort to date.
  12. Unless you're a big fan of the group, though, you'll probably find Do It! more than a little frustrating.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. LukeP.
    Apr 10, 2008
    It's already my favorite album of the year! The best since Walking With Thee!