FIDLAR - FIDLAR
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Feb 15, 2013
    90
    Oozing more nihilistic youthful abandonment than anyone since Black Lips, their manifesto sounds pretty appealing from here.
  2. 83
    FIDLAR will make you want to pound a case of the cheapest beer you can find with these guys, it’ll make you want to crank it up as loud as it will go in whichever of your friends’ cars.
  3. Feb 7, 2013
    85
    There are moments when the ambivalence toward everything sounds like it might, just might, be giving way to genuine concern.
  4. Feb 4, 2013
    90
    With its Ramones-via-The Golden State garage punk, it's brilliantly noisy in all the best places ('White On White', 'Wait For The Man') and yet not afraid to tone down on occasion ('Gimme Something').
  5. Jan 22, 2013
    82
    From the adrenal rock-and-roll guitars on "Cheap Beer" to the guttural shrills on "Cocaine," every song here champions that adult adolescence and "f*** it" ideology that has always made the genre so damn appealing.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 14, 2013
    7
    FIDLAR is everything you would expect from their early singles, just a big bundle of nihilistic fun. Don't take it too seriously and you willFIDLAR is everything you would expect from their early singles, just a big bundle of nihilistic fun. Don't take it too seriously and you will be rewarded. Garage punk at it's most enjoyable but perhaps not it's most consistent. Full Review »