• Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: May 18, 2004
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. There is little personality amid the speed and distortion, and no tricks or treats to keep fingers off the fast-forward button.
  2. New Musical Express (NME)
    60
    Uncomplicated, exuberant melodic thrash. [19 Jun 2004, p.57]
  3. The production is simplicity itself, and by the end you won't remember 'Remember Today' from 'Every Stitch', and you won't know whether 'End To Begin' is at the beginning or the end, or even in the middle.
  4. Even after repeated listening, the songs on Fuckin' A fail to distinguish themselves from one another.
  5. Q Magazine
    40
    In Our Trip and Remember Today, the trio manage to strike the right balance between amp-popping fury and pop finesse--unfortunately everywhere else, they don't. [Jul 2004, p.124]
  6. The crisper production gives the music an extra bite.... Paradoxically, though, the increased fidelity also reveals the band’s deficiency with musical dynamics, making a half-hour seem surprisingly long.
  7. [A] near-carbon copy of their debut record.
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 1 more rating

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. dsfasb
    Sep 3, 2004
    10
    Very good
  2. Chris
    May 28, 2004
    8
    It takes a real twat to dismiss this album as "more of the same" from the Thermals. In addition to the fact that such an assessment is It takes a real twat to dismiss this album as "more of the same" from the Thermals. In addition to the fact that such an assessment is flat-ass wrong, what does it matter? I'll take more of the same from one of the best punk outfits going anytime. What, you'd rather have a big change of pace from Brittney? Anyway, the entire disc is a blast, the lyrics are a cut above, the limited vocal range of the singer is buttressed by his great use of ryhthm...they create great music with the tools they have (or choose to use). Full Review »