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  • Summary: The lo-fi Portland, Ore. band returns with a second album, recorded with engineer Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie).
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
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  1. It’s hard not to like The Thermals, and Fuckin A, while maybe a bit less lo-fi than its predecessor, is a stellar album.
  2. 83
    Supercharged, furious, hopeful. [Jun 2004, p.107]
  3. Even without a high-profile knob-twiddler [Walla] this would have sounded like their version of Husker Du's Metal Circus--a document of grace on the way to greatness. [Jul 2004, p.138]
  4. Relentless and consistently pleasing. [#7]
  5. Owing to its themes, Fuckin A is a shade or two less exuberant than More Parts Per Million, but it's no less passionate or energetic.
  6. 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.
  7. 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]

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  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). Expand