Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. There is vintage new wave rawness and goth-inflected bounce all over this thing, and it manages to leave this band in fresh-sounding territory that's somehow miles away from most everything today's "new wave revivalists" and/or "electro-punks" have even thought about trying.
  2. Even though there are no radical changes here, Gimmie Trouble sounds more like Adult. sharpening its edges than running in place.
  3. 70
    Fans of Fad Gadget and Add N To (X) take note. [Nov 2005, p.108]
  4. [Their] best album. [Nov 2005, p.224]
  5. Sam capably fills the role of providing a shamanic base for the couple's creepy pounding rage, as well as a human touch to play along with the steady pump of the traveling drum machine.
  6. 70
    Gimmie Trouble: cyber funk or cyborg punk? [#70, p.86]
  7. Gimmie Trouble reminds us that Adult. don't sound like anyone else... Not even themselves.
  8. The punk dominates more than it ever did on its electro-tilted predecessors.
  9. Samey and inaccessible in parts. [5 Nov 2005, p.43]
  10. There's no let up in Kuperus' constant yelps around the difficult end of her vocal range, and it's this that, ultimately, lets 'Gimmie Trouble' down and disappointingly makes this otherwise excellent Adult. album feel rather indulgent and immature.
  11. Much of the record lacks the magnetism that the handful of highlights boasts.
  12. Given the past work from the group, Gimme Trouble is a major curveball, seemingly reveling in just about everything tacky about electroclash.
  13. If music is best judged by its immediate effect on the listener, this record succeeds and cannot be forgotten. In this case, that's not a good thing.

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