Gimmie Trouble


Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Even though there are no radical changes here, Gimmie Trouble sounds more like Adult. sharpening its edges than running in place.
  2. 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.
  3. Alternative Press
    [Their] best album. [Nov 2005, p.224]
  4. Gimmie Trouble reminds us that Adult. don't sound like anyone else... Not even themselves.
  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. Uncut
    Fans of Fad Gadget and Add N To (X) take note. [Nov 2005, p.108]
  7. Magnet
    Gimmie Trouble: cyber funk or cyborg punk? [#70, p.86]
  8. The punk dominates more than it ever did on its electro-tilted predecessors.
  9. 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.
  10. Much of the record lacks the magnetism that the handful of highlights boasts.
  11. New Musical Express (NME)
    Samey and inaccessible in parts. [5 Nov 2005, p.43]
  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.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. AlanR
    Oct 30, 2005
    And they choose to sell Nickelback, the RIAA is so lame.