He Gets Me High

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Mar 1, 2011

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Dec 21, 2011
    It's a shame this little team [Dee Dee, producer Gottehrer and Raveonettes' Wagner]couldn't make more records like this.
  2. Alternative Press
    Mar 15, 2011
    The saccharine harmonies are still present on the title track; they're just augmented with more expansive arrangements that bring out a welcome new dimension to the band's sound. [Apr 2011, p.114]
  3. He Gets Me High is definitely worth a listen, if not a purchase.
  4. 70
    While it's a very short experience, that works in the band's favor, eliminating the filler that plagues many albums these days. Combine catchy melodies in every original song with a pretty awesome cover of The Smiths and you have a project that's definitely worth a listen and probably worth a purchase.
  5. Mar 22, 2011
    This brief collection of tracks shows growth and expansion whilst maintaining the addictive pop elements and retro recording style that made us fall in love with I Will Be.
  6. Mar 14, 2011
    Altogether, He Gets Me High is a quick fix, lasting about as long as two games of seven minutes in heaven. Of course, that's plenty of time if you're playing with right girls.
  7. Mar 14, 2011
    Rare is the EP that sounds so crucial to an artist's catalog and narrative, but it won't be surprising to look back on this release in a few years and see it as pivotal in Dum Dum Girls' career.
  8. Apr 7, 2011
    No matter how sweet blink-or-you'll-miss-'em offerings "Wrong Feels Right" and the title track are at points (especially during the pre-choruses), He Gets Me High ultimately proves to be empty calories.
  9. Mar 29, 2011
    Even at its most elemental moments He Gets Me High sounds a lot more expansive than their debut. It might not be essential listening, but it certainly can be taking as foreshadowing of what a high-budgeted Dum Dum Girls might sound like.
  10. Mar 14, 2011
    As holdover until the next album, He Gets Me High does exactly what it should: raise anticipation for what comes next.
  11. Under The Radar
    Aug 16, 2011
    There's plenty to love here in the melody department, and Dee Dee's too great of a songwriter to make a complete dud of a record. [Oct. 2011, p. 80]

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