Hot Shit - Quasi
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 100
    Coomes' blatant, almost hilarious, display of his guitar mastery is fun to hear. His solos and fills ride front-and-center, perfect and expansive and insane.
  2. Quasi have managed to drive their sound in a completely new direction without becoming self-indulgent. [#5, p.102]
  3. It’s an old trick: happy music, sad words. But Quasi has elevated the strategy to an art form, and it’s nearly impossible to resist the sugar rush of the band’s sound in collision with Coomes’ black musings.
  4. Aside from being a strikingly orchestrated affair that ranks among Quasi's best work, Hot Shit! is the fully-realized version of Quasi that Coomes has envisioned since the beginning.
  5. 83
    Quasi sound feistier than they have in years. [Nov 2003, p.114]
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JesseF
    Oct 5, 2003
    8
    'Featuring "Birds"' is still the one to get, if you're getting only one...which isn't even to mention the Donner Party, 'Featuring "Birds"' is still the one to get, if you're getting only one...which isn't even to mention the Donner Party, whose second album may very well be the great lost album of the 80s. But unlike Quasi's last two albums, this isn't more of the same but worse. It's a new sound, and a good one, and one that fits Coomes' acerbic songwriting just as well as the ol' Roxichord did. Full Review »
  2. jeff
    Oct 3, 2003
    10
    Hot Shit's terrible cover is quickly overlooked after a couple listens. I haven't been this hooked on in record in years. music Hot Shit's terrible cover is quickly overlooked after a couple listens. I haven't been this hooked on in record in years. music with meaning, angst and rhythem. Full Review »
  3. Richard
    Sep 11, 2003
    10
    Album of the Year. Politically relevant, phenomenal musicianship, beautiful as a whole. To put it blunt, it stuns. Sam and Janet once again Album of the Year. Politically relevant, phenomenal musicianship, beautiful as a whole. To put it blunt, it stuns. Sam and Janet once again destroy the "rock and roll" revivalists with raw energy, wit, and tunes to boot. I say it again. It stuns. Full Review »