Hypnotic Nights


Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jul 17, 2012
    This record is crawling with too many hooks and good-time jams to quibble over guitar tone.
  2. Jul 16, 2012
    Hypnotic Nights still delivers all of the brilliant power pop worship that we've all come to love from JEFF the Brotherhood, and if the album isn't able to kick off your summer, nothing will.
  3. Sep 10, 2012
    The production may be a little cleaner, but the same knack for great fuzzed-out ditties is still there... a pretty good album.
  4. Aug 1, 2012
    Hypnotic Nights is a raucous, enjoyable fare of summertime fluff.
  5. Jul 18, 2012
    Hypnotic Nights continues with the Weezer worship introduced on 2011's We Are the Champions, but answers the fuzz-pop frivolity with equal doses of motorik groove and psychedelic drone.
  6. 70
    What's impressive is even though the duo ventures into new sonic territory, the knack for catchy melodies and heavy riffs remains, making this new direction both true to their roots and indicative of huge maturation.
  7. Jul 16, 2012
    It's the simpler stuff that's special.
  8. Jul 16, 2012
    Hypnotic Nights is a little more stoner-y than last year's speed-crazed We Are the Champions, and it's got a good-natured sense of slacker irony.
  9. Jul 17, 2012
    The Orralls might have benefited from a little extra direction in the songwriting department.
  10. Magnet
    Aug 23, 2012
    A super-catchy mix of stadium-rock bombast and punk simplicity. [No.90, p.57]
  11. Jul 30, 2012
    The duo shows maturation musically and lyrically, albeit wildly, proving that they are true, spirited forces to be reckoned with.
  12. Uncut
    Oct 26, 2012
    Brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall plough a familiar semi-feral blues-punk furrow for the most part, with varying degrees of success, but are best when they depart from the template. [Dec 2012, p.72]
  13. 60
    The magnificence of their live show is lost a little on an album that screams 'organised fun' more than 'spontaneous party', but mostly it's giddy garage rock.
  14. Oct 4, 2012
    It's a 90s powerpop album – Weezer without the self-analysis – in all but name. But, like even the best Weezer records, it can get a bit samey as the next bludgeoning riff hoves into view. And like the worst Weezer records, it sounds as if the lyrics were tossed off in five minutes.
  15. Jul 16, 2012
    Most of Hypnotic Nights already sounds worn out.
  16. Jul 17, 2012
    Hypnotic Nights has the feeling of an album created by Venn diagram, with the outer edges of glam, psychedelia, garage rock and hard rock connecting to create "the ultimate rock album…you know, for kids!"
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Oct 14, 2014
    Damned good album that brings very hard rock and party music together with just the right amount of hesher. If you get the opportunity to seeDamned good album that brings very hard rock and party music together with just the right amount of hesher. If you get the opportunity to see them live, you have to do it. Full Review »
  2. Jul 23, 2012
    The first thought that comes to mind when giving JEFF the Brotherhood