III

  • Record Label: Woodsist
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2013
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Feb 19, 2013
    80
    Ultimately, even layers of fuzzy noise and fully saturated weirdness can't obscure the band's hooks or their unique pop perspective.
  2. Feb 20, 2013
    74
    What was once alienating and difficult in Eat Skull’s music now reads as interesting quirks attached to pleasing packages. With III, Eat Skull is willing to be loved--and be loveable, too.
  3. Mar 1, 2013
    70
    Eat Skull’s impressive new album is a healthy reminder of what can happen when these two opposing halves converge into one beautiful whole.
  4. Feb 19, 2013
    70
    They’re no longer one of the torchbearers of a perceived trend, but they continue to grind out records of a style and overall quality that are still hard to come by (whether we need more of them is certainly up for debate).
  5. Feb 19, 2013
    70
    A well-done lo-fi pop album lost of the things we’re used to: contexts and whatnot that make both us and the analytical process feel much easier, helping us pretend that we really know what’s going on and how to get behind the ideas.
  6. Apr 3, 2013
    60
    There is a consistency to the album that is both its strength and its weakness.
  7. Mar 6, 2013
    60
    Eat Skull can be really charming when they want to be, but just as often they seem content to putter around, resulting in enough slack to overwhelm such a short record.
  8. 60
    The two halves of III frequently war, the pleasantly shambling rhythms consistently undermined by Enborn’s just off-key yawling on viscerally unusual topics, as well as the occasional genre shift.
  9. 40
    III largely eschews fuzz but has plenty of rough edges.

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