Louden Up Now


Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Uncut
    It's exuberant dorkiness, as well as fluidity of playing, that makes !!! stand out. [Jul 2004, p.106]
  2. A decent album, then. But one containing an EP that would've had us going "!!!!!".
  3. The music is still missing one crucial element—hooks. There really aren’t any of which to speak, and no amount of production skill and instrumental finesse is able to mask that.
  4. Their dark disco punk is as close to a New York sound as anything these days.
  5. They write some good tunes, and they have some appropriately strident abuse for lyrics. But there’s not enough for an album.
  6. Spin
    Unfortunately, the elements that clicked so well on "Giuliani" prove an awkward fit on !!!'s sophomore full-length. [Jul 2004, p.111]
  7. If you take away the 9 minutes of their already-released big single, you could probably squeeze a tight EP out of Louden Up Now, but as a full-length [it] starts with a bang and ends with sort of a whimper. Fun to filler in 53 minutes.
  8. Now, this wouldn't seem so bad, or filler-friendly, if !!! offered an advancement on "Giuliani." Alas, no.
  9. While the album certainly has cuts worth hearing, it's just not a satisfying listen.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. inesc
    Jul 25, 2007
    if this is even possible, they're even better live.
  2. HollyP
    May 19, 2006
    a great great one. really good dancing ice bass
  3. karlat
    Dec 29, 2005
    definately on my top ten albums this year. There are no bad songs. Glad I came across it. Good band to see in concert too.