Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. The most wildly inventive, exploratory, unafraid, surprising, nonsensical, and flat out funkiest single I’ve heard all year.
  2. It's a funky spin on the dance-punk of late-'70s/early-'80s acts like Gang of Four. [6 Jun 2003, p.78]
  3. [A] nine-minute sprawling, shifting and landing tidal wave.
  4. While the Rapture and to a lesser extent Radio 4 made off with all the headlines, !!! was making the best music of all the retro-punk-disco dancers.
  5. Leading with a ten-minute single this outrageously creative, informed and exciting, !!! have a lot to prove on their coming full-length.
  6. Easily the crowning achievement of their short lifespan thus far.
  7. Does little to sully their reputation as one of the "great white hopes" of the indie dance nation.
  8. The A-side sports some significant drive and heft. [Jul 2003, p.122]
  9. !!! fuses the Tom Tom Club’s frivolous white-boy syncopation with ESG’s polyrhythmic propulsion to make your brain feel informed while your feet work very hard to embarrass you.
  10. Like so many great singles of the past, this is the sound of a good band getting great. Don't miss the moment.
  11. So New York. So everything. So new. But yet, so much like the hippies saying, "Man, if we could only get Nixon to smoke pot, then we'd have world peace, man."
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Oct 10, 2012
    3
    it's suck.. I really don't like this album, the first time I listened this album, immedietly I really bored with this album, they should notit's suck.. I really don't like this album, the first time I listened this album, immedietly I really bored with this album, they should not sale this album Full Review »
  2. chrism
    Jun 23, 2003
    7
    great funky ass bassline