Melt Yourself Down - Melt Yourself Down
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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16

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  1. Jun 30, 2013
    9
    From the first listen, I love the boisterous energy and musical influences spanning the globe with latin jazz, punk rock, and African music with lyrics whose languages are just as wordly. The vocalist reminds me of Serj Tankian from System of a Down, but I imagine him singing with a brash swagger, ready to party. Some might say that they'd like the album to be longer, but to me, it's swift length brings to mind many punk records and the energy to match. The album is an explosion of a musical performances that will thrill you, just don't forget to put it on repeat. Expand
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 10, 2013
    64
    Though repetitive, the record is consistently engaging, with plenty of distinct highlights.
  2. Jun 21, 2013
    80
    There’s enough raucous obnoxiousness, not to mention effortless expert musicianship, in these eight tracks and thirty-five minutes to mark Melt Yourself Down out be the front-runner for not just that token Mercury nod, but the ironic moustache twiddling party album of the year.
  3. Jun 20, 2013
    80
    North African rhythms are an inspiration, and vocalist Gaya's bellowings in French, Creole and personal gibberish also give the band much of its helldriving character.