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  • Summary: The dance-punk outfit returns with a third LP.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. If Louden Up Now was the sound of !!! trying to integrate their fusion of conflicting ideas and failing admirably, Myth Takes is the band not giving a damn and succeeding improbably at something even more interesting.
  2. Their most accessible and uncompromising album.... !!! deftly balance adventurousness with fun--a potent combo that too few bands achieve. [Apr 2007, p.192]
  3. Not too many bands even in heyday of the initial wave of dance-punk released records as full of energy, intelligence, and ferocious funk as this.
  4. It delivers on the promise of Louden Up, with infectious beats and a kitchen-sink approach.
  5. 70
    Too bad about the self-important, chanted lyrics, which rattle on even when the band's trying to stretch out and groove. [Apr 2007, p.110]
  6. Myth Takes doesn't confuse whiny indie solipsism with aerobic ass-jiggling. Ditching the former leads to the salacious fun of the latter. [Mar 2007, p.68]
  7. 40
    !!! certainly have talent and energy, but not the heart to self-edit. [Apr 2007, p.130]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. JohnR.
    Oct 21, 2007
    10
    Great ´n funky
  2. SamW
    Mar 6, 2007
    10
    This makes me dance! Cant wait to see them live later this month.
  3. JohnnyD
    Apr 26, 2007
    10
    Funky as hell. Great stuff.
  4. WestonT.
    Jun 4, 2007
    8
    Frenetic and artsy in a field of recent frenetic, artsy albums; (Of Montreal, Panda Bear, -insert recent indie album here-) at the very Frenetic and artsy in a field of recent frenetic, artsy albums; (Of Montreal, Panda Bear, -insert recent indie album here-) at the very least, you can dance to it. !!! got me grooving a little more than the others with their darker sound and vocals that, while they tend to be, well, "chanty," brought back memories of Shriekback. In a good away. Expand
  5. May 30, 2013
    8
    Funky album. Myth Takes, All My Heroes Are Weirdos, Must Be the Moon, Heart of Hearts, Yadnus, and Bend Over Beethoven were excellent songs.Funky album. Myth Takes, All My Heroes Are Weirdos, Must Be the Moon, Heart of Hearts, Yadnus, and Bend Over Beethoven were excellent songs. deserves to be big. Expand
  6. Nop
    Mar 26, 2007
    7
    Good and different
  7. MungoJ
    Mar 8, 2007
    2
    Kill the lyrics and you may have something. It seems like they've moved "forward" in an attempt to improve their songwriting but in Kill the lyrics and you may have something. It seems like they've moved "forward" in an attempt to improve their songwriting but in doing so have ended up sounding like everything else. Bring back the long jams! Expand

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