Myth Takes

  • Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Mar 6, 2007
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. There are moments when they seem to lose sight of what it is exactly that makes them so interesting to begin with, writing songs that seem stuck halfway between dance and conventional indie rock.
  2. Taken within the context of !!!’s (and, by default, OUT HUD’s) legacy, it doesn’t feel like a step in any particular direction so much as a million ideas left to duke it out.
  3. Your record collection still only really needs a couple of Chk Chk Chk 12"s and that Out Hud album, but don't pass on the chance to see them live.
  4. Tedium is a problem, but danceability is a given.
  5. Mojo
    60
    You're left feeling less !!! than ??? [Apr 2007, p.102]
  6. Q Magazine
    60
    Rather than working as a listening experience, Myth Takes feels more like a dry run for one of !!!'s compulsive live shows. [Apr 2007, p.116]
  7. Vibe
    40
    !!! certainly have talent and energy, but not the heart to self-edit. [Apr 2007, p.130]
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Jan 14, 2017
    9
    In a world with no jazz, this would be the American Jamiroquai (or any other good band from the acid jazz movement in the early 90s).In a world with no jazz, this would be the American Jamiroquai (or any other good band from the acid jazz movement in the early 90s).

    Drawing influences from rock, pop, general alternative and electronic music, but always sounding as **** as hell.

    Memorable album by a great band - probably their best.
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  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. Apr 2, 2011
    8
    Myth Takes is a strange wonderful art album. It blends psychedelic rock with dance-rock so perfectly well together. The stand out track isMyth Takes is a strange wonderful art album. It blends psychedelic rock with dance-rock so perfectly well together. The stand out track is easily "Must Be The Moon". Each track sounds more different than the one before it. All In All, Chk Chk Chk have crafted a strange album that blends psychedelic and punk rock perfectly. B+ Full Review »