Myth Takes

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  • Summary: The dance-punk outfit returns with a third LP.
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  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. Alternative Press
    90
    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. Blender
    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. Paste Magazine
    70
    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. Vibe
    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 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. SamW
    Mar 6, 2007
    10
    This makes me dance! Cant wait to see them live later this month.
  2. JohnnyD
    Apr 26, 2007
    10
    Funky as hell. Great stuff.
  3. JohnR.
    Oct 21, 2007
    10
    Great ´n funky
  4. DanS
    Mar 5, 2007
    9
    Superb album! I have trouble getting into the song "Sweet Life" (triggers unfortunate memories of Sublime at times), but other than that, Superb album! I have trouble getting into the song "Sweet Life" (triggers unfortunate memories of Sublime at times), but other than that, there's not a loser in the bunch. A very pleasent surprise to jumpstart 2007. Expand
  5. 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+ Expand
  6. GillyD
    Mar 15, 2007
    8
    Yes!Yes!Yes! Very good album. When u think u have the music sussed they throw in some surprises. Heart of Hearts, New Name and Break in Case Yes!Yes!Yes! Very good album. When u think u have the music sussed they throw in some surprises. Heart of Hearts, New Name and Break in Case of Anything are standout tracks, tho their stint supporting the Chillis have influenced Sweet Life mibbees? Expand
  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! Collapse

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