Non Stop Erotik

Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Nonstoperotik showcases Black’s gift for mixing the sinful with the sublime.
  2. As it happens, most of these songs are rockers, and even the ballads possess a toughened core of energy.
  3. Alternative Press
    80
    He's rarely assembled a stronger collection of songs. [May 2010, p.102]
  4. After the conventional bar-band fuzz of The Catholics, ‘Nonstoperotik’ is a welcome return to the quirky experimentalism of "Frank Black" and "Teenager Of The Year."
  5. It's a slight album, but by the standards he himself set, and patchy Black Francis is better than no Black Francis at all.
  6. Taking his muse from the voyeuristic photographs of Man Ray, each note drips with sex and death.
  7. NonStopErotik lives and dies on your particular hunger for music like this in 2010. If you love what Francis has done over the span of his solo work, (and to a lesser extent, if you love the Pixies) you’ll find just enough in the album to merit a listen or two. If you only have a passing interest, it’s probably not worth your 45 minutes.
  8. It reaffirms Black Francis’ place as a great songwriter in the rock pantheon.
  9. If the younger Black Francis might have transformed a cover of the Flying Burrito Brothers' "Wheels" into a cool surf epic rather than a Velvet Underground-inspired reconstruction, the elder delivers an intriguing mix of vitality and cool detachment. It's easy to take those seemingly at-odds qualities for granted, but here Black Francis sounds not just comfortable with that aesthetic but surprisingly and paradoxically in control of it as well.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 21, 2010
    9
    Black Francis doesn't run out of ideas. One might say he goes a bit soft here, but I don't think so. It is cleaner than Bluefinger, but stillBlack Francis doesn't run out of ideas. One might say he goes a bit soft here, but I don't think so. It is cleaner than Bluefinger, but still a raw little collection of ballads. Full Review »