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Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Mar 9, 2011
    80
    Monotonix trust their rock chops enough to let in some beauty and softness along the way, and that's what makes them more than just garage revival sticks in the mud.
  2. 80
    This new record is nothing surprising. It's everything that you'd expect. Right out of the gate, the message is clear: It is who it is, giving us a band, and an album, full of confidence and bruises. Yet by just being who it is, the music works, and, rightfully so, doesn't need to prove anything to anyone.
  3. Feb 7, 2011
    80
    It doesn't sound quite the same coming out of a pair of headphones as it does, say, from the bathroom at Sneaky Dee's, but even on record it's sure to quicken your pulse by a few beats.
  4. Jan 27, 2011
    80
    Montonix's latest installment is just as spirited as its live shows, but doesn't include all the sweat and fear of burning to death.
  5. Jan 27, 2011
    80
    With Not Yet, Monotonix delivers a tight half hour of intensely likable scuzz rock that gives a solid kick to the lizard part of the brain.
  6. Jan 27, 2011
    62
    certainly have the energy to go a little crazy musically; no one can say Monotonix lack physical effort on Not Yet. But to get people to care as much about listening to them as witnessing their live shows, it's time to work on the muscles of their imagination.
  7. Mar 29, 2011
    60
    Despite their monotone and their monoxide fuming, it's hard not to warm to Monotonix, especially when they catch fire. [Apr 2011, p.86]
  8. Feb 7, 2011
    60
    For those who are not familiar with Monotonix, they're the garage rock band from Israel who are best known for their live sets [...] that leaves this forlorn album reviewer with no visuals nor an earhole full of sweat, instead just 10 songs of crude, cave-art proto-metal and a duty to tell you that actually, Monotonix have a relevance outside of the live context.
  9. 60
    It's a great album to have on hand for a wild party, but piping it through your headphones will have you skipping tracks. [Feb 2011, p.89]
  10. Jan 27, 2011
    60
    The Israeli threesome's second full-length, though, provides fewer surprises, dutifully thundering through rage-rock history as singer Ami Shalev alternates between growl and yowl to communicate a life-is-short-might-as-well-bash message.
  11. Maybe they don't care, but ultimately, without any variety or ingenuity on any future albums they might make next, Monotonix might be forever stuck in a rut with nothing to do but party hard.
  12. Jan 27, 2011
    50
    The Black Sabbath worship continues from the trio of Israelis while singer Ami Shalev hams it up on the microphone. [Year End 2010, p.75]

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