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  • Summary: The seventh full-length release for the dance-punk band was produced by Patrick Ford.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. May 19, 2017
    80
    Shake the Shudder is the work of a band that know exactly what works for them, while still being willing to try new things. It's a winning combination of past, present, and future that bodes well for !!!'s future making plenty more great albums like it.
  2. May 24, 2017
    73
    As “Dancing Is the Best Revenge” illustrates, !!! are at their best when making dance music that’s both unabashedly celebratory and stridently unsentimental. When the band veer into more typically romantic house terrain (“Our Love (U Can Get)”) and starry-eyed electro-rock (“Throw Yourself in the River”), their peculiar, provocateur personality is muted.
  3. Magnet
    Jun 27, 2017
    70
    The album also contains enough experimentation and cleverness to stand on its own in !!!'s decidedly confusing and overpopulated sub-genre. [No. 143, p.53]
  4. Uncut
    May 19, 2017
    60
    Their treacly heaviness still courses through pop cuts. [Jul 2017, p.23]
  5. May 25, 2017
    60
    While not as refreshing as the previous album, it still feels on occasion as if multiple pop crossovers could theoretically beckon, especially the songs fronted by guest vocalists, including Molly Schnick of early 90s riot grrrls Raooul.
  6. May 23, 2017
    60
    Maybe !!!’s latest effort isn’t revolutionary, but it is rebellious.
  7. May 24, 2017
    30
    This time, reckless abandon is replaced by forced jollity and the vibe turns from head trip to school trip.

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