Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Three thin voices rap-sing-chant over the same bare-bones electro that sophisticates equate with two-headed dildos and black leatherette. But here, it intensifies the toughness, naïveté, moralism, sentimentality, ambition, ebullience, and sex drive all high school girls know but few have the sass to project and none have forged into art, especially with a Brooklyn accent.
  2. There really isn't another dance/rap act on the scene that combines snarky teenage style with seriously slammin' retro dance beats the way Fannypack does.
  3. Fannypack might already be sick of the Beastie Boys comparisons, but it works on too may levels to be ignored. [Oct 2003, p.104]
  4. 80
    The party album of the year has arrived. [Aug 2003, p.87]
  5. 80
    Streetwise, self-aware and clever. [Aug 2003, p.124]
  6. There are 13 aural riots here, and every one is as catchy as a horrid disease.
  7. Between Goias and Fancy's remarkable drop-rolling bass science and the girls' bratty-Brooklynite rhyming, the better singles on here wind up sounding like something unprecedented: a booty-bass record for small children.
  8. 75
    It's a little creepy hearing such adolescent voices hooked to Miami booty bass. [Aug 2003, p.116]
  9. 70
    As instantly addictive as it is disposable. [Nov 2003, p.108]
  10. Listening to FannyPack is, in a sense, aural pedophilia--two of the three girls are in their teens--and while the project carries the sheen of Radio Disney, these girls use their duff way better than Hilary does.
  11. Stylistic may be an After School Special version of Miami bass, but the joke is on the genre: FannyPack deflate all the blowup-doll fantasies in booty music and replace them with real live girls.
  12. Though the formula is irresistible at times, it's tough not to squirm.
  13. If you're fifteen years old, female, and want to rebel, So Stylistic probably makes a lot more sense than a Bright Eyes record. If you're any older, it'll probably just make you feel dirty.
  14. 60
    It's reminiscent of a time when bumpin' L'Trimm's candy-coated "Cars With the Boom" was the definition of fresh. [Aug 2003, p.154]
  15. There are moments of brilliance here, sure... but there are a few too many weak skits and a few too many weak tracks here to make this anything other than a mildly cool summer thang, and summer is, like totally over now.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. sv
    Dec 9, 2003
    10
    too much fun!
  2. johok
    Sep 9, 2003
    0
    this shit is a waste of money. Even if i was sleepin wit those girls i wouldnt buy that shit
  3. PaulSdiP
    Aug 10, 2003
    10
    This is the best album of the summer... Refreshing and chicky... I cannot wait to hear their second album...