Thank You, Happy Birthday

  • Record Label: Red Ink
  • Release Date: Jan 11, 2011
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
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  1. Mar 10, 2011
    6
    I knew I should have passed. This album is getting great reviews but I just can't stand listening to it more than once. It's stale, bland, and boring. The main single "Shake me Down" is catchy at least but other than that, the rest of the album is nothing more than background noise.
  2. Nov 9, 2012
    5
    It's the Pixies, but more grounded.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Q Magazine
    May 2, 2011
    80
    Matt Shultz makes a natural showman firmly in the mouth Perry Farrell mould. Front of house taken care of, it's then just a matter of pairing the noise and excitement, something they achieve in short, sharp bursts with room to spare. [Apr 2011, p.98]
  2. Kerrang!
    Mar 29, 2011
    80
    Taking cues from the Pixies and '90s grunge--Sell Yourself or Japanese Buffalo could be Pixies mainman Black Francis in a rage--but rowdier and caustic, they are compelling. [19 Mar 2011, p.51]
  3. Uncut
    Mar 29, 2011
    80
    They've sorted through a kitbag of 80 songs and made good on the potential. [Apr 2011, p.77]