The Body, The Blood, The Machine

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Aug 22, 2006
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20

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  1. umbertop
    Oct 26, 2006
    5
    the voice is ugly. musically flat
  2. d.d'amore
    Sep 21, 2006
    5
    I don't care how wrapped up the lyrics are in religious iconography, it's dull/boring and trite. what socio-conscious punker isn't singing this crap and the music suffers by just giving a monotonous sonic backdrop. this stuff would have been deemed par course in the mid-90s college radio scene, and should still be considered as such.
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84

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. The Body's story is just vague and gruesome enough to be weirdly terrifying, totally Orwellian, and grander, louder, and more electrifying than anything the Thermals have spit out before.
  2. With The Body, The Blood, The Machine the Thermals haven't made another thrilling noisy gem like More Parts Per Million, they've made an inspired and inspiring, semi-grown up indie rock record with more thought than thrills.
  3. They've slowed down the tempo a little and cleaned up the sound a lot.