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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19

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  1. Apr 25, 2012
    7
    Solid, intelligent protest punk. "A Pillar of Salt" might be one of the twenty best songs of the last decade and The Thermals manage to build a relatively solid release around it. As a side note, if you get the opportunity to see the album performed live, do so. You will not be disappointed.
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84

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
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  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.