Thee Physical

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Jul 26, 2011
    85
    Simply put, this album is more than pretty good.
  2. Jul 26, 2011
    83
    Though the music often suggests a frozen remove, Egedy's voice conveys a need to connect, which smartly reinforces the album's lyrical themes of feeling isolated and disconnected from the physical self.
  3. Aug 1, 2011
    70
    While that pop sense is here yet again on THEE PHYSICAL, the difference on this album is that it feels written, large empty structures playing host to actual songs.
  4. Jul 27, 2011
    70
    So despite some desperately un-sexy, clumsy faux-pas in the introduction, Thee Physical does ultimately deliver a gratifyingly memorable evening and is ripe for the plucking.
  5. Jul 26, 2011
    70
    Dubstep's increasingly Americanized impact can be sensed in the bass wobbles of "Black Nails," while trance's long shadow in turn crops up in "Real Is a Feeling." Not to mention the title and feeling of "Trancegender"--but why not go all out, after all?
  6. Jul 26, 2011
    70
    Thee Physical wants to mosh in the punk club as much as it wants to throw on some lip gloss and hit the town, and it's frustratingly enticing to imagine how the record would have turned out if Egedy had leaned on the gas towards the latter option.
  7. Jul 26, 2011
    70
    2009's Dark Rift had its grating, overarching qualities, but Thee Physical sounds more streamlined; however, this album isn't polished to perfection.
  8. 70
    Thee Physical is music ready for a dance floor (just as much as past Pictureplane releases have been), but it's also a disc that shows growth towards a better ability to blend the synthetic and the organic.
  9. Jul 26, 2011
    60
    That mainstreaming of queerness and breaching of boundaries is the context, spirit, and thesis of Pictureplane's second album, Thee Physical.
  10. Under The Radar
    Aug 4, 2011
    50
    He remains in the club for his passable sophomore effort. [Jul 2011, p.91]
  11. Jul 26, 2011
    48
    Nothing sticks on the LP, and the disc feels recycled, pedestrian and a bit exhausting--at best.
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  1. Mar 30, 2012
    8
    Though not as good as his previous work, Egedy's Thee Physical still manages to put forth an orgy of highly danceable tunes with hisThough not as good as his previous work, Egedy's Thee Physical still manages to put forth an orgy of highly danceable tunes with his characteristic seal. More enjoyable when being high. Full Review »