Thr!!!er - Chk Chk Chk
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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 1 out of 14

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  1. May 1, 2013
    8
    have always been hit-and-miss, but when they're in fine form, they're one of the most danceable rock bands out there today. Much of Thr!!!er shows the best side of while adding a more focused approach to their work that really pays off. The album flows really well from one track to the next while constantly mixing it up enough to keep things sounding fresh. The rhythm section is have always been hit-and-miss, but when they're in fine form, they're one of the most danceable rock bands out there today. Much of Thr!!!er shows the best side of while adding a more focused approach to their work that really pays off. The album flows really well from one track to the next while constantly mixing it up enough to keep things sounding fresh. The rhythm section is constantly on point as usual, which brings us some supremely danceable rock. In the past, this solid foundation has led to some droning and overindulgent jams, and while there are several points where they jam out, they are able to keep the jams meaningful and quit while they are ahead, so to speak. One of the big strengths of the album is that no one element is allowed to dominate the music or to repeat too often. In the past, has shown a poor ability to edit down their excesses, but they do a fantastic job throughout this album. I also appreciated the funkier tone that they lean heavier on with this album. They've always lightly flirted with funk elements, but here they adopt them to great effect that makes the album their most visceral and impactful yet.

    There is still some inconsistency that prevents the album from being an unqualified dance punk classic. In most songs, there is a synth piece, a poorly delivered vocal bit, or some embarassing lyrics that I didn't quite like, but luckily they don't stick around for too long and just serve as minor blemishes on some otherwise fantastic work. Also, I found "Get That Rhythm Right" to be a pretty mediocre song that wouldn't have stood out in !!!'s back catalog, but on their best album to date, it sticks out pretty sorely.

    On the whole, this just beats out Myth Takes as their best album to date. While it isn't a true dance punk classic, it gave me a lot of hope that they still have that future classic in them.
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  2. Apr 30, 2013
    9
    The album art of the dance-punk act's LP Thr!!!er portays the album perfectly, a record that belongs in some chilled out, nonchalant basement party. It sounds more fresh, more crisp, and more danceable than the band's previous works. Influences from Depeche Mode, LCD Soundsystem and Foals are portrayed in this record. The tracks are undeniably catchy, and is enjoyable front to back. TheThe album art of the dance-punk act's LP Thr!!!er portays the album perfectly, a record that belongs in some chilled out, nonchalant basement party. It sounds more fresh, more crisp, and more danceable than the band's previous works. Influences from Depeche Mode, LCD Soundsystem and Foals are portrayed in this record. The tracks are undeniably catchy, and is enjoyable front to back. The guys really sound like they've done something new. Expand
  3. Apr 30, 2013
    9
    This was a very enjoyable album. It is the result of the creative capabilities of a dance punk group (very similar to LCD Soundsystem) and has catchy tracks from start to finish. The highlights are: "Even When The Water's Cold", "One Boy/One Girl", "Slyd", and "Station (Meet Me At The)".
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. May 22, 2013
    76
    Jim Eno wound them up and let them go to conjure the showy (“One Girl/One Boy”), the chatty (“Fine Fine Fine”), the high hippie-ish (“Californiyeah”) and mostly the buoyantly oddball without losing track of the band’s tense rhythms, nervous songcraft and all around raw silken soul.
  2. May 20, 2013
    60
    The results are slightly uneven. [Jun 2013, p.89]
  3. May 13, 2013
    60
    Their fifth album is more about the song and less groove-based than their previous output. [Jun 2013, p.90]