Totale Nite

Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Uncut
    Jul 11, 2013
    80
    It's fascinating territory and Merchandise sound like a band still exploring thier huge potential. [Aug 2013, p.73]
  2. 70
    While Totale Nite doesn’t tip toe around its skewed sensibilities, Merchandise demonstrates a healthy knack for turning its weirder, darker musical instincts into something palatable.
  3. Apr 12, 2013
    80
    On Totale Nite, they manage to use small-scale elements--jangling guitars, cheapo drum machines, toy keyboards--to project the urgency of bands with louder screams and bigger amps.
  4. Apr 9, 2013
    70
    This album has the potential to appeal to imaginative listeners with a wide range of tastes.
  5. Apr 9, 2013
    70
    The songwriting is tighter, the hooks stickier and the production crisper as they twist buzzy guitar hooks and driving, rudimentary drum machine beats into seven-minute jams.
  6. Total Nite comes less than a year on from Children of Desire and feels like a natural continuation of their sound.
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  1. Oct 1, 2013
    8
    Merchandise come from the Tampa hardcore Florida scene where they used to play in really bad neighborhoods inside of containers. From thereMerchandise come from the Tampa hardcore Florida scene where they used to play in really bad neighborhoods inside of containers. From there the lead singer found weed and drinks after a hard breakout, and since then has found a sound that harkens to both modern sounds of John Maus or more twee sounds of the ninetees, but mixes in with the dominant Moressey-esque vox. If you are a fan of The Smiths warble vocals and like driving rhythmic guitars that feel dark and eighties, you will be sure to enjoy this talented band both albums they have up until now are exquisite Full Review »