• Record Label: PPM
  • Release Date: May 12, 2009
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Just 22 minutes long, We Be Xuxa doesn't waste time in proving that Mika Miko can expand on their Cali-punk roots without losing what made them vital in the first place.
  2. It’s catchy, committed, prehensile punk rock.
  3. While not as hybrid as Abe Vigoda nor as melodic as Jay Reatard, these women kick out a place in the musical universe through sheer, happy, blasting audacity.
  4. Here, as elsewhere, there may be subtext and hidden allusions but the important stuff is bouncing around on the surface.
  5. As it clatters into earshot, the most immediately surprising thing about We Be Xuxa is that it sounds pretty much how you’d expect it to, ie confused, teenage and drunk.
  6. For those who like their music brief and stupid-simple (and appreciate the various strains of the punk canon Mika Miko are drawing upon), We Be Xuxa can be plenty of fun.
  7. Xuca keeps the listener at a chasmic distance from anything resembling intensity or urgency.
  8. Many moments of We Be Xuxa come close to fulfilling the band's Slits-meets-Wipers mania, but much of the record feels so giddily tossed off that one almost wishes for a little sheen.
  9. Their live shows are always explosive fun, but for the first time, the ladies (and their new dude drummer) capture their rowdy energy in a studio.
  10. 60
    Songs like 'Turkey Sandwich' are nothing new, exactly, but win out on guts. [Jul 2009, p.91]
  11. On record it's just a little flat because it's all about energy and despite occasional flourishes, the songs are a bit underwhelming.
  12. 50
    No one can deny the Los Angeles group's enthusiasm. However as for Mika Miko's album, their creativity seems numbed by monotonous repetition.
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  1. Jan 3, 2014
    6
    Interessante, porém um pouco mal trabalhado, não sei qual a percepção disso no mundo na música, não la grande coisa para se admirar mais atéInteressante, porém um pouco mal trabalhado, não sei qual a percepção disso no mundo na música, não la grande coisa para se admirar mais até que bom. Full Review »