What a Pleasure

Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 5, 2011
    60
    Now, that's not to say that this process is completely cynical, or that What a Pleasure isn't, well, pleasurable. The problem is that the nostalgia it evokes doesn't seem to be a by-product of an aesthetic objective, but a goal in and of itself.
  2. 60
    Overall, What a Pleasure is essentially the Beach Fossils sound with the fuzz and some of the reverb stripped away. As expected from a transitional release, it's not a drastic shift, nor is it any better or worse, but it changes things just enough to keep the EP from being overly familiar.
  3. while the 7 or so songs on What A Pleasure have different names, it never really feels like anything ends or begins. It just kind of is, much in the same way that after listening to Beach Fossils, you know something happened but you can't remember why it did so or what it meant.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 11, 2016
    10
    It is probably their best work for me, it really establishes their sound and how they produce music. In this industry, if you wanna keepIt is probably their best work for me, it really establishes their sound and how they produce music. In this industry, if you wanna keep rocking you got to be innovative and this is certainly why this album should get a 10. Full Review »