Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 8, 2011
    70
    Work (work, work) is a sophisticated response to a reality paralyzed by consumerism. [dec 2011, p.56]
  2. Nov 3, 2011
    70
    On the whole, though, these songs are at their best when grounded in low region trickery: rumbles, clipping sounds, droplets, shudders, judders and all manner of absorbed low freak-uency eeriness, as exhilaratingly creepy as anything offered up by trip-hop's most skilled practitioners.
  3. Oct 4, 2011
    70
    It may not be exciting, per se, but it speaks to the ultimate appeal of Work (work, work); even in its drugged-up, mournful state, it holds your gaze.
  4. Oct 3, 2011
    60
    Work is less dramatically monochrome than HTRK's debut, the Coil-like angst replaced with a more subtle existential uncertainty. [Oct 2011, p.89]
  5. Sep 28, 2011
    60
    Work (work, work) is a desolate, urban lullaby, deceptively simple and definitely suffocating, but worth a little immersion.
  6. Sep 28, 2011
    60
    As a mood piece, there are poignant moments, but nothing resembling a clear emotional statement.
  7. 60
    Continuing a penchant for darkness established on 2009's 'Marry Me Tonight', Work (Work, Work) is probably as grim a sounding record as you're likely to hear.
  8. Sep 28, 2011
    57
    There's nothing especially bad here, but once the smoke clears from their bland, bassed-out ambiance, HTRK are another band without a sound to call their own.
  9. Sep 28, 2011
    45
    Work (work, work) sounds more like a laborious task than a bracing trip into emotional bedlam and sexual anarchy.
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  1. Jun 12, 2012
    9
    It seems that this band has been inspired by the shoegaze scene and the last hyped "witch house" musical gender. full of dark vibes, it is slow, with lot´s of reverd on guitars and voices. It can sounds to "My Bloody Valentine" meets "Ladytron". You feel a little bit melancolic, listening to these obscur & existencial songs, maybe frustrated because of the lack of upbeat rythm. But finally it´s nice, interesting, because after several listens, you really feel the sadness of each tracks (And you can dance to it like the gothic people did in the 80´s!!!). The synths are sick, the lyrics are evasive and finally you feel lost into this dirty wall of sound. When minimalism gives you a punch to your head. No, i´m not talking about punk music. Something sad & low, a new gender that few people know... Full Review »