User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 55
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 55
  3. Negative: 2 out of 55

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  1. ChrisB
    Oct 20, 2005
    10
    Awesome Album. Gonna go see these guy's in concert. Best sound I've heard for a 2 man band
  2. jackwhite
    Jun 30, 2006
    8
    ridiculously good. this is a 2-piece band.. HELLO!!! 2 PIECE BAND!!!!!! check for live video's on youtube, they're even better!
  3. jennyp
    Jan 24, 2005
    10
    i loved these cool canadians when they came to town oh yea i went! they're hilarious and make the venue smaller by being amazing!
  4. neils
    Apr 30, 2005
    10
    outstanding - found myself raving to it at 8 on a saturday morning.
  5. jamesd
    Jan 7, 2007
    10
    amazing. the best album of 2004 and one of the best albums this decade. it's so original, loud, and plain awesome. an absolute essential.
  6. GuidovanE
    Jun 30, 2007
    10
    mindblowing piece of music, it's such a shame they stopped.
  7. jessicat
    Dec 17, 2004
    10
    i can't take this out of my cd player. it's that good!
  8. greg
    Dec 19, 2004
    10
    this is one of the most killer albums i've heard in.... a long while. They have given bass player a reason to live
  9. baileyw
    Jan 12, 2005
    10
    This Band is effing awesome. I saw them live and they rocked soooooooooo hard, they are definitly one of the best bands out there.
  10. PeteL
    Jan 17, 2005
    10
    this is an extreme album
  11. ChairmanSac
    Mar 24, 2005
    8
    This is a very good album, but I don't think it deserves all the praise it has received as the repetitive produciton does get a bit tiresome towards the end. And the last song, "Sexy Results", is terrible. I still love the album, but its not without its problems. If you want a bass and drum duo that could kick these guy's collective ass, check out Lightning Bolt.
  12. Chrisc
    Jun 10, 2005
    10
    Damn straight its a 10. Giver.
  13. RichardR
    Jul 2, 2005
    9
    Forgive me if somebody's already said this or hinted at it but... Please, PUH-LEEZE get this drummer together with Lil' Jackie White and let them bash and smash it out at the full moon together! PLEEEEZE! What's more, keep the bass player, obviously!!! That would be such sweet icing on a ferocious, beautiful CAKE! PLEEEEEZE! I mean, they don't freakin' live that Forgive me if somebody's already said this or hinted at it but... Please, PUH-LEEZE get this drummer together with Lil' Jackie White and let them bash and smash it out at the full moon together! PLEEEEZE! What's more, keep the bass player, obviously!!! That would be such sweet icing on a ferocious, beautiful CAKE! PLEEEEEZE! I mean, they don't freakin' live that far apart, do they? (Where's Detroit? Where's Canada, for crying out loud! Introduce these guys today!!!) Expand
  14. FoenssonF
    Jan 8, 2006
    9
    A lesson in agressive, but skinny rock!
  15. WillJ
    Apr 17, 2007
    10
    Simply amazing. Brain bubbling bass, screaming vocals that are actually good, and those bastards broke up because they got tired of each other after a few months on tour. They should be put on a tribunal, for crimes against the world of music for denying it a succinct pleasure
  16. Ishii
    Nov 5, 2004
    10
    kick ass
  17. cvaldav
    Nov 6, 2004
    2
    this album sucks, plain and simple. it's nowhere near the hint of genius they showed on "heads up." every song sounds the same. you'd be better off buying anything than this.
  18. AnthonyS
    Dec 1, 2004
    10
    This is one of the most entertaining albums I have heard all year. There are no bad songs. Everything is catchy in a strange way. Buy it. Now.
  19. CleanvilleT
    Dec 23, 2004
    8
    1. I second the poster who compared this to QOTSA. It is very similar, but more primitive, less going on in the songs. 2. "Black History Month" is my favorite song of the year (then again "The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret" was my favorite song of the year a couple years ago).
  20. DrewM
    Nov 11, 2005
    10
    There is nothing like this album. If you don't like it at first, listen to it again.. and again. You'll wonder why you didn't like it.. becuase you now can't live without it. Then you'll wonder why NIN and Queens aren't open for them. These guys are musical gods. They also have a good taste in shoes.
  21. Gnarles
    Jan 11, 2006
    7
    A solid, original album, but hurt by some production and vocal weaknesses. It doesn't have enough sonic punch for the metal side, and lacks enough of a strong vocalist for the dance side. Still, I can't stop playing it. Deliciously volcanic stuff.
  22. neutro
    Nov 16, 2004
    9
    excellent, innovative, sexy. fans of queens of the stone age should check them out, it's relative with a twist of indie and dance.
  23. FrancoisC
    Dec 26, 2004
    10
    Enfin, des Montréalais qui ont du guts!
  24. [Anonymous]
    Nov 19, 2005
    10
    Amazing.
  25. Aug 9, 2012
    8
    This is the sort of album I needed. The DFA1979 signature guitar sound of plastic, fat riffs and brain melting distortion keeps a colourful feel to an album that could have potentially suffered from being too dark. The new Bloc Party release is more evidence that DFA1979 have inspired and created a sound of their own.
  26. Oct 3, 2012
    8
    Death From Above 1979 are really unlike any rock band out there. It's one of the better duo bands out there. Although I must admit, I didn't buy into it the first time I heard it. Or the second time. ANd even the third time. But I tried to like them and forced myself and eventually it clicked one day. Now, I listen to it all the time. It's a great dance-punk album that gets better withDeath From Above 1979 are really unlike any rock band out there. It's one of the better duo bands out there. Although I must admit, I didn't buy into it the first time I heard it. Or the second time. ANd even the third time. But I tried to like them and forced myself and eventually it clicked one day. Now, I listen to it all the time. It's a great dance-punk album that gets better with each listen. It's dirty, sleazy, and it completely rocks. "Romantic Rights" is the standout track. All In All, it's unlike any record I've ever heard and I wish they'd make another album. B+ Expand
  27. Oct 16, 2014
    10
    I'm going to keep this quick: this is an experience. It effectively started a sub-genre by itself that nobody has yet been able to replicate. This is a punk rock package you deserve.
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Pulses with a steady, sweaty energy that's punctuated with arena-sized hooks.
  2. Give[s] Skyward In Triumph and Earth 2 a run for the title of Best Album By A Duo, ever. [Jan 2005, p.113]
  3. A danceable yet heavy album.