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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Australian punk trio of Matt Boggis, Josh Price, and Eamon Sandwith was recorded in Geelong by Billy Gardner.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Mojo
    Mar 24, 2020
    80
    An irresistibly raucous entree to their world. [May 2020, p.88]
  2. Q Magazine
    Mar 24, 2020
    80
    High Risk Behaviour is about as enjoyable as the sound of bored small-town kids thrashing around with guitars gets. [May 2020, p.107]
  3. Apr 27, 2020
    80
    High Risk Behavior is so full of hooks, personality, and humour that you might find yourself, wanting to play that 28-minute record again. It's a rare thing to want to hear a record on repeat, but rarer still is a record that you feel like you know having just heard it just once, and this is particularly true of the singles, which sound closer to 'classic' Chats than a lot of the album.
  4. 80
    The Chats don’t so slow songs. They don’t do sad songs. The Chats do good times and this debut is set to inspire plenty.
  5. Apr 2, 2020
    80
    If you’re looking for a short, fun thrill from a gang of likeable oiks with all the grace of a one-legged camel, talk to The Chats.
  6. Apr 2, 2020
    80
    In classic punk rock tradition, many of the songs on High Risk Behaviour clock in at well under two minutes; meaning that it never drags.
  7. Uncut
    Mar 26, 2020
    60
    It never gets deep. ... It's stupid, daft, and no wonder that when Josh Homme's looking for a night of goofy escapism he goes to see The Chats. [May 2020, p.26]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Apr 14, 2020
    10
    Funny and a joyous romp. Uniquely Australian. Gets under your skin more every time you play it.
  2. Mar 29, 2020
    8
    Very fun punk-rock-esq album that doesn't take itself seriously at all, but for this, thats a good thing. It's pretty short so it doesn't takeVery fun punk-rock-esq album that doesn't take itself seriously at all, but for this, thats a good thing. It's pretty short so it doesn't take much to listen to, but nevertheless it is very fun all the way through. Expand
  3. May 10, 2020
    8
    ( 79/100 )

    Esta joven banda de Queensland, Australia, comenzó su carrera de energía Punk y Rock en el 2016 con canciones en las que se
    ( 79/100 )

    Esta joven banda de Queensland, Australia, comenzó su carrera de energía Punk y Rock en el 2016 con canciones en las que se admira la comodidad que tienen para expresar todo su discurso y expresión instrumental en menos de 2 min. La juventud amigos, y ellos lo demuestran. Tocan con la energía con la que depende el futuro y su pasión, fervor y éxtasis por su música se siente tan rápidamente como suena la batería, tocan las cuerdas o se lanza un grito de emoción. A pesar de que su Punk se recarga en el estilo de sus ídolos y por eso no es precisamente muy autentico, con la ayuda de Mikey Young, la producción no carece de la esencia y poder que se puede esperar de un buen Punk.
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    This young band of Queensland, Australia, started their career of Punk and Rock energy in 2016 with fast songs in which can be admired the comfort they have to express all their message and instrumental expression in less than 2 min. That's youth my friends, and they show it. They play with the energy that the future depends on and their passion, zeal, and extasis for their music can be felt as fast as the drums sound, the chords are played and a scream of emotion is thrown. Even if their Punk is a lot relied on their idol's style and, therefore is not precisely very authentic, with Mikey Young's help, the production doesn't lack the essence and power that can be expected from a good Punk.
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  4. Nov 20, 2020
    4
    An escape from scary real life. Although it doesn't take itself seriously, you can't not critique the lack of instrumental creativity orAn escape from scary real life. Although it doesn't take itself seriously, you can't not critique the lack of instrumental creativity or uniqueness. Fun, but simple. Expand
  5. Jun 9, 2020
    0
    This is one of the blandest, boring and samey albums I think I've ever listened to. Their songs are so simple it hurts. Their attempts atThis is one of the blandest, boring and samey albums I think I've ever listened to. Their songs are so simple it hurts. Their attempts at being funny fall flat on its face. And I really don't understand the love for this album. The only reason I'm buying the record is to destroy it, just like what they did to The Slow Rush by Tame Impala, which is a WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better album Expand