• Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: May 25, 2004

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Under The Radar
    Simple, straightforward rhymes over fuzzed-out, good-time beats, mixed with acoustic guitar, Casio keyboards and handclaps. [#7]
  2. A directionless mess that never makes an obvious commercial ploy, never reveals any new ideas and never implies any forethought or central intelligence, yet somehow demands attention throughout, revealing new layers and engaging moments with every listen.
  3. Frenetic, wondrous and all over the map, the album sometimes demonstrates an excessive fondness for vocal distortion. But as a whole, "The Printz" is aural collage at its finest.
  4. There’s so much going on here that you have to listen close. And still, it’s a fun album, catchy and wild and full of exuberance.
  5. There's a fragile beauty inherent in Printz's slapdash slop-hop that belies the duo's goofy profile and bodes well for their future endeavors.
  6. Spin this disc even once, and you'll understand both the hype and the varied reaction.
  7. Blender
    The group aims for a mix of artistry and cred, a la N.E.R.D. or the Beastie Boys, but their music is rarely as catchy. [Aug 2004, p.130]
  8. Bumblebeez brings loose, frenetic energy to a mash-up of likely and unlikely sources.
  9. Frankly, it could be much worse.
  10. Compiling the best tracks from each of their previous releases to make one solid EP would've been a better introduction to the band than The Printz is.
  11. Christopher Colonna's partly annoying, wholly unintelligible emceeing on ''Pony'' could not possibly prepare you for the nasal pseudosnarl of lady rapper Vila, who dominates the album's latter half.
  12. Alternative Press
    They lard The Printz with rote Aggressive Rock Radio fodder. [Jul 2004, p.148]
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  1. MessyFlesh
    Jul 15, 2004
    Street grim b-boy punk. Think beasties from down under meets sonic youth.
  2. WhiteLine
    Jun 16, 2004
    A brilliant international debut that does justice to the pristine mayhem of the Aussie EP's. The two singles, Pony Ride and Come Ova, A brilliant international debut that does justice to the pristine mayhem of the Aussie EP's. The two singles, Pony Ride and Come Ova, are genre defying, twisted visulisations that exist in the warped mind of Chrils Colonna. These snapshots of psychodrama are splashed throughout the beats that accompany the "freshest MC in the land"(Pink Fairy Floss), Villa Colonna. The whole thing wreaks of the lunacy that the Bumblebeez 81 bring to their live shows. Full Review »