Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
Buy On
  1. May 1, 2014
    80
    PUP’s ability to enliven a tired genre with an abundance of ideas and exuberance is a small but exceptional feat.
  2. Kerrang!
    Apr 30, 2014
    80
    Pup have come out spitting, sounding like Dookie-era Green Day dipped in tar and broken glass. [12 Apr 2014, p.53]
  3. 80
    What’s makes PUP an engrossing listen, though, is also what takes it beyond a typical hardcore record: there’s sunlight that refuses to be shut out from the overcast skies.
  4. Intelligent and visceral in equal measure, PUP is effortlessly cool, charmingly nerdy and wholly brilliant.
  5. Apr 7, 2014
    80
    There are plenty of shout-a-long moments along the way though (the frantic whoa’s and blah-blah’s on ‘Lionheart’ arrive at exactly the right time), and all-in-all it’s an extremely commendable effort that solidifies PUP as one of this year’s bands to get sweaty to at a festival.
  6. 80
    PUP is 10 songs of irreverent party jams for buds and their gals and their bros.
  7. Apr 7, 2014
    80
    The Toronto, ON four-piece deliver their structurally intricate tunes with unhinged ferocity, the raw arrangements never deviating from the outfit's basic live setup of bass, pummelling drums and twin distorted guitars.
  8. 75
    PUP is an incredibly self-assured and refreshing debut for a band unwilling to shake the pressures of becoming an adult.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 15, 2019
    9
    It shows the band that they have potential to be one of the freshest new punk bands. (9/10)

    Favorite tracks: Never Try, Dark Days, and
    It shows the band that they have potential to be one of the freshest new punk bands. (9/10)

    Favorite tracks: Never Try, Dark Days, and Factories.
    Least favorite tracks: Yukon and Lionheart (by defaults).
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