Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Alternative Press
    Apr 15, 2014
    80
    The repurposed bits remain inspired, while Sugarhill Gang-style raping, sampled DJ interludes and duck jokes keep things refreshingly light. [May 2014, p.90]
  2. Apr 15, 2014
    80
    The interstitial skits can get irritating, but the edits come fast, and when those sugar-shock beats drop, all is forgiven. Facebook
  3. 75
    They make what is quite complex musical structures look easy, almost juvenile, and package them in shiny production gift wrapped for the masses over the airwaves or PA system or turntable.
  4. Apr 17, 2014
    75
    Even if they don't quite hit the heights of the A-Trak-name-checked influence of Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique (how could they, let alone anyone?), they've created a hedonistic, piston-pumping album that bears as much relation to the urban hustle-and-bustle as it does to festival crowds' surging, ecstatic mindsets, a love letter to NYC that sounds good just about anywhere you're likely to hear it.
  5. It’s cheeky, groovy, and it always sounds as though it’s teetering on the edge of being a genuine irritant.
  6. Apr 17, 2014
    70
    If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck. But if it’s a creative duck, it will quack slightly more creatively. Only with more silliness and nostalgia thrown in.
  7. Apr 15, 2014
    70
    Get hip or get irked because either reaction is worthy of this loud, smart-ass joke put on loop, but not since Disco Tex unleashed his Sex-O-Lettes has there been such a cheeky way to keep dancing.
  8. Apr 15, 2014
    50
    Like Seinfeld, as New York a document as Paul's Boutique, Quack presents itself as a comedy about nothing. But Seinfeld's nihilism, as a portrait of the neuroses of a certain class in a certain era, at least represented a kind of ethos (pace Walter Sobchak). Duck Sauce's "brain farts," on the other hand, take refuge in the idea that if you stand for nothing, you can't be held accountable for anything.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Apr 15, 2014
    10
    An album full of fun and good party. Makes you feel like you're in another planet.
    Songs like 'Radio Stereo', 'Goody Two Shoes'' feels like a
    An album full of fun and good party. Makes you feel like you're in another planet.
    Songs like 'Radio Stereo', 'Goody Two Shoes'' feels like a real good summer's party.
    A 70's anthem like is aNYway. 'NRG' and 'Spandex' is like heaven.
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  2. May 13, 2014
    8
    A good, fun, 80's/90's disco type vibe. Hardly any filler....except all the skits at the end of tracks. Should've made them separate tracks soA good, fun, 80's/90's disco type vibe. Hardly any filler....except all the skits at the end of tracks. Should've made them separate tracks so they can be deleted.
    Hard to rate accurately given 'Barbara Streisand' & 'Anyway' were bangers in their day but totally sick of now that the album's come out 3 years later. Would given it a 9 otherwise.
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  3. Apr 26, 2014
    8
    It's a fun electronic music album that has many influences, ranging from 70s disco, to 80s pop, to 90s dance music . It has many great beats,It's a fun electronic music album that has many influences, ranging from 70s disco, to 80s pop, to 90s dance music . It has many great beats, while the skits are a hit and miss. My favorite tracks are: "aNYway", "NRG", "Ring Me", and "Time Waits for No-One". I'll definitely be listening to them when the summer hits. Full Review »