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  • Summary: The eighth full-length release for the New York City-based dance-punk band features a guest appearance from Meah Pace.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
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  1. 85
    Wallop is so confident in its ecclecticism, but it really impresses when the more simplistic, unpretentious urge to move hips and raise hands takes the fore. As always, an absolute pleasure to spend some time locked in with these brilliant oddballs.
  2. Sep 5, 2019
    By darkening the edges of their sound the band look beyond the dance floor to the streets outside, all while maintaining their characteristic flair for a huge, groove-laden tune. The peaks are some of their most pointedly thrilling to date, and even the less immediate tracks gradually reveal subtle new shades. The result is one of the band's most consistently interesting and cohesive albums to date.
  3. Sep 9, 2019
    The ’90s were a decade very much in its feelings, and the best parts of Wallop are its most emotional.
  4. Aug 30, 2019
    They’ve still yet to find that album that feels complete. While their eighth album, Wallop, isn’t quite it, it’s the closest they’ve been for quite a while.
  5. Mojo
    Aug 30, 2019
    An ass-shaking blend of disco, house, '80s pop with apparent self-awareness. [Oct 2019, p.92]
  6. It’s the ‘meh’ shruggable moments of filler around them that dog the consistency of ‘Wallop’. There’s not the high-octane fuel or direction to take the record to the heights that it so constantly teases.
  7. Sep 3, 2019
    The band have never made music that's sounded so modern and disconcertingly eager to please. It's a sea change that's hard to swallow, and despite the presence of some decent tracks, Wallop is the band's weakest album to date.

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  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Aug 31, 2019
    I personally am not a fan of this album at all. Oh well maybe one day she will make a better one.
  2. Sep 1, 2019
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Negative album
    Al the tracks are so boring