Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. Self-production is no small feat, but with years of experience, they made an impeccable sounding record.
  2. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 18, 2014
    80
    It's the spikes, barbs, caterwauls and tantrums that define The Muffs, set them apart, and make Whoop Dee Doo as essential an album as any you'll hear all year. [Aug 2014, p. 208]
  3. Kerrang!
    Dec 17, 2014
    80
    Atop these intoxicatingly addictive gems are the vocals of bandleader Kim Shattuck. [6 Sep 2014, p.54]
  4. Mojo
    Nov 7, 2014
    80
    It's knowingly throwaway exhilaration all the way. [Nov 2014, p.95]
  5. Jul 29, 2014
    80
    Muffs fans, then, are the ultimate winners here, as it sounds like Shattuck & Co. are having the collective time of their life.
  6. Jul 25, 2014
    80
    Whoop Dee Doo is the Muffs playing near the top of their game.
  7. Jul 28, 2014
    75
    Shattuck doesn't often telegraph the resemblance, and the band's growl-and-bash obscures it, but if you're listening for Beatles-of-'65 nods, they're all over Whoop Dee Doo.
  8. 75
    We are treated to a collection of refreshingly care-free and up-tempo punk; well-crafted and not at all pretentious.
  9. 75
    Whoop Dee Doo is a statement of consistency. It might be more of the same, but if they’re not pushing their sound forward, they aren’t losing pace.
  10. 70
    Equal parts The Runaways and Weezer, but still going, and still good.
  11. Jul 25, 2014
    70
    If the Muffs were a drink they'd be cream soda, and while I'd typically prefer it spiked, that would be contrary to the point; the band's aim is to deliver a simple, somewhat fizzy sound marked by prominent vocal melodies and choppy yet clean chords.
  12. Q Magazine
    Sep 3, 2014
    60
    Mixing pleasingly unevolved Ramones-y bangarounds and more reflective punk-pop, the therapeutic lyrics teem with unidentified protagonists having or inflicting a hard time. [Oct 2014, p.115]
  13. Jul 29, 2014
    60
    It’s hard to imagine that Whoop Dee Doo will draw a fresh audience to the band, but fans of The Muffs should be pleasantly surprised at how solid this album is.
  14. Jul 28, 2014
    50
    All too often the album lacks the requisite light and shade to make for a consistently enjoyable listen.

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