- Rose Mountain

Screaming Females - Rose Mountain
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on 12 reviews
2015 Rank: #252 / 740
USER SCORE
74
Based on
45 ratings

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83
A.V. Club
It’s a clear continuation of the same blistering-yet-mannered rock onslaught, but the music feels like a progression—the sound of Screaming Females moving forward by looking back.
80
The Skinny

Rose Mountain is their sixth album, and it totally fucking slays.

80
NME
The abrasion and urgency of their sound remains, but magnified, as they explore new territory.
80
AllMusic

Rose Mountain sounds more like a rock album than what the group has delivered before, and in this context, that's a compliment; this is the sort of music that gives the phrase "power trio" a good name.

80
Spin
Screaming Females have not only cleared hurdles; now they're scaling mountains.
80
Exclaim!

Rose Mountain could be the album that finally brings these hardworking punkers to a wider audience after nearly a decade of existence, and it would be well deserved.

75
Consequence of Sound
This is the record where the Females escape the punk shadow that’s long threatened to typecast them.
75
Paste

Rose Mountain is less adventurous than 2012’s sprawling Ugly, but it excels in its compactness.

70
Under The Radar
It's the perfect climax to an album that threatens Sleater-Kinney's claim to 2015's indie-punk throne.
67
Pitchfork
It's hard to fault them for going clean, but it's easy to miss the happy accidents they stumbled upon when they weren't so worried about keeping within the lines.
60
Rolling Stone
The album runs like a souped-up, punked-out station wagon, high on the fumes of nostalgia.
60
NOW Magazine
Paternoster's vocals never back off. That's where the power, hooks and originality come from, but they're a little relentless.
Oct 11, 2015
85
Near perfection! I seriously dig every track. Powerful lyrics and guitar parts.
Sep 17, 2015
tinymusiccritic
81
I'm a bit conflicted about this album. Whilst on the one hand it's a super-entertaining little rock album full of terrific riffs and awesome singing (oh Marissa, how does such a big voice come out of a body so small!?), on the other it feels like Screaming Females cleaned up their sound and songwriting a bit too much. In its directness, Rose Mountain must surely win the Females some new fans, but I can see it disappointing long-standing fans of their raw brand of melodic punk-rock. Even if ... read more
Mar 14, 2015
CanIMayI
78
In their close-to-a-decade career, Screaming Females have always had a propulsive pop-adjacent sound to them (c.f. “Expire”) that provides a melodic undercurrent to their brand of throaty rock; in Rose Mountain, they embrace 4/4 regularity and generous harmony with aplomb. Suitably, as implied by the album’s title, the results are both flowery as a garden and solid as all hell.

Produced by Matt Bayles (Mastodon’s Blood Mountain, Caspian’s Waking Season), Rose ... read more
Mar 1, 2015
POPFORYOURADIO
82
good album
favorite song "triumph"
3 titles on my radio
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