- You're Not As ______ As You Think

Sorority Noise - You're Not As ______ As You Think
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on 10 reviews
2017 Rank: #95 / 437
USER SCORE
79
Based on
66 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The 405

It’s emotionally rich, and intelligent, and purposeful, and firmly cohesive; that such divergent realms of ideas not only coagulate but conduce is truly remarkable.

90
Alternative Press

It’s an album that holds nothing back. Musically, it’s nuanced but raw, explosive but restrained, matched only by the torrent of unapologetic emotion of Boucher’s subject matter.

89
Paste

YNA_AYT is without a doubt the best work of Sorority Noise’s still-nascent career, and an early frontrunner for one of the best albums of 2017. It is emotionally complex, yet full of uplifting melodies that feel designed to pull the listener — or at least Boucher — out of the dark corners of the mind.

80
Exclaim!

With an aching, plainspoken delivery, Boucher contemplates faith and mortality in the face of tragedy and mourning.

80
DIY

Where Sorority Noise really shine here is through the songs that evolve to embody their every dynamic.

80
God Is in the TV

What sits beneath is dark, complex and mesmerically beautiful; it’s almost too blissfully unique.

80
Pitchfork

Sorority Noise know brutal honesty can be uncomfortable, but they employ it so well on their latest album, a rafter-reaching emo record about the raw stages of grief and loneliness.

75
A.V. Club

It’s a pop album steeped in the traditions of post-Brand New emo and pop punk, with big, layered choruses offset by minimalist bridges, all in service of a record that’s basically a how-to guide for grief.

70
AllMusic

Tonally falling somewhere between Joy, Departed and It Kindly Stopped for Me, the album's blunt confessionalism doesn't always make for an inviting world, but is nothing if not completely honest.

46
Sputnikmusic

You’re Not As ___ As You Think feels like the conclusion to something that was never started in the first place, it hasn’t earned any of the things it takes without asking, it’s a shallow pretender desperately fumbling in the deep end, and it’s an unfortunate development for a band that used to write dumb, fun songs about girls.

Aug 16, 2017
MidlineTV
80
more like crescendo noise
Jul 20, 2017
VinylHound83
91
No Halo - 10/10
A Portrait Of - 10/10
First Letter From St. Sean - 10/10
A Better Sun - 9/10
Disappeared - 10/10
Car - 8/10
Where Are You? - 10/10
Second Letter from St. Julien - 7/10
Leave the Fan On - 7/10
New Room - 10/10

Overall Rating: 91 out of 100 = 91%

Overall Opinion: It's heartbreaking, emotional and above all else an important album. Describing the album in 1 word: HEALING.
Jul 7, 2017
MatchstickMan
85
I cry every time.
May 28, 2017
Fallendomino
88
A jarring look into the most uncomfortable of subjects...

Notable Songs: The entire album
May 18, 2017
Felindie
76
Fav Tracks: A Portrait Of, Where Are You?
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March 17, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Triple Crown / Label
Emo, Indie Rock / Genres
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Track List
  1. No Halo
  2. A Portrait Of
  3. First Letter From St. Sean
  4. A Better Sun
  5. Disappeared
  6. Car
  7. Where Are You?
  8. Second Letter from St. Julien
  9. Leave the Fan On
  10. New Room
Contributions By
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Added on: February 2, 2017