AOTY 2018

Jericho Sirens

Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2018 Ratings: #28 / 706
User Score
Based on 171 ratings
2018 Ratings: #590
March 16, 2018 / Release Date
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Sub Pop / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Skinny

Jericho Sirens ... is an incredible turn, and proof to the other half-hearted post-hardcore comebacks of the last years (looking at you At the Drive-In, Refused and more) that it is possible to still be high-quality and relevant.

91
A.V. Club

Where 2004’s Audit In Progress was (relatively) restrained—Froberg wasn’t howling through every song—Jericho Sirens sounds more unstable and aggressive.

90
Exclaim!

Jericho Sirens is truly spirited rock'n'roll that hits you directly, but it's also enigmatic and increasingly rewarding the deeper you dive.

90
Drowned in Sound
Hot Snakes are firing on all cylinders like they always have, always do.
80
Northern Transmissions
There’s a vitality to the album and one that wastes no time in revving up its punk rock wares from the off. It’s 10 sinewy tracks are crammed into just over 30 minutes and it’s this kind of immediate energy that gives Hot Snake’s their incendiary appeal.
80
The Line of Best Fit

Jericho Sirens is an album that can play to both Hot Snakes’ audience and those who might have hoped for any kind of new Drive Like Jehu music with that reunion -- the Venn diagram overlap between those two demographics being almost entire. A relief then, that Hot Snakes are as dry, dented and slightly demented as ever.

80
AllMusic

Jericho Sirens is rock & roll in its purest form; angry, white-hot, and overloaded with energy. It's good to have Hot Snakes back to show the posers and fakers how to do things the right way.

80
DIY
Hot Snakes throw a hell of a rock and roll party; let’s hope the invites to the next one don’t take another fourteen years to arrive.
80
No Ripcord

Jericho Sirens has the bursting effect of a high-speed bullet that never ceases its agitated course throughout its lean thirty minutes.

77
Pitchfork
On this LP, each of Reis’ and Froberg’s revved-up riffs feels like a nasty sucker-punched elbow to the ribs, each piercing staccato guitar line a finger poking at the bruise.
75
Spectrum Culture

Jericho Sirens rushes past like a massive wave of frenzy, panic and hysteria. Froberg’s rages and rants float in and out over his and Reis’ propulsive guitars. Their rhythm section, all veterans, enables Hot Snakes to succeed at a tricky endeavor: a reunion album that betters their previous discography.

BradTasteMusic
50
oh no... someone payed off the critics again...

This always happens :(
TheBravesDH
53
If this ends up being the most well-reviewed album of the year, then the system has failed us. Everybody is nostalgic about a band that was never that special to begin with.
dearsongs
73
listen up kids!!! The fathers of this sound are back and running circles around the competition.

the album got more reviews and moved down a couple of points. I guess the conspiracy didn't pan out.
itsyahboinoah
52
This was hard at times to sit through
Emme_Strt
88
Una buena prueba del post hardcore en pleno 2018 de que se puede hacer algo buenísimo, apegado pero inovado, 92 de primera impresión
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#26/MondoSonoro

Track List

  1. I Need a Doctor
  2. Candid Cameras
  3. Why Don't It Sink In?
  4. Six Wave Hold-Down
  5. Jericho Sirens
  6. Death Camp Fantasy
  7. Having Another?
  8. Death Doula
  9. Psychoactive
  10. Death of a Sportsman
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Added on: January 18, 2018