Endless Scroll

Bodega - Endless Scroll
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2018 Ratings: #329 / 735
User Score
Based on 86 ratings
2018 Ratings: #355
July 6, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
DIY
Streamlined and minimal but bursting with intelligence, humour and ideas, BODEGA are the real deal.
80
The Skinny
Named after their city’s equivalent of a corner shop, it’s fitting BODEGA’s debut has all over the essentials covered; wry wit, shrewd observations and a vision of art rock’s finest punk party. Like, listen, like, like.
80
Dork
The album was recorded and produced by Austin Brown from Parquet Courts and although the influence and comparisons are clear to see, what Bodega have created is something that feels altogether both familiar and current at the same time. ‘Endless Scroll’ is a record filled with potential and a perfect snapshot of what’s still to come.
80
Clash
‘Endless Scroll’ is 14 snappy, spirited and occasionally incantatory songs. The Parquet Courts comparisons are ineluctable - it was recorded with Austin Brown on the tape machine used for ‘Light Up Gold’, after all - but Bodega can easily stand up on their own on the strength of this.
80
The Independent
It’s a fantastic debut from one of the most exciting new bands around.
80
Northern Transmissions
Thankfully the NYC five piece have side-stepped pastiche for self-mocking social commentary, all played out to the sound of a wiry-post-punk-funk-garage-rock barrel of laughs.
80
AllMusic

Bodega aren't doing anything new or unusual, as the easy-to-grasp reference points make clear, but they make it all sound factory-fresh and super-fun -- and because of those two factors, fans of any of the bands mentioned above will likely find Endless Scroll quite worth checking out.

80
The Observer
Like an LCD Soundsystem that never went clubbing, or a Parquet Courts whose eyebrows arch vertiginously high, this debut finds Bodega veering between satire and indignation.
70
Under The Radar
With the attitude of early Devo and a sound that can arguably be described as a convergence of The B-52's on steroids and early Talking Heads on acid, it is not the most groundbreaking sound musically but certainly innovative in approach and original in delivery and presentation.
69
GIGsoup

Unwisely surrounding the record with so many uncool things, Endless Scroll runs the risk of sounding uncool before you even turn it on. But Endless Scroll rewards the adventurous listener.

67
A.V. Club

Debut album Endless Scroll is an enjoyable but occasionally generic combination of carnival-barker speak-sing and new-wave post-punk influences.

60
The Guardian

Endless Scroll is wry and funny, not downbeat.

60
PopMatters

Endless Scroll is merely a kinda-good album doomed to get lost in the content thickets.

zachthesnack
37
The most boring art punk release I have ever heard.

Favs:Bodega Birth, Warhol
CheapandLethal
75
Decent
Rob_StA
80
Top Tracks:
How Did This Happen?!
Gyrate
Plats
57
(Original Score: 8.2)

Okay. To be honest, every time I listen to these songs, I get more and more irritated by how samey and repetitive they are. This record isn’t bad, the lyrics are great and the instrumentation’s fine. But it just grows very, VERY stale after a while.

Fav Tracks: How Did This Happen?!, Can’t Knock the Hustle, I Am Not a Cinephile, Gyrate, Charlie, Boxes for the Move, Jack in Titanic, Williamsburg Bridge

Least Fav Track: Bookmarks

Score:
5.7
Okay
88
Several really good songs on this one. I’m really like jack in titanic. Boxes for the move and gyrate a lot
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Track List

  1. How Did This Happen?!
  2. Bodega Birth
  3. Name Escape
  4. Boxes for the Move
  5. I Am Not a Cinephile
  6. Can't Knock the Hustle
  7. Gyrate
  8. Jack in Titanic
  9. Margot
  10. Bookmarks
  11. Warhol
  12. Charlie
  13. Williamsburg Bridge
  14. Truth Is Not Punishment
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