Endless Scroll
Bodega - Endless Scroll
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2018 Ratings: #174 / 464
User Score
Based on 54 ratings
2018 Ratings: #91
July 6, 2018 / Release Date
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Art Punk / Genres
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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.

Jul 7, 2018
zachthesnack
56
The most boring art punk release I have ever heard.

Favs:Bodega Birth, Warhol
Jul 19, 2018
qd
97
SOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOD
Jul 18, 2018
SacredExile
80
Channeling the modern man’s neurosis of Talking Heads “Once In A Lifetime”, the re-branded BODEGA deliver their product: cynical, observational, anti-consumerist pop-culture pop-punk conveyed with an authoritative voice of the never wrong youth. “How Did This Happen?” drives with their signature sonic course of plodding drums, chugging electric guitars, and distorted bass lines.

This is the band simply performing, captured on tape by Parquet Court’s Austin ... read more
Jul 15, 2018
Br
81
let the punk renaissance continue!
Jul 10, 2018
dijkvanruben
82
Bodega is walking a tricky tightrope, for the influences and parallels with other bands in the genre are o so evident on their debut record -- yet the Brooklynites maintain their balance and in an admirable fashion.
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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
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, andrii


Added on: May 2, 2018