Street Worms

Viagra Boys - Street Worms
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #174 / 831
User Score
Based on 202 ratings
2018 Ratings: #51
Liked by 8 people
September 28, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
YEAR0001 / Label
Post-Punk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Northern Transmissions

If Viagra Boys’ words are not enough to sum up society’s ills and the madness of human life, the music is.

80
Loud and Quiet

Following two EPs of promising if not revelatory garage-punk, Viagra Boys’ ‘Street Worms’ offers few surprises but comes armed with lashings of charisma and character.

80
God Is in the TV

Overall, Street Worms is a real triumph, with only the odd lapse into self indulgence letting in down here and there, and the mind-bogglingly dreadful band name. Other than that? It’s a corker.

80
musicOMH

These are pissed-off men playing with the tools of some of the pissed-offest men in recorded music history. But they do it with such intensity, and with such finesse, that you can’t help but get enthusiastic about them.

80
Q Magazine
Blackly comedic, this is a great debut.
75
The 405
Viagra Boys create post-punk songs in the ilk of The Men or Parquet Courts, but blues is also a distinctive vein running throughout new album Street Worms. This is infused through their ace-in-the-hole saxophone use and also Seb’s tales of woeful characters in each song– although these are not just down-on-their-luck losers, but mentally unwell societal outcasts.
74
Pitchfork

With theatrical élan, the Swedish rabble-rousers lampoon the masculine and the moneyed on songs that match parody with precision.

Plats
85
I'm sorry but Viagra Boys is too good of a name to even ignore! This album did not disappoint! The lyrics are insightful yet hilarious and the amount of charm here is admirable! Wiener Dogs are fucking everywhere (in both ways!) and greasy tennis balls will smack you in the face, followed by you quoting with pride on your face, "Basketball"!

Fav Tracks: Just Like You, Sports, Down in the Basement, Frogstrap, Shrimp Shack, Slow Learner

Least Fav Track: Worms

Score:
8.5
Exceptional
ElectricMess
75
I haven't listened to this, but holy shit best band name ever

EDIT: Yay it's solid
EmiMoment
90
viagra boys is a great band name

but GODDAMN this is the best I've heard from the YEAR0001 binge, this is like everything I want a Post-Punk record to be. It's energetic, it has engaging vocals, and the instrumentals unique for their style. All that along with their introspective lyricism makes this a record that is really worth the listen

No bad songs it just has no variation at al and it gets kinda tiring to listen to toward the end after multiple listens.

strong 9/10
braztom
84
2018-2019 has been really good for post-punk!
MasterCrackfox
78
This is a wild, humorous and chaotic debut that immediately set the group apart. I didn't expect to be as impressed by this release, but this hits all the right notes of mocking the world around it and creating a world for itself that is diverse enough from that being released elsewhere. That being said, this is reminiscent of Pissed Jeans who I imagine were a heavy influence in this groups distinct sound.

Favorite track: Sports
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Year End Lists

#11/Gaffa (Sweden)
#14/Loud and Quiet
#28/Norman Records
#57/NME

Track List

  1. Down in the Basement
  2. Slow Learner
  3. Sports
  4. Best in Show
  5. Just Like You
  6. Shrimp Shack
  7. Frogstrap
  8. Worms
  9. Amphetanarchy
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Added on: September 12, 2018