Street Worms

Viagra Boys - Street Worms
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #176 / 850
User Score
Based on 253 ratings
2018 Ratings: #72
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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.

halbery
75
Just go look at my review of Welfare Jazz, honestly. This album is just that album but a little less good. Still enjoyable though!
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/halbery/album/290508-welfare-jazz/

Least Fav Tracks: Frogstrap; Just Like you
Fav Tracks: Down in the Basement; Worms; Sports; Slow Learner
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

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8.5
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#198 of Fantano's Top 200 of the Decade

WARNING: DO NOT GO TO 1:20 ON THE TRACK FROGSTRAP 😬

Didn't expect to see this one turn up on the list, but I'm not really complaining because it most certainly deserves the recognition. Comparatively to Welfare Jazz (their most recent effort), Street Worms is much more in the vein of typical Post-Punk endeavors, though it's still far from what one would expect from the genre. The jazz undertones that permeate this album give it a lot of character and ... read more
ElectricMess
NR
I haven't listened to this, but holy shit best band name ever

EDIT: Yay it's solid
MarkAnMan
70
Just knowing their name, you come to the realization that Viagra Boys are essentially a joke, but a very eloquent and expertly delivered one for sure.

These swedish old-school punks are self aware of their ridiculous image, and they're not ashamed of it. They play songs about weiner dogs, spy frogs, kinky fetishes involving goats and alien dogs, but they play them with such confidency, charisma and a fake sense of agression plus lush and refined musical expertise that they manage to transcend ... read more
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Added on: September 12, 2018