PUP - Morbid Stuff
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2019 Ratings: #40 / 596
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Based on 556 ratings
2019 Ratings: #77
April 5, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

At the heart of it, Morbid Stuff just still sounds like friends having fun and making catchy, cathartic punk anthems for teens and almost-adults alike — offering a brief, but much needed respite from the hell that is everyday life.

90
Sputnikmusic

Morbid Stuff takes all the messy qualities that made PUP standout in the first place – nasally vocals, scathing lyrics, amped-up guitars – and condenses them into a more vibrant experience via the lens of power-pop.

90
Gigwise

PUP will yank you in every direction and corner, yet being hit from each angle with the catchiest choruses you’ll hear all year remains constant in abundance.

86
GIGsoup

The Canadian punks return with an album that matches despair with delight, in which the group evolve into an outfit unafraid to befriend disorder. It is loud, brash and unequivocally thrilling.

85
Under The Radar

Without doubt, one of the finest records of the year so far and—more importantly—an unflinching portrayal of what it means (and what it takes) to be human in this day and age.

83
Consequence of Sound

Morbid Stuff is a bold step forward for PUP, an incredibly mature record given how filled with anger and contempt it is, containing true moments of insight.

80
Dork

Despite the heavy subject matter, it seems PUP are having more fun than ever as they pick through the bones of their own annihilation on ‘Morbid Stuff’.

80
NME

A refreshing, sarcastic antidote to fighting misery with the usual greetings card-meets-motivational poster sentiment, ‘Morbid Stuff’ secures PUP’s position at the top of the present-day punk rock pile.

80
AllMusic

Morbid Stuff reflects the steady growth all around for these fine Canadians who keep showing up with buckets of great material.

80
The Skinny

Morbid Stuff is a much more considered record than breakout sophomore LP The Dream is Over, and the band has jettisoned some of their more overtly grunge signifiers in favour of nuance and colour.

80
DIY

They may be using ‘Morbid Stuff’ to face their demons head on, but there’s a sense of reckless abandon to the whole thing that makes it entirely freeing.

80
PopMatters

Morbid Thoughts is an inspired, catchy punk album, full of punchy, soon-to-be anthems that will please old fans and hook newer ones. However, it is also something else. A brave acknowledgment that life isn't easy and sometimes the worst enemy is that inner voice, hell-bent on beating you down at every turn.

80
The Needle Drop

PUP solidifies itself as one of this decade's best pop punk acts with Morbid Stuff.

80
The 405

A raucous record celebrating living your truth- even if it is death-obsessed and anxiety ridden. But with bombastic choruses and an energy that just doesn’t quit, PUP still lets the fun they have making music shine through.

80
Spectrum Culture

The energy on Morbid Stuff is enough to power a city block, but when the music fades, you’ll be left desolated.

80
Upset

While ‘Morbid Stuff’ is dark, it couldn’t really be called brooding. Instead, PUP fill the time with gallows humour and infectious pop-punk that comes alive in a sweaty mosh pit.

80
Spill Magazine

With Morbid Stuff, PUP take a jab at all of life’s gruelling troubles in an effort to make some sense of it all and come out on the other side with a loud, energetic and volatile third album, showcasing the band’s best and darkest work.

79
Pitchfork

Morbid Stuff is 37 minutes of safe, sweaty space to process your worst feelings when a half-assed meltdown just won’t cut it.

ElectricMess
83
pop punk is good actually
laz456
65
This is much better than I expected but I don't see tons of replay value in it. Maybe it will prove me wrong and I'll raise my score but that's just what I'm thinking.
itsyahboinoah
73
This is only few of pop punk bands I can get behind.
KingKRoolisBack
89
Yeah, I’m back! Anyways, this album is just a fantastic album. It such a great throwback to pop punk bands like Green Day and Blink 182 and doesn’t actually fall on its face. This album has a great sense of humor that mature and isn’t in your face. The final song, “ city,” is a pretty epic conclusion to the album and makes make satisfied. There’s never a dull moment on this album or a track that feels like filter. There’s a feel to this album that very ... read more
TheBravesDH
79
They have to be the best active band currently making pop punk. That first verse of Scorpion Hill gotta go or they gotta get Billy Ray Cyrus to remix it though.
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Track List

  1. Morbid Stuff
  2. Kids
  3. Free at Last
  4. See You at Your Funeral
  5. Scorpion Hill
  6. Closure
  7. Bloody Mary, Kate and Ashley
  8. Sibling Rivalry
  9. Full Blown Meltdown
  10. Bare Hands
  11. City
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Added on: January 11, 2019