Dog Whistle

Show Me The Body - Dog Whistle
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2019 Ratings: #117 / 784
User Score
Based on 381 ratings
2019 Ratings: #249
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Northern Transmissions

Through the three piece’s pummelling amalgamation of caustic noise, violent punk and punishing rap, SMTB have solidified the angst, unease and frustration of what it is to be human in 2019.

90
The 405

As a whole, Dog Whistle reflects America’s decay with sonic brutality and an urban grit rarely experienced in the hardcore scene these days.

85
The Line of Best Fit

Show Me The Body’s fierce political maelstrom is the truest continuation of the spirit of punk of any band working with guitars today.

80
Loud and Quiet

While the production ensures the edges are somewhat smoother that doesn’t serve to extract their potent sting but simply to make it a smidgeon more digestible.

80
The Guardian

Thrashing tinnily through lo-fi garage production, they sit somewhere between At the Drive-In’s tight soapbox screeds and Death Grips’ loose, rangy sermons, and in a lineage of right-on, pissed-off US punk stretching back to Fugazi.

80
DIY

‘Dog Whistle’ is vital and forceful enough across its length to sound like life and death.

80
NME

The production is slicker, the songwriting more considered, and the statement more solidified.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

I’m exhausted by myself, but you give me life.

70
The Needle Drop

New York's Show Me The Body drops a ferocious set of banjo-backed punk ragers that are equal parts explosive and unsettling.

68
Pitchfork

The band have produced their most cohesive work to date, however one that struggles to maintain interest and energy throughout its 30-minute runtime.

85

Trying hard not to start fires and call specific people out but the last week has been a huge downer for AOTY.
People criticizing how others listen to things or trying to put rules on how many times you need to listen to something before it's okay in their eyes to rate or review it.
Too many people on here take themselves too seriously. It's incredibly pompous and toxic.
If you haven't listened to the entire album and still rate it-- that's one thing.
But saying someone is wrong for listening ... read more

PipePanic
81

I don't really have a thought on this album that hasn't been told before. It's hardhitting punk music that you NEED TO HEAR, but I don't really have a review that would properly convey that. It's an album worth checking out for it's brutal metallic and biting riffs and snarling vocals for sure, and you shouldn't miss out on it by any stretch of the imagination.

So, i'm going to talk a little bit about why i've been so inactive recently.

So, last week, I was planning on making my way over the ... read more

MiaWatterson
80

Holy coooowww this is damn cool

EthanW
60

Although rough around the edges at times, this was a pretty solid record. It flowed pretty well, and there was even a seamless transition on here. However, this album wasn't necessarily my style. Although I can respect it, hearing a whole album filled with vocals like this kinda puts me off. To give SMTB credit though, there were quite a few experimental tracks on here that helped switch things up, even though the vocals remained pretty unchanged throughout. Overall, this was decent, but not ... read more

tdbts
95

Now, that was the good shit.

Dog Whistle turns up the intensity of their debut bring elements of noise rock into the mix creating some of their heaviest material to date in songs such as Camp Orchestra, Drought, Madonna Rocket and USA Lullaby.

There's still that softer edge to them especially in the spoken word interludes, Now I Know and Arcanum, but if there's anything this album is, it's grimy as the city of mass graves it's conveying.

However, I did find some of the intros to the songs ... read more

kolinqqq
75

*shows body*

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Track List

  1. Camp Orchestra
  2. Not for Love
  3. Animal in a Dream
  4. Badge Grabber
  5. Drought
  6. Forks and Knives
  7. Now I Know
  8. Madonna Rocket
  9. Arcanum
  10. Die for the Earth to Live
  11. USA Lullaby

Year End Lists

#25/Loud and Quiet
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Added on: February 8, 2019