Side Effects

White Denim - Side Effects
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2019 Ratings: #166 / 198
User Score
Based on 39 ratings
2019 Ratings: #149
March 29, 2019 / Release Date
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City Slang / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
PopMatters

On Side Effects, Austin's White Denim continue to mine an odd combination of retro styles to create a record that is wildly and refreshingly unpredictable.

80
Drowned in Sound

Side Effects is playful and experimental while paying tribute to the band’s live shows and their own history.

80
AllMusic

Essentially, Side Effects showcases White Denim's knack for making '60s- and '70s-style psychedelic garage rock that feels authentic but retains the modern punk energy that made their early albums so engaging.

70
Exclaim!

Side Effects may be a perfect introduction to the unfamiliar listener: a loose combination of the many styles and affectations White Denim have to offer, all wrapped up in a tight 30 minutes.

65
The Line of Best Fit

Side Effects is enjoyable, with inspired moments and a consistently danceable feel ... Sometimes, though, it lacks the drive that reveals itself in the sparkliest songs.

60
Loud and Quiet

Ultimately ... ‘Side Effects’ lacks cohesion as a result of the sheer number of ideas jammed into it.

60
musicOMH

This is an absolute delight for a fan, but hard to recommend for anyone else.

60
The Observer

White Denim have evolved into something of a left-field institution, pumping out wired guitar music that oscillates between exhilarating math-rock and machine funk boogie.

50
Clash

‘Side Effects’ feels more like a collection of demos than a coherent album.

EdFruscley
85
Well I have been waiting for this since January, but I was afraid that the short time since their last album and this one make this album underrated, maybe for the critic it is. I thought that I wouldn't see the differences between both but Side effects has an independent soul, a new sound more electronic, more experimental, samples and little arrangements that make it a fresh and very enjoyable album. White denim is a very trustrly band
usedtobe
79
This is much better than the last year's release.
KaiBird
84
Critics got this one wrong
msullivan01
80
not my favorite release by them, but that being said White Denim are still killing the game.
DalekTurret32
95
Small Talk (Feeling Control) [94]
Hallelujah Strike Gold [89]
Shanalala [97]
NY Money [100]
Out of Doors [84] (-)
Reversed Mirror [102]
So Emotional [97]
Head Spinning [102] (+)
Introduce Me [86]
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Track List

  1. Small Talk (Feeling Control)
  2. Hallelujah Strike Gold
  3. Shanalala
  4. NY Money
  5. Out of Doors
  6. Reversed Mirror
  7. So Emotional
  8. Head Spinning
  9. Introduce Me
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Added on: February 9, 2019