High Risk Behaviour

The Chats - High Risk Behaviour
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2020 Ratings: #162 / 794
User Score
Based on 174 ratings
2020 Ratings: #627
Liked by 7 people
March 27, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Bargain Bin / Label
Garage Punk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

72
For all its juvenile humour, simplistic instrumentation and in-your-face delivery, there is a surprisingly intelligent album in The Chats debut album High Risk Behaviour. This intelligence certainly doesn't come from the instrumentals mind you, which are pretty one-noted and recycled throughout (though a case can be made for the fact that it is meant to be like that). No, for me the fun comes with this LP's crass and surprisingly satirical presentation of some of the seedier aspects of ... read more
currentjoyys
63
FAVORITE TRACK: Do What I Want

LEAST LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Stinker

This album confused me a lot because it was and continues to get rave reviews from critics but not one person I know had heard of this record. Which is weird because this is the genre of music I usually follow closely so when a release is doing this good, it's usually hard to miss it. So I decided to go into this completely blind only knowing that critics loved this thing.

High Risk Behavior is a punk record and the first ... read more
snowman
40
This is like rocks equivalent of mumble rap: exciting, fun, short, repetitive and sometimes lacking substance.
Essentially, The Chats give us 14 brief delinquent vignettes going off about their debauchery. The instrumentals and structure are pretty much the same barring guitar solos here and there (which are actually quality stuff). The lyrics show signs of satire and you will get a good laugh out of some of them. I really enjoyed the vocalists energy.
Doofy
24
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zeltyy
65
"You can't call me a racist, I discriminate them all the same!"

The Chats harness the Australian culture and utilize it beautifully in their punk anthems that would make any citizen proud. However sonically it's just too one-noted, and for that reason any prolonged enjoyment is just not there. However listening to the amazing lyrics that are so beautifully relatable puts a smile in my face and makes me proud to be Australian. If you're Australian no doubt you'd enjoy this, however if ... read more
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Track List

  1. Stinker
  2. Drunk N Disorderly
  3. The Clap
  4. Identity Theft
  5. The Kids Need Guns
  6. Dine N Dash
  7. Keep The Grubs Out
  8. Pub Feed
  9. Ross River
  10. Heatstroke
  11. Billy Backwash's Day
  12. 4573
  13. Do What I Want
  14. Better Than You
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Added on: February 7, 2020