You're Better Than This

Pile - You're Better Than This
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2015 Ratings: #173 / 771
User Score
Based on 25 ratings
2015 Ratings: #365
March 3, 2015 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

87
Paste
They may rock harder than Neutral Milk ever did, but there’s something about their sound putting them in the same category of earnest playfulness.
80
musicOMH
There’s no doubt that Pile have made a bruising record, but it’s also one that is rich with off-kilter melodies, roaring guitars and moments of variety.
80
The 405
If you're hurting, these songs can help you healthily purge.
75
Consequence of Sound

They might be the indie rock band everyone imitates in five years. You’re Better Than This is a yearning fulfilled.

74
Pitchfork

The knotty, hermetic You're Better is, above all else, a profoundly skittish record, prone to sudden outbursts and wild mood swings.

MasterCrackfox
67
A pretty fun and messy album from Pile, a band I'm really starting to get into as of recent.

Favorite track: The World is Your Motel
tinymusiccritic
82
Hi there! Are you dissatisfied with guitar music that runs through the usual verse-chorus-verse-chorus structure and features competent, tuneful singing? Well, Pile are here with the antidote. And it goes down a treat. 'You're Better Than This' is a wild ride of emotional peaks and troughs, with unpredictable dynamics and an absolute firecracker of a frontman losing his mind at the mic. It's a dark listen on the one hand, but on the other, it's sardonically funny, extremely inventive, ... read more
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Track List

  1. The World Is Your Motel
  2. Mr. Fish
  3. Tin Foil Hat
  4. Hot Breath
  5. Touched by Comfort
  6. Fuck the Police
  7. Waking up in the Morning
  8. #2 Hit Single
  9. Yellow Room
  10. Appendicitis
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