This Place Sucks Ass

PUP - This Place Sucks Ass
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
User Score
Based on 189 ratings
2020 Ratings: #323
Liked by 13 people
October 23, 2020 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Northern Transmissions
2020 most definitely sucks ass but PUP’s new EP doesn’t – at least that’s a good thing to take from this clusterfuck of a year.
78
Paste
The 17-minute release compresses the Toronto punk band’s infectious feel-bad energy into 5 new ragers and one cover.
77
Pitchfork
If you can rise to your feet and declare proudly that this place sucks ass, you’ve taken the first step toward creating a place that sucks less ass.
75
Under The Radar

PUP’s odds-and-ends can easily stand with the best of what pop punk has to offer and there’s been no better year for this sort of nihilistic, neurotic punk.

74
Beats Per Minute

This EP is a fine stopgap between Morbid Stuff and their next full-length; nothing more, nothing less.

70
DIY
It feels like there’s never been a better time for a fresh injection of the Toronto punks’ spirit.
70
The Line of Best Fit

This Place Sucks Ass is both uplifting and cathartic, reminding us that however shit things might get, we are all going through this together, and even though this place might well suck ass, one things for certain in that PUP absolutely do not.

70
Spectrum Culture
The EP refuses to read as a naive “we’re gonna get through this just fine” narrative, but instead is painfully truthful.
60
Kerrang!

That’s what this record really is; a reminder of how fun music can be. Sure, it’s not as joyous as Morbid Stuff, but for a stopgap to keep fans going in these bewildering times, it does the job nicely.

JacksonLerner
72
'this place sucks ass' is recklessly driven, and it’s a blast. the music seems simple, yet it proves to be quite complex by "Edmonton". also, “floodgates” is a banger.
currentjoyys
90
FAVORITE TRACKS: Nothing Changes, Anaphylaxis

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Edmonton

You know what? This place DOES suck ass.

PUP's new EP feels like an outtake of tracks meant to be on Morbid Stuff. This Place Sucks Ass features six fast paced, anger-fueled anthems. The guitar on songs like Rot, Anaphylaxis, Edmonton and A.M. 180 are electric and fun. The vocals are whiny and mad in usual PUP fashion but it works great. I think Rot may have my favorite vocals from PUP to date. Floodgates sounds ... read more
Getoutdakitchen
78
PUP continue to be one of the only groups that can pull off pop punk with a lot of creativity, energy and charisma on their new EP titled "This Place Sucks Ass".
thiefofprose
75
PUP is the best pop punk band.

Rot is a banger.
PASS_THE_AUX
80
Pup continues to be THE pop punk band. There isn't much else to admire in that scene anymore these days but they're keeping it alive with this energetic, relatable, charismatic music. I am further impressed with their willingness to try a few different things with one of the biggest examples being A.M. 180 which doesn't sound much like other things the band have already done. All that being said, I don't know that I'm going to return to every track and it is a small step down from Morbid Stuff. ... read more
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Added on: September 17, 2020