Get Up Sequences Part One

The Go! Team - Get Up Sequences Part One
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2021 Ratings: #584 / 660
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Based on 111 ratings
2021 Ratings: #357
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Slant Magazine

The English six-piece band’s densely detailed plunderphonics sound, reassuring lyrics, and catchy melodies are a tribute to the ways that music can inspire radical change, insisting with unflagging vivaciousness that positive outcomes aren’t just possible but inevitable.


No surprises, no alterations, no problem. It's reassuringly great music made by a group who know exactly what they are doing and aren't afraid to keep doing it and doing it well.


Get Up Sequences... is an unyieldingly upbeat, sonically sunny collection of dayglo melodies and clap-along Northern Soul beats.


Get Up Sequences Part One often feels like a time capsule from the band's earlier days. The sound is a lot more hi-fi, and there's a bit more shoegaze and hip-hop this time around, but the general blueprint is the same.


Balance aside, ‘Get Up Sequences Part One’ sees the band doing what they do best, wading into an often cynical world filled with apathy and melodrama and detonating a glitter bomb - and you’ve always gotta love them for that.


Indie aesthetics have changed considerably in the past two decades, but the UK group is still throwing block parties for a utopia where time and genre collapse.


Get Up Sequences Part One is a brightly coloured whirligig of clattering break-beats, chipper flute motifs and hyperactive guest spots.


It’s hard to find a unifying meaning beyond the beautiful noise or any indication, really, of what a band that’s cut‘n’spliced a plethora of sounds and genre has left to say or do.

The Independent

There are times you’d hope for some reprieve from the hyperactivity, but for fans of The Go! Team, Get Up Sequences Part One won’t disappoint. It’s more of what the band do best.


While its inconsistencies might betray the circumstances of its creation, it’s comforting to know that The Go! Team’s defiant experimentalism remains undiminished.

Kinda cute and all, even if they are keeping up the same sound for all these years now (and why not). Not sure if they will ever hit me like when I first heard "Junior Kickstart" though.
I havent heard a single Go Team record in my life,

This is one of the coolest blends of sounds Ive heard in awhile. The sounds of 80s hip hop, indie pop, electronic and more just fuse so perfectly on this album. Its such a fun, vibrant album, so catchy as well. Not much to say other than that, I had a blast jamming this.
Production is incredible and its just so fucking fun. I couldn't stop smiling
Mid 8/10
Get Up Sequences Part One brings in a low quality production that shows inspirations from pop music from the 60s but with some electronic elements. “Let the Seasons Work '' introduces beautiful group vocals and a shoegaze guitar riff in the background. “Cookie Team” contains rapping over a flute sound that gives the track a lot of character. “A Memo for Maceo” is fast with only instrumentals. Towards the middle of the album there were a few tracks that ... read more
The Go! Team - Get Up Sequences Part One

Genre: Indie Pop
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 51% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 541th / 567

Highlight: Cookie Scene

Made me think of:
Los Campesinos!
Clap your Hands say Yeah
The Polyphonic Spree
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Added on: March 18, 2021