Tropical Fuck Storm - Deep States
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #357 / 519
User Score
Based on 150 ratings
2021 Ratings: #263
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Sputnikmusic

Deep States avoids stuffy intellectualism or political buzz words in its approximation of modern woe, and becomes an engrossing distillation of just how fucking bizarre the world is as a result.

80
Classic Rock

Even if their calculated brand of mullet-haired kitchen-sink amateurism occasionally feels like unshaven drunken shambling, TFS are consistently inventive, thrillingly unpredictable and steeped in deadpan Australian humour.

80
Kerrang!

You may well get to the end of Deep States unsure what you’ve just been subjected to; you may also discover that this is no barrier to wanting to experience it all again and again.

80
AllMusic

For those on board with the group's flagrant disregard for conventional songwriting, Deep States is willing to descend even further down the rabbit hole, with the band offering a good time despite all the twists and turns.

80
The Sydney Morning Herald
It’s a Pynchon-esque whirlpool, the band sucked into a state of apathy and mayhem – but at least they make it sound fun.
75
Beats Per Minute

With Deep States, Tropical Fuck Storm have made one of the grimmest records of the pandemic era.

60
DIY

‘Deep States’ provides, perhaps unsurprisingly, a difficult listen at times, weighed down as it is by its overwhelming lyrical bluster. 

30
The Line of Best Fit

Nothing about Deep States feels authentically trippy, authentically dark or authentically weird. Near-on every element feels both forced and misguided, be it the performances, songwriting or the production.

Roystor
81
I have never heard of this band before and I must say that I'm pleasantly surprised!. I'll have to check out their discography as soon as possible.
JayCrackers
74
Although, Tropical Fuck Sotrm's 3rd studio album, Depp State, is easily their weakest so far with the record not being as focused and impactful as their debut and feeling a bit more over the place, with different sounds and the experimentation not always hitting the nail on the head, the record is still fun in its own right, with many interesting ideas keeping the noisy sound and adding a very dark undertone layer is something amazing on paper a shame that the execution isn't as strong as A ... read more
SonicDiscovery
74
Australian super-group Tropical Fuck Storm have always intrigued me through their colorful and creative looking album covers, yet still their music seems to escape me, but that now ends with their newest release Deep States. As the title suggest, a majority of these lyrics deal with characters that revolve their lives around having distrust for the government and getting rapped up in conspiracy theories and the chaotic music surrounding them matches the tone perfectly. Frontman Gareth Liddiard ... read more
R1v3r__
80
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marmaladejacket
100
The album Braindrops from 2019 was my kinda shit. I almost gave it a 10 outta 10 but it was missing that certain X factor for me. This new album has that factor; brutally topical, with arguably even noisier instrumentation and production, while still retaining that melodic edge. It just works, and everything about this record feels composed in such a way that sets it apart from TFS's previous works. The writing is just as vicious, blunt yet pointed, with an increasingly relatable edge; the ... read more
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Added on: June 23, 2021