Amyl & The Sniffers - Comfort to Me

Comfort to Me

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prets
40
While Comfort To Me usually stays just the right side of manic, the frenetic pace spirals slightly out of control towards the end, and the last three tracks somewhat unravel. It’s not an ideal send-off, but the album walks the fine line between chaos and control. It’s easy to slip just a little too far to one side.
MasterCrackfox
78
Like The Sniffers, sometimes you just have to keep things simple.

This thing kicks some serious ass.

Lead vocalist Amy Taylor has had a pretty notable year leading up to the groups sophomore album, being featured on England's veteran post-punkers Sleaford Mods most recent album as well as singing with Sebastian Murphy of Viagra Boys for their duet cover of John Prine. Those two features definitely got the groups name out there, and I can say that because the effect worked on me as intended. ... read more
reptilia0000
40
What a boring album

I swear there's just nothing going on here, I mean, you can say that having a female vocalist at least makes this a little more interesting, and I guess the rawness is cool? But, then, if you listen to the first song you've basically heard the whole album, after that one, it's always the same structure, same sound, same delivery, there's no variety. I mean, at least try making your album have more than just re-hashes of the same thing over and over.

I actually thought this ... read more
dearsongs
78
Never been a huge fan of traditional punk rock music but some of these songs are fun, furious and sound fresh. Hope the rest catches up with me.

Security, Hertz & Knifey for sure.
SonicDiscovery
82
I still remember seeing King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard here in LA on their first date playing live in the states and before they proceeded to blow my mind, out came a young group of punks with mullets that were ragging all throughout their set with big guitars, pounding drums and a tiny blondie frontman that seemed like the second coming of Iggy Pop than anything else. This was my introduction to Amyl and The Sniffers and from then on I went to really enjoy the mix of punk rock and garage ... read more
their_nickname
65
This is certainly the best thing in the Sniffers catalogue for sure, but unfortunately it still suffers from their main problem. Samey songs. The raucous energy is in gracious supply and the band performs well, but it performs the same song 5 times in a row at one point. I don't want to hear that punk has always done that either. TV Party doesn't sound like Rise Above and Teenagers From Mars doesn't sound like Last Caress. Still, worth listening to if you're starved for some punk flavored rock.
86
Glorious modern punk, with blistering lyrics. Not craved to hear an album played live quite so much for ages.
dustymoth
91
Blazing and scolding punk perfection!
Danko
80
I'm digging all the punk that has been flowing out the last two years, this is definitely a feel good punk rock album that I will definitely give another re-listen. It doesn't stray from having fun and the guitars really drive the album for me. A very well done record, but I will admit the exclusion of any break tracks makes this a non stop "Can we rest a little from the intensity?!?" which can be overwhelming.
Asred7dreften
78
this rocks
Daysofkelly
92
Just excellent. I've followed Amyl for a while now and been a fan (GFY and Some Mutts (can't be muzzled) being my previous favourites). But GOSH this album feels like such an amazing evolution of the band. Still so punk, so full of anger and humour and gritty guitar, but taken to the next level. It makes sense the band has literally gotten better, they toured non-stop before covid hit. But it's just, aaaah, so good. And so political without feeling like I'm being lectured at, in the way I feel ... read more
Sando
75
Raw, aggressive, whilst furiously full of talent - Comfort to Me is an impressively brash and crude garage punk record. Definitely one to check out for lovers of fast, punchy punk with a fire in its belly
nerko
65
This is another random discovery I made by checking the AOTY front page.

Amyl & The Sniffers undoubtedly have a fire within them, they are lively and passionate. Every track on here is unabashedly provocative and intense, and it is clear that the band simply had a lot of fun while making the album. However, I am disappointed by the fact that the subject matter on here isn’t exactly profound nor new. There are thousands of songs with similar subjects/themes out there that are much ... read more
freewave
100
Freakin great album! Love it. Gets things moving.
marcobrigs
80
Though at times the tracks can blend together, overall it is probably the best mainstream punk album since The Distillers' "Coral Fang". Vocalist Amy Taylor's speak-sing angry vocals really speak to the disenfranchised youth of today but also harken to an early punk era I thought was lost. Listen to: Guided by Angels, Security, Don't Fence Me In, Hertz.
lrz_vargas
80
I like this record's energy, vibe and brutality. I also enjoy its statements, a lot. Even though it may have a drop in quality by the second half, it still remains as one of the best punk rock albums of the year.
DavisFreeman
78
Pretty basic, but I really liked the high energy and unique vocals, I felt a lot of emotion and confidence radiate from this album
dringey
69
nice
goncalomirandaa
80
they remain one of the most unique groups in the current punk scene. no bullshit
thefinschise199
90
Amyl & The Sniffers continue to bring the sweaty, freaky side of Garage Punk to the mainstream with, I think, their best set of tracks yet. This is a non stop, angsty, raunchy journey of a Punk album, fueled by sex, anger, and anxiety. I DARE you you sit still listening to this. And while no, there isn’t anything wildly new or bold about anything on this album, Amy Taylor and her band of hooligans have a sound that is so damn good.

Give A Listen To: “Guided by Angels”, ... read more
Howl
72
Favorite Tracks: Guided by Angels, Hertz, Knifey
Brihongol
85
Cookie.
DalekTurret32
95
So... James Blake’s album got delayed. Guess it’s time to check the next album to come out of this super stacked release date.
I have not heard a lot of Amyl And The Sniffers besides two songs from their self-titled debut, but after hearing vocalist Amy Taylor’s contributions to Sleaford Mods’ Spare Ribs album earlier this year, as well a snippet of “Hertz”, I was curious to dive into this album. In the end, I’m glad I did.
In just 35 minutes, Amy ... read more
84
This was such a great throwback to the old punk music! so much energy! only downside is that some the songs sound pretty similiar.
Afterall i'm so glad punk music is getting great again!
adrianiturralde
80
This album live must be something beyond extraoridinary to experience.

Fav tracks:
- Capital
- No More Tears
- Maggot
- Laughing
- Snakes
- Knifey
- Freaks To The Front
- Security
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