A Place To Bury Strangers - See Through You
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2022 Ratings: #188 / 330
User Score
Based on 92 ratings
2022 Ratings: #209
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

Even though A Place to Bury Strangers have been bringing the noise back to shoegaze and post-punk for years, they're still finding new forms of expression. That they can create a career peak like See Through You two decades after forming makes them all the more inspiring.

80
Loud and Quiet

See Through You is like an impressionist painting, where you have to stand back to get to the whole picture, to see past the head banging and enjoy the melodic songwriting that is at the root of the record.

80
Under The Radar

As with all five of its predecessors, See Through You is a dish best served whole, as long as one is prepared for some unexpected moments.

80
Mojo
Real-deal NYC noise-pop three-piece remain untamed.
76
Beats Per Minute

After numerous lineup changes, this album feels like Ackerman’s hitting of reset button has finally worked, and the project is continuing down the intriguing path started last year resulting in a hell of a comeback album.

72
Northern Transmissions

After an hour of ear aerobics, you leave the album with the sense that Ackerman has reached catharsis with his grievances and his hopes, and his bandmates have fully scratched the itch to make some noise, beautiful and strange as it is.

70
Uncut

It's familiar territory but there's plenty to enjoy being pummelled by here.

70
Spill Magazine

See Through You is fully stocked with post-punk basslines, jagged rhythm tracks, squalling guitars, disembodied vocals, and nonsensical lyrics, then dressed in a thick sludge of dissonant guitar gruel that are all trademarks of A Place to Bury Strangers.

70
No Ripcord

If APTBS have fallen off your radar in recent years, then this is the one worth reintroducing yourself to their work.

70
musicOMH

At times, See Through You is a painful listen, but that’s part of A Place To Bury Strangers’ attraction: never for the faint-hearted.

NTTR
65

A Place to Bury Strangers - See Through You

Genre: Noise Rock
Country: US

Final Verdict: 65% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 43th / 163

Highlight: I'm Hurt

Made me think of:
Facs
DIIV
Ringo Deathstarr

Danko
75

Swimming through a noisy sea and droning vocals sure does take a lot out of you. Yet this album kept me engaged to an extent and I enjoyed just jamming out to it. Theres nothing explosive or new but it is an improvement from the past while also just being fun

Timbo
76

This is easily the best the band has sounded in over a decade.

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Added on: November 16, 2021