Let It Be Blue

!!! - Let It Be Blue
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Based on 5 reviews
2022 Ratings: #365 / 394
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!!! were always a ray of California sunshine piercing the paranoid gloom of their dance-punk milieu. Their ninth album shows how dashingly they’ve ripened into their vintage influences.
Spectrum Culture
A breath of fresh air from a band that used to be all fresh air, and for the first time in years, it’s genuinely exciting to see what they pull off next.

Chk Chk Chk’s identity crisis continues: Let It Be Blue is another glorious mess that could be by a different band to the one that put out Wallop in 2019.

Loud and Quiet
No doubt, it’s fun if you’re into it, but brutally exhausting if you’re not.

I’ve heard quite a bit about this band from some people on the internet. So, I jumped into this album… and Im a bit mixed on it. On one hand, tracks like “A Little Bit” and “Here’s What I Need To Know” are dance punk bangers, with some really fun vocals and production to boot! However, there’s also a pretty decently sized chunk of just not good tracks on here, with some really not good production and some really awful vocal takes and ... read more


'!!!', 'CHK CHK CHK', 'the band with the unpronounceable name' or whatever, bursts in again after a three-year absence with an heterogeneous, complex but enjoyable ninth studio album. After 20 years on the scene, many of us are still wondering why this band doesn't end up shining as expected, just like others with shorter careers.


I don’t understand the hype. This is largely-passable ‘weird dance music’ at best, and very annoying at that: a lot of the synths are pounding and the wild eclecticism is just zany, and comes off like try-harding. Elsewhere, the interpolation of R.E.M.’s “Man on the Moon” on track 7 is rubbish, none of the lyrics are very meaningful and - perhaps most importantly for a dance record - the general grooves are pretty average. Whatever its redeeming qualities, ... read more

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Track List

  1. Normal People
  2. A Little Bit (More)
  3. Storm Around the World (feat. Maria Uzor)
  4. Un Puente (feat. Angélica Garcia)
  5. Here's What I Need To Know
  6. Panama Canal (feat. Meah Pace)
  7. Man On the Moon (feat. Meah Pace)
  8. Let It Be Blue
  9. It's Grey, It's Grey (It's Grey)
  10. Crazy Talk
  11. This Is Pop 2
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Added on: February 23, 2022