Sports Team - Gulp!
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2022 Ratings: #560 / 615
User Score
Based on 48 ratings
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Independent
After their unpredictable debut in 2020, Sports Team return with a second album that broadens the remit even further.
90
Northern Transmissions
This album consists of music that can make the listener feel alive. Whoever plugs in and presses play will get the need to cut a rug or at least bob their head a bit and tap one of their feet.
80
NME
The indie band's second does away with coming-of-age determination and explores the anxiety of what comes next.
80
Dork
While not quite up there with previous job-swap ‘Long Hot Summer’ from their debut, it’s a perfect closer for an album that refuses to cater to critics and cynics.
70
DIY
A heft of new ammo for pint-flinging, moshpitting chaos on the dancefloor.
70
AllMusic

While lyrically bleak, Gulp! delivers its pessimism with fist-pumping enthusiasm for the most part, at least until the meditative, Kinks-evoking closer "Light Industry" emphasizes life's repetition on the album's one true outlier, like a final wink and a nod.

60
The Telegraph

Unfortunately, this time around, the lyrics tend to be too opaque to pack quite the same punch ... That said, there are plenty of songs sure to please diehard Sports Team fans.

50
Paste
The British post-punk group sound tired on their short, occasionally baffling sophomore album.
40
Evening Standard
Yard Act are sharper, Wet Leg have better tunes – where does this lot fit?
30
Gigwise

Sports Team, and by extension Gulp!, do not know what they want to be, so just settle for the bare minimum and go along with the confidence that it’s enough to fill an album (and career).

TheCarioca
76

The Game - 4/5
Dig! - 4/5
The Drop - 4/5
Cool It Kid - 4/5
Unstuck - 4/5
R Entertainment - 3/5
Kool Aid - 3/5
Getting Better - 4/5
Fingers - 5/5 ❤
Light Industry - 3/5

Malneezy
80

A pretty great indie rock album by Sports Team. I love the loud abrasive distortion feel that goes throughout the album. It's a pretty fun album with some pretty decent lyrics. Overall a pretty great album and would definitely come back to again.

Favorites: The Game, Dig!, The Drop, Cool It Kid, R Entertainment, Kool Aid, Getting Better, Light Industry

Least Favorites: Unstuck, Fingers (Taken Off)

80

Favourites:
The Game, Dig! , The Drop, Cool It Kid, R Entertainment, Kool Aid, Getting Better

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Track List

1The Game
2:50
85
2Dig!
2:41
78
3The Drop
2:58
90
4Cool It Kid
3:30
90
5Unstuck
3:45
80
6R Entertainment
3:08
80
7Kool Aid
3:03
75
8Getting Better
4:13
80
9Fingers (Taken Off)
2:55
70
10Light Industry
4:35
83
Total Length: 33 minutes
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Added on: April 1, 2022