Viagra Boys - Cave World
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2022 Ratings: #71 / 493
User Score
Based on 909 ratings
2022 Ratings: #23
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Needle Drop
Everything that made V-Boys a special force in post-punk cranked up to 11.
90
Gigwise

Simply put, Cave World is a brilliantly fun album and the perfect soundtrack to a world coming out of massive two year hangover. It’s a record that will surely see Viagra Boys take their growing status to fully-deserved new levels.

90
musicOMH
Clever but debauched, silly but serious, this is the best album of their career thus far.
90
No Ripcord
The band has fully de-evolved, urging for a primal response that, more than its sneering metaphors, never feels gratuitously nihilistic. Theirs is the messy, imperfect plea we could use right about now.
90
The Line of Best Fit

Cave World, their third, is by some measure their most adventurous.

88
Northern Transmissions

Cave World is Viagra Boys’ best album yet. Welfare Jazz felt like a conscious attempt to push their own boundaries, and thus thus, its experiments stuck out like sore thumbs.

80
Kerrang!

That all of this strangeness is carried aloft on a smorgasbord of varying musical styles makes Cave World all the more alluring.

80
DIY
Akin to dipping your whole body in murky, warm sea water.
80
Dork
On ‘Cave World’, they’ve perfectly balanced these three aspects and made their best work to date. The shareholders at Shrimptech Enterprises will be delighted.
80
NME

The Swedish punks lift up the rock that is humanity to shed light on what lurks beneath.

80
Exclaim!

For a band that, on the surface, don't seem to take themselves or their music overly seriously, Cave World is thoroughly conceived and smartly realized.

80
Clash
‘Cave World’ sees them bounce back with another grandiose LP just a year after their last – true miracle workers.
80
The Arts Desk
Swedish retro-futurist punks fire out another tasty set of tough, goofy stompers.
80
The Skinny

Viagra Boys are still copping from the William S. Burroughs playbook when it comes to surrealism and degenerates, but there's a confidence and heft throughout Cave World that keeps it sounding fresh.

80
Loud and Quiet

To draw an album-long metaphor for their bogus mindset that both points and laughs and their ignorance and offers some degree of oversight into how we might always have been destined to arrive at this point, well that is more than you might expect from a band like Viagra Boys at first glance.

76
Sputnikmusic

It’s nowhere near the band’s best tunes, but it’s dumb fun. That is what makes Cave World enjoyable though. It goes from caustically smart presented social observations to absurd, childish rants, while keeping you dancing.

75
Spectrum Culture
An absolutely dynamite record that does a remarkable job of combining heady concepts into something scuzzy-sounding, giving us a glimpse into the kaleidoscopic worlds of the modern shithead.
70
RIOT

Viagra Boys present themselves as the mocking voyeurs of our nut-job, hyper-sensitive society without much intellectual consideration alongside it.

62
Pitchfork

Satirizing the mindset of the alt-right internet troll requires more gravitas than these Swedish punks can pull off consistently. But what Cave World lacks in bite, it tends to make up for in groove.

CLJesse
89

Beats for a baby to rob you to

ASh1nyGiratina
86

Return to Monke SOTY unironically.

BradTasteMusic
79

First time listening to Viagra Boys in a full album. Cave World is an extremely witty album that feels consistent, absurd, and really fun.

It feels similar to the other stuff I have heard from them in pieces, but all put together into a clever concept. A really solid project.

MAN
75

"Cave World" is without a single doubt Viagra Boys' best album so far in their short but dense career! Post-punk music has evolved in the short span of years that it has been popular and to make really good music that involves this genre you really need to evolve and create something unique! Viagra Boys are one of those bands that kept theirselves relevant by making "dance-punk" music, something that feels absurd and weird but that actually works really really well! Plus, ... read more

dreki
50

humor is personal, obviously, but i prefer my satire a bit better balanced and timed, and a bit less copypasted from twitter

L1L1thy
73

não tanto minha vibe mas bem maneiro ainda assim

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Track List

1Baby Criminal
4:39
86
2Cave Hole
0:39
71
3Troglodyte
3:19
87
4Punk Rock Loser
3:57
79
5Creepy Crawlers
3:09
78
6The Cognitive Trade - Off Hypothesis
3:55
79
7Globe Earth
0:41
71
8Ain’t No Thief
3:59
86
9Big Boy
5:30
73
10ADD
3:37
73
11Human Error
0:29
70
12Return to Monke
6:28
89
Total Length: 40 minutes
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Added on: April 20, 2022