Eraser Stargazer

Guerilla Toss - Eraser Stargazer
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2016 Ratings: #716 / 760
User Score
Based on 16 ratings
March 4, 2016 / Release Date
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DFA / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
Drowned in Sound

Eraser Stargazer is the first time Guerilla Toss have been able to capture on tape their high energy mix of anarchic rock, their anything-goes scraping of strings and keys, those pounding rhythms, and that joyously smiling sort of youthful fury. In short, it’s the first time they sound essential.

70
AllMusic

While enlightenment through disorientation might not be everyone's moment of Zen, Eraser Stargazer suggests that Guerilla Toss is an acquired taste more listeners could develop.

69
Pitchfork

On Eraser Stargazer, Guerilla Toss suggests funkiness without channeling the grody and ultra-masculine energy that seems forever sewn to punk-funk. Not exactly an easy thing to do.

67
Consequence of Sound
More than ever, Guerilla Toss ... employ brutally hard lefts into obvious synergy.
60
PopMatters

Guerilla Toss is headed in the right direction with Eraser Stargazer, but the band could sometimes stand to remember that they can make us dance and scratch our heads at the same time. They don’t have to sacrifice one for the other.

60
NOW Magazine

Eraser Stargazer is full of ideas, a lot of them half-baked. But for the band, it's a courageous, wholehearted lunge into a more danceable form of convulsive mayhem, and into more elliptical and impressionistic narratives.

40
Loud and Quiet

If you’re a fan of Boston party band Guerilla Toss and what they do, you’re probably going to dive right into this fizzing, unhinged pool of energy and chutzpah and never want to come out. But approach it as a neutral, and it’s far harder to love. Or even figure out what’s going on half the time.

chairycherry
NR
This is not taking anything away from the album, but when I first heard this, I legit nearly vomited; I don't think this album is THAT nauseous, this is not a special occasion, I get nauseated easily, and it was the morning, I was tired, but that's a bad first impression to say the least. This is wacky sure, but it just doesn't work most of the time, and it's pretty forgettable. Quite often, the vocals are delivered in a spoken-word style over the production, which with this production, it ... read more
siberianbreaks
40
Eraser Stargazer is clearly made to be one of those acidic, ugly beasts that are only made to be enjoyed moshing in a sweaty, live setting while heavily fucked up on whatever substance you're able to get your hands on. In any other situation, the high energy produced on this album is mostly uninteresting to listen to thanks to the nonexistent songwriting, unmemorable instrumentals, and the extremely annoying and sometimes unnecessary vocals provided by singer, Kassie Carlson. With the amount of ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#75/Earbuddy
#80/Crack Magazine

Track List

  1. Multibeast TV
  2. Diamond Girls
  3. Grass Shack
  4. Color Picture
  5. Eraser Stargazer Forever
  6. Perfume
  7. Big Brick
  8. Doll Face on the Calico Highway
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