Trouble the Water

Show Me The Body - Trouble the Water
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2022 Ratings: #487 / 795
User Score
Based on 240 ratings
2022 Ratings: #460
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Beats Per Minute
It’s impossible not to come away beaten and bruised by the undulating savagery that emits from a Show Me The Body record.
80
Distorted Sound
SHOW ME THE BODY‘s strongest tracks here are the ones that are a bit lengthier and enable their full potential to be realised, in turn making for the beefiest, most secure songs in their discography.
80
The Guardian

Shivering with tension, Trouble the Water is an exciting and urgent call to come together and kick off – at once a reflection of, and a cathartic release from, volatile times.

80
Kerrang!

Rather than being just another band to mic grab and throw down to, Trouble The Water is a considered effort, more brooding than brawling.

80
DIY
A monster of a record in all the most creative ways.
80
PopMatters
Show Me the Body’s music is livid and empowering, as confrontational and heartful as hardcore punk can be.
78
Pitchfork
On an adventurous new album, the New York hardcore band populates a swamp of chugs with weird creatures of electronica and sudden clearings of melodic, galloping punk.
70
Northern Transmissions
‘Trouble The Water’ is an intense record, one that’s confrontational, angry and searching for truth in a world full of lies.
70
Gigwise

A 50/50 split between left field songs with genuine aesthetic achievement, and hardcore traditionals ... which vary in quality and pale in comparison to the more adventurous ones.

70
Spectrum Culture
By integrating the extreme fringes of rap, Show Me the Body deepens the richness of their own music, and broaden their own community beyond their niche of New York hardcore.
50
The Needle Drop

SMTB loses some momentum on Trouble the Water.

BaddieBaphomet
80

NO NUANCE REVIEW

This shit’s nasty 😤

grnhll
84

After listening to their 2021 EP simply titled Survive, I became interested in Show Me the Body and their noisy but chaotic sound, and with Trouble the Water, they have proven once again how interesting and unique they are. Even though this kind of sound isn't new to me, SMTB creates something that I find mildly innovative, combining the raw and gut-wrenching noise rock with the intense and aggressive rhythms of post-hardcore while adding different influences from synth punk to sludge metal, ... read more

their_nickname
75

SMTB are incredibly consistent, and this may be my favorite album of ther catalog. It mixes hard-core punk with noise rock and odd electronics to create a really unique listening experience, even if it is occasionally a little hit or miss. Hard to avoid that though, when your brush strokes are this wide. This could grow on my by year's end, and I'm not ruling it out for a year end list contender. I think they have even more to offer and even more sounds to refine. You should be paying attention ... read more

AnalVape
87

This is absolutely legendary. Hardcore has no right sounding this good when it's played on a dang old banjo. Nonetheless, Show Me The Body wrecks the spot with Trouble The Water. While this album isn't perfect and its flaws may be obvious, what it does right is spectacular. It's a cohesive and relatively thematic album which just goes absolutely hard. It inspires outrageous moshing and mic grabbing and crowd surfing. This album is just so good.

There are so many good songs on here, but my ... read more

Coli24
80

While this album isn't nearly as punchy and defiant as Dog Whistle, it still has a lot of highlights and is nearly as good which the experimental production, making this a fun listen that I would actually come back to.

Great record... probably a strong 7 to a light 8.

58

SMTB loses some momentum on Trouble the Water.

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Track List

1Loose Talk
3:26
79
2Food From Plate
2:50
78
3Radiator
2:31
77
4We Came To Play
2:15
81
5War Not Beef
3:47
77
6Out Of Place
3:54
68
7Boils Up
4:00
77
8Buck 50
2:31
78
9Demeanor
2:59
76
10Using It
2:15
82
11WW4
3:41
81
12Trouble The Water
3:45
79
Total Length: 38 minutes
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Added on: September 12, 2022