THR!!!ER

!!! - THR!!!ER
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2013 Ratings: #471 / 953
User Score
Based on 44 ratings
2013 Ratings: #279
April 30, 2013 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

The new looseness that runs through the grooves, the variety the additional voices bring, the very strong songs, and Eno' perfect production all add up as the album plays, and as a result, Thr!!!ler ranks as the band's best work to date.

80
PopMatters

Goofy and smart in all the right ways, !!! has crafted a record that just puts a big, gaping smile on one’s face and feet a’ shufflin’.

80
No Ripcord

Bottom line, this is a fun, solid output from !!!; a highly enjoyable trip with full cohesion, no true blunders, and at least three standouts on an album with only nine tracks.

75
A.V. Club

Mostly it’s a passable dance hybrid climbing out of the underground and inching toward the mainstream, one wink at a time.

72
Paste

It’s a monster of a dance-punk record, and a fine addition to the !!! canon.

70
DIY

It’s an album which sees the band taking new sounds and crafting songs in new ways. But this tightness and restraint is sometimes to the detriment of the songs. 

65
Under The Radar

Rather than opting for an exhilarating sonic adventure, Thr!!!er defaults on ass-slapping, mindless tunes. While the results are at times scintillating, it often feels like a thriller without quite enough killer. 

60
Drowned in Sound

The strongest moments on here are those which are most confident to leap into uncharted waters, as well as those which are equally confident to draw on established strengths.

60
musicOMH

THR!!!ER has plenty of moments that live up to its self-hyped billing, but it’s the love of the gimmick, that old friend Shtick Shtick Shtick, that will always be the thing that both endears and estranges.

60
Pitchfork

For all of Thr!!!er’s reliable pleasures, the requisite cover-image riff on the triple-bang logo is the boldest idea here, which makes for an awfully modest record to hold up against the pop-canon cornerstone for which it was named.

60
Consequence of Sound

The record treads too close to James Murphy’s six-year-old footprints. Existential nu-disco hasn’t been done to death, but it has been done better than this.

josecarloslopes
66
Favorite tracks : EVEN WHEN THE WATER'S COLD, ONE GIRL/ONE BOY, SLYD, CALIFORNIYEAH, EXCEPT DEATH and CAREFUL.
CheapandLethal
60
Fairly uninspiring
tha138
61
More circular than ever, the bombs keep looking for the angles to explode.
94
!!!'s latest dance punk masterwork is their most consistent, song-oriented album yet... Too idiosyncratic to win over the masses like Daft Punk's comeback record did this year, but 'Thr!!!ler' is by far the better album.
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Track List

  1. Even When the Water’s Cold
  2. Get That Rhythm Right
  3. One Girl/One Boy
  4. Fine Fine Fine
  5. Slyd
  6. Californyeah
  7. Except Death
  8. Careful
  9. Station (Meet Me at The)
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