The World's Best American Band

White Reaper - The World's Best American Band
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2017 Ratings: #173 / 725
User Score
Based on 69 ratings
2017 Ratings: #215
April 7, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The 405
If it's one thing both rock music and the world at large could use more of, it's fun, and White Reaper deliver the good times in spades.
83
A.V. Club

It’s the whole package that matters here, and taken together, The World’s Best American Band has the elements of one of the year’s best rock albums.

80
Pitchfork

Their sophomore album is smart, well-polished, and cheeky—loaded with more riffs than you can fit into the trunk of a Camaro.

80
Drowned in Sound

In some ways, The World’s Best American Band is the pinnacle of White Reaper, a 32-minute crash course in the best of American rock music and why it still matters.

80
GIGsoup

White Reaper truly have done it again (if you know what I mean). They bring the old rock n’ roll and modern acts into a stomp-worthy conglomerate of their own. Are they ‘The World’s Best American Band?’ Probably not, but they are definitely can be considered a contestant.

75
Paste

The production is a bit clearer and less sludgy than on 2015’s White Reaper Does It Again, and the songs comprise the quartet’s most confident collection to date.

70
AllMusic

On The World's Best American Band, White Reaper knock it out of the park, drive over it in a noisy Mustang, and deliver nothing but a good time.

70
No Ripcord

It never quite overstays its welcome during its brisk 30 minutes, though once it approaches its more redundant second half, it’s hard to make out whether they’re paying homage to their heroes or if they’re gearing up for a nostalgic tribute tour.

A1t3rTheFreak
55
It may be 'The World's Best American Band' but it certainly wasn't for me.
There are a lot of good even great songs on this album but very few of these songs ever hit me emotionally or at the very sonically.
The title track is a great example of a song that delivers on all fronts to the point where listening to the song is almost an experience but pretty much after that its all downhill.
There's just not a lot going on in the album to keep it moving along without making you lose interest.
I ... read more
BlakeR
88
I love Judy French!
CheapandLethal
35
Very poor
Rob_StA
76
Favorite Songs:
Judy French
*Eagle Beach
Crystal Pistol
Daisies
Another Day
83
Much like Big Thief titling their debut “Masterpiece,” White Reaper intentionally set their expectations quite high for a band I’d never heard of. But this half-hour-long blast of classic-sounding power pop-rock is designed to knock your socks off. Perhaps more than any other band I’ve heard this year, this album provides the most explicitly rock and roll moments—able to satisfy those with a very narrow definition of rock, but insanely fun and infectious enough to ... read more
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Track List

  1. The World's Best American Band
  2. Judy French
  3. Eagle Beach
  4. Little Silver Cross
  5. The Stack
  6. Party Next Door
  7. Crystal Pistol
  8. Tell Me
  9. Daisies
  10. Another Day
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