You're Not As ______ As You Think

Sorority Noise - You're Not As ______ As You Think
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2017 Ratings: #106 / 883
User Score
Based on 154 ratings
2017 Ratings: #129
March 17, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Triple Crown / Label
Emo, Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The 405

It’s emotionally rich, and intelligent, and purposeful, and firmly cohesive; that such divergent realms of ideas not only coagulate but conduce is truly remarkable.

90
Alternative Press

It’s an album that holds nothing back. Musically, it’s nuanced but raw, explosive but restrained, matched only by the torrent of unapologetic emotion of Boucher’s subject matter.

89
Paste

YNA_AYT is without a doubt the best work of Sorority Noise’s still-nascent career, and an early frontrunner for one of the best albums of 2017. It is emotionally complex, yet full of uplifting melodies that feel designed to pull the listener — or at least Boucher — out of the dark corners of the mind.

80
Exclaim!

With an aching, plainspoken delivery, Boucher contemplates faith and mortality in the face of tragedy and mourning.

80
DIY

Where Sorority Noise really shine here is through the songs that evolve to embody their every dynamic.

80
God Is in the TV

What sits beneath is dark, complex and mesmerically beautiful; it’s almost too blissfully unique.

80
Pitchfork

Sorority Noise know brutal honesty can be uncomfortable, but they employ it so well on their latest album, a rafter-reaching emo record about the raw stages of grief and loneliness.

75
A.V. Club

It’s a pop album steeped in the traditions of post-Brand New emo and pop punk, with big, layered choruses offset by minimalist bridges, all in service of a record that’s basically a how-to guide for grief.

70
AllMusic

Tonally falling somewhere between Joy, Departed and It Kindly Stopped for Me, the album's blunt confessionalism doesn't always make for an inviting world, but is nothing if not completely honest.

46
Sputnikmusic

You’re Not As ___ As You Think feels like the conclusion to something that was never started in the first place, it hasn’t earned any of the things it takes without asking, it’s a shallow pretender desperately fumbling in the deep end, and it’s an unfortunate development for a band that used to write dumb, fun songs about girls.

PcPowerUp
100
I have bursts of sadness so bad that sometimes I can't get out of bed for anything. This is the album I usually turn to when that happens. It's like that friend who understands exactly how you're feeling and knows exactly what to say to make you feel a little better and a little more valid. This album makes me feel valid
CameronPilgrim
68
No Halo - 7.5/10
A Portrait Of - 7/10
First Letter From St. Sean - 6.8/10
A Better Sun - 6.7/10
Disappeared - 7.3/10
Car - 6.7/10
Where Are You? - 6.5/10
Second Letter from St. Julien - 6.6/10
Leave the Fan On - 6.3/10
New Room - 6.7/10
blinkclyro
90
When a band are doing this alongside genuinely fantastic songwriting, you can’t help but feel they’re a bit special. YNAAYT is unlikely to be the band’s crowning achievement, however. With the talent they have, they should top this record, and with that will hopefully come the notoriety and wide acclaim they deserve.

Don’t let this gem go unnoticed, albums of this quality deserve to be heard.
Fallendomino
88
A jarring look into the most uncomfortable of subjects...

Notable Songs: The entire album
WildChameleon
NR
Review for tonight ;)
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Added on: February 2, 2017