Multi-Task

Omni - Multi-Task
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Ratings: #327 / 725
User Score
Based on 36 ratings
2017 Ratings: #335
September 22, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Northern Transmissions

While potentially a little abrasive at times, the writing and sense of fun make it more exciting the more you listen to it.

80
The Skinny

It doesn’t quite have anything as immediately appealing as Afterlife here, in fact it’s much more of a grower, but over time Multi-task proves itself to be a triumphant lesson in post-punk authenticity.

80
AllMusic

Throughout the album, Frobos sings with a confidence he only hinted at on Deluxe, and Omni deliver the songs with all the punch of a band twice their size. They beat the tar out of the sophomore slump and come away with another instant classic album.

76
Paste

OMNI remains a band that’s best at its most berserk ... Multi-task hits its high marks when the band is doing as much as it can, or, if you will, multi-tasking.

72
Pitchfork

They sell their nervous energy not as affectation or aesthetic statement, but simply as a logical way of dealing with the world. That was true on their 2016 debut, Deluxe, but on Multi-task they’ve honed their sound to the point where it’s hard to imagine them playing anything that doesn’t take sharp turns or hit abrupt stops.

60
Loud and Quiet

It’s an interesting experiment that loses a bit of strength in the long run. The eleven tracks of the album span just less than half an hour, but the feeling, after the initial punch, is that it’s consistency actually means things can bleed into a single sound.

Kokolores
75
Really good easy listening garage punk.
78
1. Southbound Station 8/10
2. Equestrian 9/10
3. Choke 6.5/10
4. Tuxedo Blues 8/10
5. After Dinner 7.5/10
6. First Degree 5.0/10
7. Supermoon 8.5/10
8. Date Night 7.5/10
9. Calling Direct 8/10
10. Heard My Name 9/10
11. Type 9/10

Total -> 86/110 = 78%
VinylHound83
70
Southbound Station - 7/10
Equestrian - 10/10
Choke - 7/10
Tuxedo Blues - 5/10
After Dinner - 8/10
First Degree - 7/10
Supermoon - 7/10
Date Night - 8/10
Calling Direct - 5/10
Heard My Name - 6/10
Type - 7/10

Overall Rating: 77 out of 110 = 70%%

Overall Opinion: For fans of Math Rock, Devo and/or Elvis Costello. I really dug the lead single "Equestrian" because of that sick lead lick. However, nothing else on the album even comes close to that level of coolness. The rest seems ... read more
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Year End Lists

#22/The Skinny
#41/Paste
#74/Bandcamp Daily
/AllMusic

MISC LISTS

#13/Drift Records

Track List

  1. Southbound Station
  2. Equestrian
  3. Choke
  4. Tuxedo Blues
  5. After Dinner
  6. First Degree
  7. Supermoon
  8. Date Night
  9. Calling Direct
  10. Heard My Name
  11. Type
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