Screaming Females - All at Once
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2018 Ratings: #86 / 663
User Score
Based on 189 ratings
2018 Ratings: #195
February 23, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Don Giovanni / Label
Indie Rock, Pop Punk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club

Although not every song is essential in its own right, as a whole, All At Once congeals beautifully; in the era of the single, this is a real album, touching on themes of autonomy and control both in a personal and a wider political context.

85
The 405

On their seventh and most accomplished album yet, Marissa & co. double down on the melodicism and polished songcraft of their last album to create a deliriously entertaining blend of classic rock, power-pop, punk-rock, and quirky art-rock.

84
Paste

It’s surprisingly satisfying to encounter this less remote and cerebral version of the band, not least because these are some of the most emotionally intelligible lyrics we’ve heard from Paternoster.

80
The Line of Best Fit

In All At Once, the Garden State guitar heroes show they have as much, if not more, to say than ever before.

80
Exclaim!

On All at Once, Screaming Females possess an undiluted vision and seem to execute it flawlessly — and most significantly, without peer.

80
Pitchfork

The New Jersey band’s seventh album tilts toward pop-punk, modern rock, and more.

80
Clash

This is the work of a band continuing their dramatic ascension from spirited young punks to one of the finest power trios on the planet – even at it’s bleakest, 'All At Once' is sheer rock’n’roll joy from start to finish.

80
AllMusic

Some fans might be surprised at the new directions Screaming Females have followed, but All at Once is just as clever, impassioned, and purposeful as we've come to expect from this band, and it's a truly rewarding listen.

80
God Is in the TV
If you love indie rock, and you want something that you can play loud, it is definitely worth giving this a go.
80
Drowned in Sound

It really does feel like an album that draws on all that is great about Screaming Females and blasts it out with an unwavering spirit.

80
The Needle Drop

All at Once boasts Screaming Females' sharpest and catchiest songwriting in a long time.

80
No Ripcord

All At Once finds the band playing some of the tightest rock songs of their career, while also mining new territory.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

All At Once suggests, in both form and content, that the human tragedies we keep dipping into can be healed by listening.

75
Spectrum Culture

This record is already a strong contender for guitar album of the year, and any chance to hear Paternoster’s Popstar gone warrior goddess never gets old. Screaming Females don’t make bad albums, and they haven’t broken the streak with All at Once.

70
Under The Radar

More sprawling and expansive than their previous record, All At Once still struggles to contain the myriad charms of this archetype power trio.

liammenzies
88
This has such a force behind it that is ultimately a major draw for any fan of rock - if somebody tells you guitar music is dead, show them this.
tinymusiccritic
86
On the eight and a half minute, two-part suite, ‘Chamber For Sleep,’ which stands, monolithically, as the centrepiece of All at Once, Screaming Females stretch out like they never have done before. It starts fairly innocuously; just another supremely catchy slice of pop-punk, the likes of which is found all over All At Once. But, at the 2:28 mark, the song shifts gears. Dougherty and King Mike settle into a motorik groove, guitar chords ring out, synths chatter like birds in an ... read more
WildChameleon
81
All at Once feels refreshing with raw. Returning to a more primal punk rock isn't a bad thing
MasterCrackfox
79
One of my more anticipated albums of the year, this by no means disappointed and may have even exceeded my expectations.

Favorite track: Glass House
brennanutley
69
Maybe I just don't "get" this one, or it isn't my genre or style. I want to like it, but every time I've tried, I haven't been all that interested. It's certainly not bad, but maybe just not for me.
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Track List

  1. Glass House
  2. Black Moon
  3. I'll Make You Sorry
  4. Dirt
  5. Agnes Martin
  6. Deeply
  7. Soft Domination
  8. End of My Bloodline
  9. Chamber for Sleep, Pt. 1
  10. Chamber for Sleep, Pt. 2
  11. Bird in Space
  12. Fantasy Lens
  13. My Body
  14. Drop by Drop
  15. Step Outside
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