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Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out!

Art Brut

Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out!

First new full-length studio album by English and German indie pop outfit in seven years produced by Jim Moray

ADM rating[?]

6.7

Label
Alcopop
UK Release date
23/11/2018
US Release date
23/11/2018
  1. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Like Go-Kart Mozart or Billy Childish, Argos fashions lyrical witticisms from the commonplace. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Clash

    A fun, creative return from a band who don't take themselves too seriously
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  3. 8.0 |   music OMH

    All three of those exclamation marks are entirely justified
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  4. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It’s a safe step for the band, but it’s one that justifies their return
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  5. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Distinct in his delivery, Argos manages still to cut the crap and leave you with a stark realism and life that allows you to open yourself up to grander ideas
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  6. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    If Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out! is a ramble, it’s an infectious ramble, too much fun not to rock out to ... The very title is a goddamn invitation. Don’t hold Art Brut’s joie de vivre against them; we need it as much as they live it
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  7. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    As their past few LPs suffered from a bout of structural sameness, Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out! contains just enough musical and lyrical variety to place it amongst Art Brut's finest work
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  8. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    After five albums, and after seven years of silence, it’s obvious now that Art Brut work best when they’re back to basics, reminding us what it might have been like to be fresh out of university in pre-recession times, and ensuring that we can dance along with them while they’re at it
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  9. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    After a seven-year absence, a band whose quest for rock’n’roll fame always mixed a piss-take with genuine aspiration return in charmingly humbled fashion
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  10. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out! is loads of fun
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  11. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Tuneful, zippy guitar pop!
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  12. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Art Brut still gives us plenty of reasons to rock out, but this album doesn't leave enough of its own mark
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  13. 4.0 |   Q

    You get the feeling even the band think the joke's wearing a bit thin. Print edition only

  14. 4.0 |   NME

    After a seven-year period of personal change, Eddie Argos returns pretty much the same on Art Brut's fifth album of bright indie-pop and spoken-word
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