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Serfs Up!

Fat White Family

Serfs Up!

Third album of lo-fi rock from the South London band led by Lias and Nathan Saoudi

ADM rating[?]

6.8

Label
Domino
UK Release date
19/04/2019
US Release date
19/04/2019
  1. 9.0 |   Clash

    Whether the Fat Whites are cavaleering through a disco dystopia or spinning together tramadol-dub ditties, their music remains an essential and completely unstoppable force
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  2. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Their most coherent, rousing album yet
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    On their third record, ‘Serfs Up!’, the rancid rockers finally realise their ambitions. Repulsion still reigns, but this time they have tunes to pull you in
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  4. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Fat White Family's audacious charisma remains intact on the new record, but the great leap that sets it apart from earlier albums is the fidelity
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  5. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    These narcotic ne’er-do-wells have forged a near genre-less sonic odyssey; if they’re still around for album four, through more tales of infighting, hallucinations and horse tranquilizers no doubt, who knows what they’ll sound like next
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  6. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    This record is a triumph that feels, just as the end was in sight, like a real beginnin
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  7. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Now, over the course of three albums, they’ve shifted their grosser tendencies over to their numerous side-projects and suddenly developed an air of culture and sophistication
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  8. 8.0 |   Q

    NEW Pop music at its subversive best. Print edition only

  9. 7.0 |   All Music

    The band shows significant growth here on what is easily their most accomplished effort to date
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  10. 7.0 |   XS Noize

    One must admire and applaud Fat White Family for their courage and bravery, which on several tracks, particularly on the first half of Serfs Up!, works well
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  11. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    Serfs Up! feels effortless for the wrong reasons—though Fat White Family's sheen of coolness and atmospheric moods almost hides a lack of songcraft, it's best suited as background music
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  12. 6.0 |   The Music

    Serfs Up!' is a record that only occasionally plays to Fat White Family’s strengths
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  13. 3.0 |   Crack

    A trudging, charmless effort, Fat White Family’s most offensive act might just be the utter dullness their every move inspires
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  14. 2.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Basic beats and uninspiring synth grooves coupled with less than forceful vocals don’t provide enough heft to encourage much listener engagement
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