Touch & Go
** (two stars outta five)
I have to be honest, when I first listened to !!!, I really didn’t get it. So I decided to give it another chance. After all, I had heard some really good things about this band. It wasn’t until I sat down and really took it all in that I realized how much I completely despise this album. This sh-t hurts my brain. The sound is all over the place. But for the most part, it’s poppy, funky, repetitive, complex yet catchy dance music. I would like to think I’m fairly open-minded when it comes to music, but there are certain sounds that I simply don’t get down with. These guys nailed that sound. I guess that’s precisely why I’m not a music reviewer.
Maybe I’m being a little too harsh—!!! seem to be good musicians. This is a well-produced album, and as I said, the songs are catchy. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a hit on the club scene. Chances are you might really get down with this album. If I were driving in a friend’s car and they were playing this album, I might be able to tune out the first couple tracks, maybe even nod my head to the beat. But by the third song, I’d undoubtedly have to stop, grab their shoulder, and ask them what the f—k this is. The album goes from mildly tolerable to some confusing K-hole Euro-dance-club trash. Listening to this, I’m seriously in a K-hole right now.—Kevin “Spanky Long