As If (album)

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As If
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Studio album by !!!
Released October 16, 2015
Genre Dance-punk, indie rock, dance, disco
Length 51:25
Label Warp Records
Producer !!!, Jim Eno,[1] Patrick Ford[1]
!!! chronology
THR!!!ER
(2013)
As If
(2015)
Shake the Shudder
(2017)
Singles from As If
  1. "All U Writers"
    Released: April 28, 2015
  2. "Freedom! '15"
    Released: July 30, 2015
  3. "Bam City"
    Released: September 30, 2015
  4. "Ooo"
    Released: November 16, 2015
  5. "Every Little Bit Counts"
    Released: January 29, 2016

As If is the sixth studio album by American dance-punk group !!!, released on October 16, 2015 on Warp Records.[2]

Singles

Three official singles have been released from As If: "All U Writers", a 5 1/2 minute (5 minutes on the album) long song featuring vocals from Teresa Eggers, released 28 April 2015. "Freedom '15", a groovy leviathan of a disco track, released 30 July 2015, and features vocals from Yolanda Harris Dancy and Taletha Manor. A lyric video for "Freedom '15" was uploaded 20 August 2015. The third single from the album, "Bam City", was released 30 September 2015, with an accompanying music video. "Ooo", a grooving love song, was released with an accompanying music video on November 16, 2015.

Promotional singles

One promotional single has been released from the As If: "Sick Ass Moon", an "R&B-tinted house track", released with "Freedom '15" on 30 July 2015.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
'Clash 7/10[5]
Consequence of Sound C[6]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[7]
Exclaim! 8/10[8]
Mojo 4/5 stars[3]
NME 6/10[9]
Pitchfork Media 6.9/10[10]
Q 4/5 stars[3]
Uncut 6/10[3]

In a positive review for Exclaim!, Daniel Sylvester called the album "one of the most enjoyable, if schizophrenic, dance albums of the year."[8]

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "All U Writers" 4:53
2. "Sick Ass Moon" 4:21
3. "Every Little Bit Counts" 3:14
4. "Freedom! '15" 6:00
5. "Ooo" 3:44
6. "All the Way" 4:36
7. "Til the Money Runs Out" 4:31
8. "Bam City" 3:25
9. "Funk (I Got This)" 4:41
10. "Lucy Mongoosey" 3:21
11. "I Feel So Free (Citation Needed)" 8:39
Total length: 51:25
Japanese bonus track[11]
No. Title Length
12. "Butt Dial / Bitter Lemon" 3:24
Total length: 54:49

Personnel

  • Rafael Cohen – vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Nic Offer – vocals, keyboards
  • Mario Andreoni – guitar, keyboards
  • Allan Wilson – saxophone, keyboards, percussion, background vocals
  • Daniel Gorman – keyboards, background vocals
  • Paul Quattrone – drums
  • Heba Kadry - mastering

Charts

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[12] 142

References

  1. ^ a b "As If by !!! [Chik Chik Chik]". metacritic.net. Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  2. ^ "!!!: As If". Warp.net. Retrieved 2015-08-23.
  3. ^ a b c d "Critic Reviews for As If". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  4. ^ Sendra, Tim. "As If - !!!". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  5. ^ Smith, Mat (October 16, 2015). "!!! - As If". Clash. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  6. ^ Pearce, Sheldon (October 15, 2015). "!!! - As If". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  7. ^ Roseblade. Nick (October 13. 2015). "Album Review: !!! - As If". Drowned in Sound. Silentway. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Sylvester, Daniel (October 15, 2015). "!!! - As If". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  9. ^ Huggett, Stuart (October 14, 2015). "!!! - 'As If'". NME. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  10. ^ Cook, Cameron (October 21, 2015). "!!!: As If". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  11. ^ "As If". itunes.apple.com/jp. Retrieved 4 Oct 2015.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – !!! – As If" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 23, 2015.


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