Joanna Ricco 05/31/2010
The member of !!! (pronounced chk-chk-chk) came together with the singular focus of making danceable music. Their self-titled debut album transforms an eight-member band into a writhing, jammy, funk-focused explosion. There is little content of importance, with most tracks taking on hard hitting issues like partying and lawlessness. That, of course, is what makes this hedonistic romp so enjoyable for sweaty, impromptu mid-summer dance parties. The vocals are clunky and anything but well-produced, but the joy is tangible and the mood is electric. “There's No Fucking Rules, Dude!” sums up the album's focus quite succinctly. A swaggering number with enough balls to populate the dancefloor, it throbs with bratty bravado and stylish sensuality.