Acid Tiger (album)

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Acid Tiger
Studio album by Acid Tiger
Released April 27, 2010 (2010-04-27)
Genre Punk rock, psychedelic rock
Length 39:48
Label Deathwish (DW97)
Producer Kurt Ballou[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Alternative Press 0.5/5 stars[2]
Exclaim! (mixed)[3] 2/5 stars[4]
Rock Sound 8/10[5]

Acid Tiger is the self-titled debut studio album by the American rock band Acid Tiger. The album was released on April 27, 2010 through Deathwish Inc. — a label that was co-founded by Jacob Bannon of Converge.[6] Acid Tiger is a supergroup composed of Ben Koller (Converge, All Pigs Must Die), Lukas Previn (Thursday, United Nations), Adam Wentworth (Bloodhorse, All Pigs Must Die) and J Rattlesnake. The album has been compared to 90s math rock and the psychedelic rock band The Doors.[7]

The album received generally negative or mixed reviews by music critics. Casey Boland of Alternative Press gave the album a half-star-out-of-five and stated: "The more we listen to Acid Tiger, the more it appears these songs were conceived with tongue firmly in cheek (and bong tightly in hand). Acid Tiger might have been a blast to record, but at times, it's a bust to listen to. It's a shame, since Acid Tiger demonstrate the potential to update and elevate a rock genre mostly ruined by scads of hairspray-loving bands throughout the '80s."[2] Brian "inagreendase" of gave the album two-out-of-five stars and stated: "Even with 11 minutes and two tracks of incessant noodling and phasing to go on Acid Tiger's self-titled debut, its listener will have been thoroughly exhausted. Or rocked. But probably just tired and annoyed. There's a great deal of promise Acid Tiger's members bear, but this is just not the fruition of it. Except for maybe Ballou--shit sounds good, at least."[4] Keith Carman of Exclaim! gave the album a mixed review and stated that ultimately, "Acid Tiger have the capability of piquing interest, but sustaining it might be a bit more difficult with the "Jack of all trades, master of none" approach they currently adhere to."[3] However, Kevin Stewart-Panko of Rock Sound gave the album a positive eight-out-of-ten and stated: "It would be a shame to dismiss Acid Tiger based on where they lay their heads because they have a healthy pedigree (including Converge's Ben Koller on drums) and infuse their raunchy punk with the white-knuckled rhythms of Grand Funk Railroad and a blazing up-tempo psychedelic sizzle. You can dance, drink, fight and fuck to it, plus it'll put hair on your chest. What more do you need?"[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Claw" – 4:00
  2. "Dark Hands" – 4:49
  3. "Like Thunder" – 3:38
  4. "Big Beat" – 6:26
  5. "Death Wave" – 9:17
  6. "Feel It" – 5:14
  7. "Set Sail" – 6:24


  1. ^ Brenner, Dave (June 14, 2010). "Acid Tiger schedule dates, playing Brooklyn w/ Chambers". BrooklynVegan. Spin Media. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Boland, Casey (May 17, 2010). "Review: Acid Tiger". Alternative Press. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Carman, Keith (June 2010). "Review: Acid Tiger". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Brian "inagreendase" (Staff) (September 3, 2010). "Review: Acid Tiger". Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Stewart-Panko, Kevin (April 29, 2010). "Review: Acid Tiger". Rock Sound. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ Yancey, Bryne (March 8, 2010). "Acid Tiger (members of Converge, Thursday) detail debut LP". Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ Debenedictis, Matt (July 19, 2010). "Acid Tiger Play 'Without the Borders of a Scene'". Noisecreep. Townsquare Media. Retrieved December 9, 2013.