One of the most appealing elements of !!!'s music is that they are not afraid to slam a bunch of genres together to come up with their Frankensound.
The album kicks off in the funkiest way possible with the heavy beats of "All U Writers". On the other end of the spectrum is the fast-paced, toe-tapping dance rock of "Every Little Bit Counts".
This time around the band introduce a more psychedelic, almost Madchester-esque vibe. That crops up on songs like "Freedom! '15" and the infectious "Til the Money Runs Out".
In a move that's very out of character, the group verge close to pop territory with "Lucy Mongoosey", a track that boasts a lovely multi-vocalist refrain.
Some styles don't work as well as others. When !!! goes for the modern R&B on "Sick Ass Man", it's a cue to tune out. The same holds true for the rather mediocre EDM of "All the Way".
At it's heart As If is a fun ride that proves that dance music doesn't need to be mind-numbing.
Best tracks: "All U Writers", "Til the Money Runs Out"
Track listing for As If:
- All U Writers
- Sick Ass Man
- Every Little Bit Counts
- Freedom! '15
- All the Way
- Til the Money Runs Out
- Bam City
- Funk (I Got This)
- Lucy Mongoosey
- I Feel So Free (Citation Needed)