Had they chosen to change their name to Pyramiddd, they could have been filed right next to the similar-sounding Passion Pit, Pinback, or Postal Service. But Starfucker it is, and even though the name doesn’t lend itself to maturity, their third full-length shows definite signs of development. Principal songwriter Joshua Hodges still makes easy, breezy songs in a synthesized pop style on Reptilians, but the cute factor is dialed back a notch. New member Keil Corcoran boosts the sonic value with some live drumming (instead of using primarily programmed beats), and Dandy Warhols producer Jacob Portrait paints these songs with a cooler sheen, which is a big step in the right direction. These little enhancements help to make Starfucker sound less like a laptop project and more like an actual big-league band for their Polyvinyl debut. Parted out, the tunes are still glossy and uber-catchy enough to make them viable commercial jingles, but as a whole, Reptilians is way more concrete than earlier Starfucker records. There aren’t any weak points, and it drifts along dreamily, from one understated jam to the next.
AllMusic Review by Jason Lymangrover