Bad Religion
True North


4.0
excellent

Review

by RobH USER (13 Reviews)
January 15th, 2013 | 100 replies


Release Date: 01/22/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: While not their strongest release, Bad Religion show that they've still got it over 30 years on.

With a Bad Religion album, you pretty much know what you're going to get: A fast paced, in your face (yet melodic) Punk Rock album. In that retrospect, Bad Religion do not disappoint whatsoever, coming up with an album which fits nicely alongside the rest of their discography. While it probably won't win over any new fans, longtime fans can enjoy this album as much as the rest of their discography.

The best thing about this album is the enjoyment factor; it's an extremely enjoyable album, while not as enjoyable as some of the bands earlier albums (such as 'Suffer', 'No Control', 'and 'Against The Grain'), it's almost as good as those albums, and is by no means the weakest album that Bad Religion have ever done.

In typical Bad Religion fashion, this album has a fairly short run time, clocking in at around 36 minutes. The band pack a lot of energy into the songs on this album, particular stand outs being the title track, 'Robin Hood In Reverse', 'Land Of Endless Greed', '*** You', and 'Popular Consensus'.

Overall, Bad Religion have produced 16 more solid songs to add to their discography and play during live shows. Not their strongest release, but by no means their weakest. After more than 30 years, Graffin et all still have it, and this album is a strong indication of that fact.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
CasinoColumbus
January 15th 2013


340 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Is this streaming somewhere?

Edit: nvm, it was even posted on sputnik

Mookid
January 15th 2013


1485 Comments


I wish you talked about the album more, otherwise fairly good review

porch
January 15th 2013


8460 Comments


bad religion album sounds like bad religion

4/5

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2013


20155 Comments


i don't mind short reviews, but this is TOO short

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OverSlyZed
January 15th 2013


130 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Nothing to dismay is one of the catchies BR song ever...

intotheshit
January 15th 2013


3639 Comments


So the most appealing quality about this album is that it's enjoyable?


No shit.

InfamousGrouse
January 15th 2013


3592 Comments


Not their strongest release, but by no means their weakest.

ah

Vicho
January 15th 2013


137 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great album, but The Dissent Of Man was better.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
January 15th 2013


3500 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Wow dude, has it passed an hour since it started streaming ? should've waited a couple of days at least to get to know the record before writing something on it.

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Willie
Moderator
January 15th 2013


16147 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Terrible review. This sounds more like a product description... was there music on this disc or what?

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Mookid
January 15th 2013


1485 Comments


Lol I hate to say it but this was a pretty bad review. You barely even described the album, much less the tracks. Do that next time and it'll be better, trust me.

TBliss2
January 15th 2013


504 Comments


probably the worst review ever

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2013


20155 Comments


somehow this is the same reviewer

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/50521/Finch-What-It-is-to-Burn/

seems like he's capable of writing much better reviews but this was just a lazy review

porch
January 15th 2013


8460 Comments


make up your mind mookid

WatchItExplode
January 15th 2013


3313 Comments


I will be picking this up but could not be less excited.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2013


50958 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Rules hard

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Atari
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2013


20155 Comments


review it

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
January 15th 2013


6201 Comments

Album Rating: 3.6

did he expand this review at all or something because it really isn't thaaat short...

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2013


20155 Comments


are you joking?

I've seen reviews this short that worked, but basically all this review says is hey it's another bad religion album and guess what? there's 16 songs on it. not their best not their worst. the end.



Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2013


50958 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Reviews can be this short if they're like one or two paragraphs, but when you have four paragraphs full of unfinished thoughts and concepts that's when it's too short



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