IDLES   Joy as an Act of Resistance
4.1
excellent
Release Date: 2018
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4.0 excellentJS19 | August 31st 18

I for one advocate Joe's R A D I C A L views like: 'I'm sad my baby died during childbirth', 'Toxic Masculinity is a thing', 'Homophobes are shit', 'Brexit was a mess but let's all make the best of it', and 'Immgrants can be okay'.rI mean I know he's seriously RADICAL guys but I'm giving him a pass because the music is good

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3.0 goodbutcherboy CONTRIBUTOR | September 1st 18

probably a 3.. fun, sharp, witty (in the most banal sense possible) but a lot of these songs won't hold up over a year's listen for me.. some of the choruses fall into the same trap as Rachel khoo, great biting verses and then a wishy washy radio chorus that fucks it all up..

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2.5 averagenoahconstrictor | August 31st 18

I don't understand the hype at all. There's zero variance between any of the guitar riffs, the vocals are mediocre, and half the songs sound the same. Skip this.

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4.5 superbSlappingPythagoras | August 31st 18

TEN POINTS TO GYRFFINDOR
TEN POINTS TO GYRFFINDOR
TEN POINTS TO GYRFFINDOR
TEN POINTS TO GYRFFINDOR


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4.5 superbformer sputnik's home post-punk maester | September 15th 18

If yous think this is too superficial leftie political, you haven't heard the new War on Women or Svalbard.

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3.5 greatSandbitchButthole | August 31st 18

"Baby shoes for sale: never worn"
Yeah my kid became a nudist early on in life too, Idles. I know how you feel


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4.5 superbLee Whear | August 31st 18

At the time of rating this, there isn't a single rating below a 4.0. believe the hype

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2.5 averageinthox | September 19th 18

too much filler stuff after all, painfully bland&pointless lyricism at times

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1.0 awfulcharlie15 | September 19th 18

Wow what the actual fuck is this shit it?s horrible I can?t believe my ears

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3.5 greatcommonist | September 14th 18

72/100. With fast riffs and cheeky lyrics, Joy as an Act of Resistance provides a worthy follow up to last year's Brutalism, proving the staying power of U.K. based rock outfit IDLES. Although I enjoyed the harder, punkier aesthetic of Brutalism, there's still much to be enjoyed on this record. The lyrics are wittier than ever, and many of the songs boast impressive length and structure. I have a feeling this one will grow on me over the coming months.

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4.0 excellentDDDeftoneDDD | September 14th 18

Post punk band (though they don t see as such). This release give me a lot of protomartyr vibes
but more provocative. Approach the new wave issues such as feminism, male vulnerability, lgbt etc.
in a really funny way. Fave tracks: love song, june, samaritans and television.


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0.0 KevinKC | September 11th 18

I thought "why not give a chance at a trendy album on sputnik maybe it won't be some pretentious crap for posers." As usual I regretted my initiative.

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4.5 superbCosmopath | September 1st 18

how tf do you drop an awesome album and then literally one year later surpass it like holy shit

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5.0 classicrufous | August 31st 18

Two good albums in a row... hope the next one will be more controversial

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0.0 better people r ock r oll | August 31st 18

i'll be the first killjoy cause this band is overrated and protomartyr don't have an annoying douche forcing his radical views on people so they're automatically better

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