IDLES   Joy as an Act of Resistance
4.0
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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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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3.0 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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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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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 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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4.5 superbSam C. | November 16th 18

Some of the most feel good punk i've heard in a very long time. This is one of my favorite albums of the year just because of the sheer soul, sincerity, vulnerability, and the pure spread of emotions throughout the records. Ever note has importance and sincerity, it isn't just angry 'i hate my job and town' punk, it's album that exemplifies love and how far that can truly come at time. Joe's vocals have such a strong weight but in more of a positive, and uplifting light. This band is special and i truly hope they stick around for a long while.

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4.0 excellentTheManMachine | October 30th 18

Talbot's strength lies in snotty singalongee snarler rather than wise wordsmith; hence when spouting social-political usually the sentiment is greater than the articulation: calls for unity and loving yourself yet kicking "douches" in the mouth and classifying someone as "one big neck with sausage hands" for example. And hey I hate homophobes too, but professing to puttin' em in coffins akin to a wrestler is basically pure bro-talk. But beefy punk din and dirty bass lines and gangbuster choruses galore are their true bread-n-butter. And after seeing Idles in the flesh and watching a dozen-or-so vintage hardcore tuffs ardently shout along with "A beautiful immigrant" and "I kissed a boy and I liked it", I supposed sentiment is sometimes enough. A penchant for spelling is nice too.

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4.5 superbYungSadgod | October 16th 18

One of the best punk albums I have ever heard. Agressive, biting, witty, passionate, catharctic,
entertaining, straightforward but still very deep, all that punk should be and should've been from
the get-go. Fucking love the non-punk influences the album toys with, most notably on Colossus and
June, those tracks along with the outro to Rottweiler provide the most atmospheric, haunting and
demented moments on the album, June being absolutely emotionally crushing, whereas tracks like
Danny Nedelko and Great provide us with supremely catchy and frankly uplifting bangers. Absolutely
love the lyrics through and through, Television and Samaritans are absolute highlights lyrically
and their messages resonate with me a lot. Fantastic album that's probably gonna end up very high
on my year-end list.

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4.0 excellentkoba76 | October 10th 18

Just great punk album. Colossus is incredible , just the same stuff that Idles gave us last time but this time better . This group knows how to , and where to hit ! Don't miss it joyful resistance.

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4.5 superbuntitIed | October 1st 18

This album is as fun as it is explosive. Joy is indeed an act of resistance throughout this impressive followup to their 2017 debut, Brutalism. Talbot uses his on brand tongue in cheek lyricism to tackle some of the most pressing issues in contemporary society in a hilarious yet moving manner. You're gonna love your fellow members of society or Talbot is going to make you (Re: "I put homophobes in coffins"). The instrumentation is pretty damn good on top of this, with tracks such as the opening 'Colossus' showing off the impressive technical abilities the band has to offer. One of my favorites of this year. 88/100

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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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