How Did We Get So Dark? (studio album) by Royal Blood

How Did We Get So Dark?
How Did We Get So Dark? by Royal Blood
Year: 2017
Release date: 2017-06-16
Overall rank: 2,738th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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72/100 (from 137 votes)
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Award Top albums of 2017 (43rd)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (465th)
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How Did We Get So Dark? is ranked 2nd best out of 3 albums by Royal Blood on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Royal Blood is Royal Blood which is ranked number 969 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,948.

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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 137 votes)
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80/100
From 05/28/2018 15:34
A bit less valuable with respect to the previous work, simply because they didn't change practically anything in their proposal. The album is however enjoyable, energic, still fresh, despite of all
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80/100
From 01/01/2018 06:08
I really like this album. On first listen, it was "Oh this is not as good as their first album", but on repeated listens I have really got into this album.
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85/100
From 12/16/2017 21:46
Probably deserves more like a 75 rating, but I'm a sucker for riff rock and the fact it's just a bassist with an octave pedal is pretty damn cool too (as a bassist). Nothing amazing musically, but definitely a fun listen of catchy riffs.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 10/19/2017 07:06



a brilliant follow up - it couldve gone so south after such a glorious debut album

but it is excellent, consistant and addictive

i will be honest - i did not like it on the first listen but absolutely love it now

the title track is very "Supergrass" - but thats not a bad thing in this case

great stuff
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From 07/06/2017 22:46
I actually really like this new album just as much as I like the first one, but I think you have to keep listening to it over and over to really understand the potential of the record. This is definitely a new direction for the duo because they are introducing a newer, more innovative side to them as they combine both harder and softer songs into the album. It's definitely more poppy than their debut record rather than just kick in the face garage/blues rock. They really expand their sound with this one and I think if you keep listening to it every now and then, you will start to enjoy it as much as I do.
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75/100
From 06/23/2017 18:49
Not sure about the radiohead comparison, the obvious one is qotsa. Think I liked it a little bit more than the first. Nice enough pop rock.
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75/100
From 06/18/2017 15:40
The tricky second album for Royal Blood; they get it right a lot of the time here, but there's also plenty of iffy moments. It never quite gets anywhere, and feels more like a collection of material cut from their excellent debut.

There's still promise here though; their sound is more developed and the experimentations of their style are certainly intriguing (with many songs feeling more pop-esque and some apparently taking inspiration from Bends-era Radiohead structurally and vocally).

It just wasn't enough development for my taste, and the result was a record that lost its excitement soon after it began. It's good, but not really good enough to be considered a worthy follow-up.
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