Joy As An Act Of Resistance. (album) by Idles

Joy As An Act Of Resistance.
Joy As An Act Of Resistance. by Idles
Year: 2018
Release date: 2018-08-31
Overall rank: 669th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 361 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 2018 (5th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (94th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (669th)
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80/100 (from 361 votes)
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90/100
From 04/01/2020 20:19
Oh yes ... there is still hope for music. Fresh and abrasive, will become a masterpiece in time
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85/100
From 02/29/2020 23:08
Highlights:

Never Fight A Man With A Perm
Colossus
Danny Nedelko
Samaritans
Television
Love Song
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Rating:  
95/100
From 11/09/2019 16:08
captures the energy of british rock better than anyone since AM's debut
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60/100
From 08/28/2019 22:07
Cheeky punk cliches and hodge podge vocal harmonies have the tendancy of tarnishing Idles' undignified lyrical wit. It's not subtle about it's politically progressive themes, but even those who disagree will find a cathartic amount of energy when the album decides to go relentless (I.e. Samaritans, Rottweiler, Colossus).
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80/100
From 07/05/2019 17:25
80/100

You can feel the energy of the band since second 1
good album but lacks of variety, sounds pretty much the same all the album
but this is like punk so you know punk is basically guitars going fast all the album
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From 05/17/2019 15:31
Fuck that shit. A year after "Brutalism", the Idles punks have just given birth to a bomb of the current Rock. "Joy As an Act of Resistance" exposes exactly everything its title promises ... by addressing sad topics and terrible news. Resist against addiction, the absurdity of Brexit, the pain caused by the loss of a child, the ravages of a misplaced manhood, animosity towards immigrants, stupidity ambient in general. Humor and lyrics are swayed in society like a molotov cocktail while ultra-solid punk songs will go crazy in live. Idles now has one of the best current bands of "real" British rock. No doubt because they manage to maintain the ideal distance between the balls and the brain, precisely where the heart is.

9/10

Best track: "Danny Nedelko"
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95/100
From 04/08/2019 22:40
Overall: 9.1

Top Tracks: "The Colossus", "Never Fight a Man With a Perm", "Danny Nedelko"

Manages to make punk seem relevant again. Impressive album that honestly sounds like early Clash suddenly placed in 2018.
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From 03/15/2019 04:24
On first listen, these guys sound like a band of drunken louts. "Bloody hell...alls I'm saying is that they had no fukkin right"

Upon multiple listens, these guys still sound like drunken louts, but there's a depth and genius there. I love it.
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70/100
From 02/19/2019 20:28
I had a bit of a hard time with this album. I like almost every song, I agree with almost every message and I think the band it very talented. But, I don't think I loved any single song. It consistently pleased me but never blew me away. It is very clever, the lyricism is on point. The angry vocals do get a little bit grating by the time the album winds down which is evident in the fact that the last three songs are probably of lower quality than the rest. Some of the little melodies that they come up with in the middle songs feel out of place but some of them work really well, particularly the bridge in Television. I'd be very interested to hear what an extrapolation of this bridge or something similar would sound like. Perhaps, they already have material like that but this is all of the IDLES that I've listened to. Overall, I liked everything about the album but that is the extent of my affection.
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