Joy As An Act Of Resistance. (studio 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: 622nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 402 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2018 (5th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (89th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (622nd)
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100/100
From 02/01/2021 17:56
I feel like this album will be looked at as a punk rock classic in the future, much like how we look back on albums like Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables, Never Mind The Bollocks, and The Clash's Self-Titled record
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80/100
From 10/27/2020 10:28
Dec18. 1st play through of this and I am very impressed - esp the first 1/2. Vocals/lyrics are very different, but cool.
Oct19. Well, 'Never Fight a Man with a Perm' and 'Danny Nedelko' have constantly been in my playlists since I first listened to this almost a year ago, and I love them still. 'Colossus' is a decent start to the album; I especially love the part near the end that sounds like a different song. 'Scum' rumbles along with a heavy dose of sarcasm to go with it. 'Television' is a cool song and should be on any modern mental health playlist. 'Great' is a cool reflection of people not willing to let go of the past and are afraid of change.
Reading about the album, I can't believe what the singer went through before its release - no wonder there is such brutal honesty on here and some dark subject matter, but it is the themes of love and unity that shines through. It would have been easy to write a negative album, and by the sounds of it, the band were on that path and then started again. 4/5
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90/100
From 07/14/2020 20:03
"YOU LOOK LIKE A WALKING THYROID"

"MY BLOOD BROTHER IS AN IMMIGRANT'

"THIS SNOWFLAKE IS AN AVALANCHE"

"IF SOMEONE TALKED TO YOU THE WAY YOU DO TO YOU, I'D PUT THEIR TEETH THROUGH. LOVE YAHSELF."

This album is clever, quirky, empowering and flat-out fun. I love it more with each listen.
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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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From 11/09/2019 16:08
captures the energy of british rock better than anyone since AM's debut
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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.

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Best track: "Danny Nedelko"
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