Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance (New Album)


#101

Dead good


#102

This is smashing.


#103

Interesting - personally don’t think this is anywhere near as “immediate” as the last album


#104

Yeah I like it a lot. One of those bands that have made me realise I haven’t fallen out of love with new music (Protomartyr also help).


#105

Makes me think of Girl Band in parts


#106

it’s been a while since I’ve listened to this (and the first time where it’s not been a stream which leaves gaps between songs) but the sequencing is spot on with this one


#107

Great first listen. Really like a lot of the references and turns of phrase. They’re at risk of sounding a bit sixth form, but there’s a genuine-ness and a sarky charm/wit that for me means they end up hitting far more often than missing. This album is certainly a significant step foward from the first in all areas.

A lot of the hooks are already in my head, and this will probably be in my top 10 of the year just about.

Never Fight A Man With A Perm is class. June is brutal. Can’t wait to see these live again.


#108

Yeah, I’m sold on them now. Cracking album. @OttoMaddox is spot on: they’re on the verge of sounding a bit adolescent lyric wise but their openness and knack for a turn of phrase keeps them from teetering over. Wish I’d have fallen for them before their Cardiff in-store sold out now.


#109

Thank you IDLES for giving me something this month that is not just ok

Absolute belter!!


#110

Really dig the tunes but just can’t get on with, as someone said above, the Banksy-ness of the lyrics. I really believe they’re genuinely felt and KNOW that they’re great guys, it’s just sadly a wall between me and the music.

I read an interview with the guy where I thought he sounded a bit like a politician on the campaign trail too, and I think that’s feeding into it.

Probably one of those I’ll listen to in a year without the hype/context and enjoy a lot more. Glad to see them doing well.


#111

Havent looked forward to an album release so much for a very long time. Enjoying it a lot. But fucking hell ‘June’ is a proper gut-punch. Beautiful but so, so hard to listen to

Only criticisms would be that 4 songs released prior to the album release has possibly lessened the impact slightly for me (felt the same with FOTL ‘how to stop your brain’ with 3 or 4 songs already available on eps etc), and the cover song doesnt need to be on there, for me

Agree with ma0sm’s 8.5


#112

Fucking belter this


#113

What a fucking cracker this is. Danny Nedelko (who apparently I have several mutual Facebook friends with, who knew!), is the best thing I’ve heard all year, just pure, exuberant, singalong brilliance.


#114

Wombic charm of the Union Jack
As he cries at the price of a bacon gap

Excellent


#115

Yeah this is excellent. On my second listen only half an hour after finishing my first!


#116

This is proper good. Agree with whoever said Colssus should have kept going and going rather than going into the second half.

With a 9 week old son as well listened to June once and won’t be listening to it again for a bit. That song is Mount Eerie levels of sadness that I struggle to listen to constantly.


#117

Musically I agree but I love the wrestling references lyrics, especially the Ted DiBiase line, in that end section


#118

Yeah, I’ve got a 13 week old daughter and that was a real bleak listen. It passed me by on first listen, but properly got me on the second. Was chatting to @weeber about In Metal by Low taking on a whole new meaning when you have a kid. This is similar


#119

Yeah for same reasons and as @Roughyed said I can’t go near that mount eerie record. Although about his wife other than child it’s just the devastation of a hole like that being torn in a family


#120

I WIN NO MATTER WHAT IT COSTS ME