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


#141

Prompted by my @ing by @rich-t in response to your post, I thought that I’d give this a listen.

Jesus, June is absolutely devastating. Not a song to listen to when you’re maybe feeling a little fragile.

Great record though.


#142

I can also confirm this having witnessed them absolutely destroy the tent they were playing in at Electric Fields last night.


#143

I’m sure most of you have seen this already.

https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2018/08/31/643012138/idles-explain-joy-as-an-act-of-resistance-track-by-track

Glad Joe is saying they probably won’t do June live, for his well being more than anything


#144

Listening to this again and again. Now wondering if he was listening to a lot of Interpol around writing the Danny Nedelko lyrics; ‘my best friend is… a Polish butcher’.


#145

Listened through twice now. Lovely stuff. There seems to be room for the guitars in the mix which I am enjoying immensly. Does tail off towards the end after ‘Great’ though.


#146

This is fucking tops. Like girl band covering blur.

Am having to skip June at the moment, it’s a brave and beautiful song though.


#147

Album’s currently #2 in the charts too! Lovely stuff


#148

I have seen the buzz building for this album seemingly for months, but never thought it would do this well. Excellent stuff.


#149

I know comments like this don’t belong in a thread of such positivety but I just can’t get on with it.

15 year old me would have loved I’m sure but not liking the lyrics or really the vocals

Glad they are doing well though


#150

It was!


#151

Bit weird how Pitchfork have chosen to completely ignore them


#152

I feel like if they do bother to review it now they’ll give it a 6.3 to be contrary and pull down the average score on metacritic/AOTY etc.


#153

Probably couldn’t get a British writer to review it to give it the required 4.2


#154

The Skinny got there first!


#155

In your face PItchfork!


#156

Did you like Brutalism?


#157

to be honest I just don’t think the band is for me and for many reasons they should be


#158

Nothing wrong with that at all. There’s many bands I’ve tried to get into because I ‘should’ be into them. Sometimes a band just doesn’t click.


#159

Well they were just bloody amazing at Rough Trade East, second year running. Played for an hour, nearly all requests. They’re so warm and fun and funny. Just amazing.


#160

My mate wrote this, was quite surprised by his rating tbh