New Brigade

Iceage

New Brigade

Debut album of punk / post-punk plus added synth from the Danish teenagers

ADM rating[?]

7.8

Label
What's Your Rupture?
UK Release date
20/06/2011
US Release date
21/06/2011
  1. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    Jitters with anarchic glee
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  2. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    Balancing the rhythmic tension of Postcard Records with the snotty viciousness of late 70s California hardcore punk, Iceage can stand proud for inadvertently fusing a miscellany of homogeneous influences into a bracing new sound
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  3. 9.0 |   Blurt

    Clocking in at a scant 25 minutes, Brigade is the sound of a band in the center of a sonic peninsula where English post-punk, Eastern European goth and North American hardcore meet
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  4. 9.0 |   NME

    The band bring diabolical energy to even the most generically thrashy moments. Print edition only

  5. 9.0 |   BBC

    A record that’s easily as good as any punk release you’ll hear in 2011
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  6. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    A recording whose snare hits and basslines announce themselves with real fury
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  7. 8.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    Though the band can get sloppy at points, perhaps even a bit repetitive, Iceage have crafted some very memorable tracks here
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  8. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Barely a second wasted to gasp for air amidst the squall of a band on invigorating form
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  9. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    The quartet’s mixing-and-matching of slice-and-dice riffs, dark-pop mood, and grunge heft is a winning formula
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  10. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s all tension and release, with barely a second wasted to gasp for air amidst the squall of a band on invigorating form
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  11. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The dark post-punk energies at work here are potent indeed. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Iceage simply aren’t caustic enough to remain property of the jaded, quasi-intellectual defectives who relish in the painful atonality of noise punk
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  13. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Their record can sound like a future “remember-them?” debut, brim with the right mix of unrefined blitz
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  14. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    Efficient, highly evolved, and dangerously self-aware. The shape of punk to come? Not exactly. But compared to Iceage, 99 per-cent of current revivalists are men in rubber suits
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  15. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Wicked guitar shards poke out of the bruising, twisting rumble as singer Elias Rønnenfelt fires off modernist doom chants
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  16. 7.0 |   DIY

    Clocking in at a mere 24 minutes, 'New Brigade' is crammed with indecipherable lyrics, distorted bass lines and bursts of noise-driven melody
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  17. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Sees the group continue to rip from the history of punk to make something decidedly fresh
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  18. 6.5 |   Bowlegs

    There is a kind of Libertines/Clash element to Iceage, but with a savage teenage aggression driving their sound
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  19. 5.0 |   The Digital Fix

    New Brigade isn't pissed off enough - and the nihilism (if it's really there) is, ironically, too blank
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