Are You Satisfied?

Slaves

Are You Satisfied?

Debut album from the Kent punk duo with Laurie Vincent on guitar and Issac Holman on drums

ADM rating[?]

6.6

Label
Virgin EMI
UK Release date
01/06/2015
US Release date
09/06/2015
  1. 10.0 |   Gig Soup

    It exposes a deep dissatisfaction with modern society, but delivers it in a way that is both playfully cheeky and darkly menacing
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  2. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The roar of a generation that knows that no-one is coming to save them
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  3. 8.0 |   Beardfood

    This is a stonking listen
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    Singing drummer Isaac Holman and guitarist Laurie Vincent are so larger-than-life they’re practically cartoon characters
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Slaves are angry at the world, but they have a wry smile at it too. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Punk duo offer mesmerising vocal interplay on clattering debut
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  7. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Their debut just about lives up to the hype
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  8. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    This is music without airs or graces, just a good old fashioned reliance on chunky riffs and propulsive drumming
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  9. 7.0 |   The Music

    Anyone looking for punk rock that wears ‘70s influences on its sleeve could do a hell of a lot worse than Slaves
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  10. 7.0 |   Clash

    A solid debut and one most likely coming to a festival stage near you this summer. Buckle up and be satisfied
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  11. 6.0 |   Q

    Punk energy and scabrous humour win out. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   DIY

    The real charm of this record comes in its additional moments of character
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  13. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    From snot-nosed Sex Pistols-style punk to raw, blustery Black Keys blues, there’s little originality here – but there’s undeniable chemistry
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  14. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    It’s not so much that Slaves don’t capture the excitement of their live show on record, more that their live show isn’t designed for transfer to a major label album
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  15. 5.0 |   musicOMH

    This is an album that flatters to deceive
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  16. 4.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Peel back the façade, and you’ll find two white dudes parroting phrases and stealing time-tested tricks to sustain the rebel mirage, to cover for the fact that they have no clue what they’re even talking about
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  17. 1.0 |   Crack

    Slaves’ borrowing of punk tropes and real problems to peddle this slickly produced hatefully-contrived gunk is despicable
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