- Brutalism

Idles - Brutalism
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on 5 reviews
2017 Rank: #18 / 227
USER SCORE
76
Based on
54 ratings

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90
God Is in the TV
IDLES are truly vicious, frontman Joe Talbot’s fiery vocal delivery as authentic as any of the original punks who railed against the establishment back in the genre’s heyday, but one trick ponies they are most certainly not.
90
The Line of Best Fit

Idles are one of the most exciting British bands right now and Brutalism is proof.

80
PopMatters
If Idles are the right band for right now, that’s partly because they’re willing to stare down the ugly truths, even those in the mirror, and demand better.
80
DIY
With the release of their debut full-length, the Bristol outfit are giving 2017 the kick up the arse it desperately needs.
70
Loud and Quiet
The government may be eager to get rid of the architecture that gives the album its name, but Idles have offered a ‘Brutalism’ that demolishes back.
thisisabtlgrnd
88
EDIT: Alright, I'm calling it: this is my AOTY so far. I've listened to it obsessively since it came out, and it's gotta be one of my favorite punk records I've heard in a long time. I still have to listen to FJM and Mount Eerie, so things can always change, but Idles have really made an impression on me with this debut.

More great post-punk! Idles are of a more aggressive sort, a bit like a British Protomartyr but with even more, ahem, brutality. Their lyrics are brilliantly snarky, and ... read more
BuffaloStaple
73
A political, aggressive and attention demanding punk rock album that I've been pretty enamoured with lately, it's definitely among the most electrifying releases i've heard in 2017 so far as on essentially every song, we see the band very passionately shouting about various problems they have with the people and politics in the UK right now. Whilst it is very engaging, they don't venture outside of this much at all throughout the course of the 42 minute runtime, which does make it feel a bit ... read more
84
*Exeter
*Well Done
*Date Night
*1049 Gotho
90
Some Unapologetically nasty tunes for sure. lots of early punk influences (Sex Pistols, Tsol, Dead Kennedys) yet sounds modern at the same time. Great debut!
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DETAILS

March 10, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Balley / Label
Post-Punk / Genres
Tags
Track List
  1. Heel
  2. Well Done
  3. Mother
  4. Date Night
  5. Faith in the City
  6. 1049 Gotho
  7. Divide & Conquer
  8. Rachel Khoo
  9. Stendhal Syndrome
  10. Exeter
  11. Benzocaine
  12. White Privilege
  13. Slow Savage
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Added on: February 9, 2017