Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll

Peace - Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #257 / 722
User Score
Based on 26 ratings
2018 Ratings: #662
May 4, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ignition / Label
Pop Rock, Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

... an album that, save a couple of weaker links (‘Angel’ and ‘Just A Ride’) is hard to fault. Thank god Peace are back, and on breathtaking form.

80
The Independent

Though harbouring disparate aesthetics, KITNRAR’s overarching narrative is one of positivity, and sanguineness, linking each track thematically, if not sonically. And while its bombast certainly feels like Peace graduating into the realms of rockstardom, its message is one that suggests a lack of the ego that traditionally goes with it. A stunning return.

80
DIY

“Any idiot could sing it in a song… so sing it,” goes sprawling closer ‘Choose Love’, just one of many smirks of a line on the record that shows Peace know just what they’re doing. And on ‘Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll’, they’re doing it very well indeed.

80
Dork
If anything, ‘Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll’ is Peace at their most positive. Even in its darkest moments - such as the hauntingly effective ‘From Under Liquid Glass’ - there’s a sense of undeniable hope. In part, that’s down to a new, bolder outlook. This is still Peace, but delivered in a purer form than ever before.
70
Clash
Though it might be lacking in the amount of quintessential indie floorfillers that we’ve come accustomed to with Peace, ‘Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll’ shows progression. Having Peace back fills us with adolescent ecstasy.
70
AllMusic
The album's pace slows down a bit in the second half, making it seem a bit front-loaded, but the swagger and tuneful songwriting that hooked fans in the first place remain in full effect here.
liammenzies
50
The middle run of extremely telling and well-polished tracks (From Under Liquid Glass, Magnificent and Angel) manages to balance the otherwise banal set of tunes the rest of Peace's comeback album has to offer.
twwalter
66
Favorite tracks: Kindness Is the New Rock and Roll, From Under Liquid Glass
chutbarn
40
I don’t even want to be mean about this because they’re obviously a nice bunch of guys who wanted to make a more ‘political’ record about love and unity but it’s just so bland. One or two passable songs but other than that it’s completely unmemorable.
Edgeworth
80
A very enjoyable album. A much louder, ambitious since their debut.
Bit like Circa Waves, they definitely changed tone and the better of it!
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#97/NME

Track List

  1. Power
  2. Kindness Is the New Rock and Roll
  3. Silverlined
  4. You Don't Walk Away from Love
  5. From Under Liquid Glass
  6. Magnificent
  7. Angel
  8. Shotgun Hallelujah
  9. Just a Ride
  10. Choose Love
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