Age of Unreason

Bad Religion - Age of Unreason
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 68 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1256
Liked by 1 person
May 3, 2019 / Release Date
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Epitaph / Label
Punk Rock / Genres
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Age of Unreason is a mission statement for 2019 from a band that's made a history of mission statements in dire times.


Anyone who's spent any time with Bad Religion will know what they are getting into with Age of Unreason. It's a good album that largely succeeds because the band are old pros.


While there's nothing on Age of Unreason that would sound out of place on anything that came before it, the band's commitment to keeping the genre vital, both musically and lyrically, feels as necessary as it does timely.

Jesus this thing was flacid.

Please don't see this low score and see that I hate Bad Religion. Because I dont. Bad Religion I've always had a casual appreciation for as a punk fan. Some of their early work is some of the hardest and most fun punk music out there, especially in they're early days. However, as the years go on, it's sadly becoming more and more expected for this band to get more and more boring and stale.

Barely a single track got my attention, and bored me half to death. This ... read more
So this is why punk bands always break up after the first five years

Are we listening to the same album?

I was thrilled when I realized today was the day that Age of Unreason was being released. I was just gonna listen to Suffer for the 1,307,955th time this week when I saw this was out. Maybe it's just because Bad Religion is one of my favorite bands, but I don't think this is nearly as lifeless or generic as other people seem to. It comes in swinging with the fantastic opening suite that is the first four tracks: Chaos from Within, My Sanity, Do ... read more
I just died of boredom.
Was relieved that they didn't put The Kids Are Alt-Right on this album... until I found out that they put 14 tracks that were just as flat and watered down.

Honestly, I think this is worse than that song. At least I could kinda laugh at The Kids Are Alt-Right. This makes me want to sleep and it's only 18:28. This is the anti-punk album for all the wrong reasons.
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Track List

  1. Chaos From Within
  2. My Sanity
  3. Do the Paranoid Style
  4. The Approach
  5. Lose Your Head
  6. End of History
  7. Age of Unreason
  8. Candidate
  9. Faces of Grief
  10. Old Regime
  11. Big Black Dog
  12. Downfall
  13. Since Now
  14. What Tomorrow Brings

Added on: April 29, 2019