Young Knives - Barbarians
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September 18, 2020 / Release Date
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Damn, post punk meets heavy electronica meets no wave meets crazy abstract what-the-horse-shit-is-this-wildety I’m hearing. Crazy good and inventing from the duo. After finding “something awful” RSD ep in the bargain bin and enjoyed the experimental tunes much more than I expected.

This record takes the fucking cake though. Oh my fucking god is this good. Sheep tick is probably a single of the year for me and fits so well within the arc of the record. All of the songs are so ... read more


Wow, I enjoyed this big racket way more than I thought I would. I haven't listened to anything by them in years, I like this new noisy industrial direction.


Young Knives - Barbarians

Genre: Post-Punk
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 59% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 469th / 950

Highlight: Barbarians

Made me think of:
Cage the Elephant
Maxïmo Park
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

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Track List

  1. Swarm
  2. Society for Cutting up Men
  3. Jenny Haniver
  4. Red Cherries
  5. I Am Awake
  6. Holy Name '68
  7. Barbarians
  8. Sheep Tick
  9. Only a God
  10. What I Saw

Year End Lists

#46/The Quietus
#60/God Is In The TV
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Added on: April 1, 2020