Royal Blood - Typhoons
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2021 Ratings: #139 / 235
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Based on 299 ratings
2021 Ratings: #261
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Brighton heavy-rock duo winningly inject dancefloor euphoria.

In expanding their stylistic repertoire they gently step upon familiar ground whilst forging the sound of modern masters honing their craft to reinvigorate their genre.
Classic Rock

Although the duo have wisely shone their mirror ball on songs rooted in their trademark melodic blues rock, it certainly brightens their previously glowering outlook ... A master class in dancing away the heartache.

The Line of Best Fit
Whilst they recognise that change in any capacity comes with risks, they are taking matters into their own hands, and coming out the other side better for it.
Production is bending genre standards all around and this is a masterful example of warped alt-rock that immerses listeners in sonic escapism and provides a colourful, powerful and luxurious listen.
‘Typhoons’ is not only their best work to date, but all the better for Royal Blood being free to explore what they’re capable of.
The Independent

Abandoning the more cliché aspects of a rock’n’roll lifestyle hasn’t dented the ferocity of Royal Blood’s sound. If anything, they seem more determined to prove themselves. The riffs are better, arrangements more textured, harmonies more interesting.

Evening Standard
It’s unmistakably a rock album, but you won’t be able to help yourself from dancing.
Royal Blood have made a record that so boldly, brilliantly and some might say defiantly has its shiniest dancing shoes on.
Northern Transmissions
‘Typhoons’ is a celebration of Royal Blood pushing themselves artistically and of a man candidly and bravely documenting his recovery from the brink.
For the first time, Royal Blood sounds like they're having fun and those good spirits are infectious.
Spill Magazine

Despite its flaws, Typhoons is a catchy and exciting thrill ride from start to finish that demonstrates why Royal Blood are among the best bands from the last decade.


Taken as a whole, ‘Typhoons’ is a daring evolutionary gesture, one that finds Royal Blood claiming fresh ground for the future.


Eventually, the unrelenting aggressiveness of Typhoons becomes exhausting; better to ignite a playlist by tossing in one of these potent cherry bombs.

The songs here may be more melodic, more complex even on paper, but in reality there’s little to grab hold of.
No Ripcord

After 35 minutes filled with one kinetic power-chord to the next with the littlest variation, Typhoons spreads itself too thin.

The Forty-Five
Familiar territory, then – but repackaged with enough dexterity, swagger, and sheen to convince listeners, providing a sound big enough to burn off a year’s worth of pent-up energy.

Typhoons sees the band squeezing themselves into an increasingly generic (lucrative) mould, blending poppier, dancier, funkier sounds into their previously straight-shooting, overdriven sound ... with woefully mixed results.

On Typhoons, the Royal Blood duo take a step forward, without ever managing to give it an interesting and convincing flavour so that it shines like at their peak. Instead, this third album feels like a loop that repeats itself endlessly, managing to do everything to avoid disaster. Typhoons for my birthday, I don't really know if it's a gift.

In the space of 3 years, Royal Blood have gone from being a party band and open mic band to one of the biggest selling bands in the whole of the UK. Of ... read more
You guys know I'm a sucker for some pure uncut cock rock, so this is no exception obviously. Yeah, it sounds like car commercial music, but I really don't care. I basically got exactly what I expected, and it slaps.
‘typhoons’ is very quality, and it’s a slightly unwanted yet welcome change of pace.

i enjoy the new direction that royal blood are taking. the group’s stellar instrumentation proves to be impressive as ever, and their craftsmanship is impassable.

side one was the warm up, its purpose to expose the audience to royal blood’s new visions and sound. side two is where ‘typhoons’ takes off. it casually goes off the rails while maintaining a neat ... read more
The band even has a good idea, but it ends up being inconsistent.
Because it is only bass and drums, they naturally end up without many paths to follow, which makes the album sound sickening and very repetitive.

This album brings a slight sound change since the last work, sounding much more pop, and often almost Disco Music, but still with the identity of the bass completely distorted.

It is a band that everyone has put so much hope in, often being overestimated, but because of the essence ... read more
Royal Blood is a band that I desperately want to make a good project because they are just...so close. However, they never have really stuck the landing with me and always come up short of making something I enjoy, and they’ve strayed farther than ever on “Typhoons”.

By the end of Royal Blood’s second album, I thought they exhausted every idea of their musical palette that they’ve been using thus for and really wanted hoped they would do something to expand their ... read more
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Track List

  1. Trouble's Coming
  2. Oblivion
  3. Typhoons
  4. Who Needs Friends
  5. Million & One
  6. Limbo
  7. Either You Want It
  8. Boilermaker
  9. Mad Visions
  10. Hold On
  11. All We Have Is Now
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Added on: September 24, 2020