The Dirty Nil - Fuck Art
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Based on 9 reviews
2021 Ratings: #332 / 410
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Based on 228 ratings
2021 Ratings: #501
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The band has created a high-quality record with not a single mediocre song on the tracklist.

FLOOD Magazine

Despite the vulnerability that flows through it, it’s a carefree and fun rock record that helps to counter the anxieties of modern life, reminding you that however bad things are it’s still important to enjoy it as much as we can.


Overall, F*** Art, is a highly entertaining listen and certainly a project that pop punk, garage rock and metal fans can enjoy.


The Dirty Nil have little regard for the potential to make music that changes the world. Their only allegiance is to a big, loud tune. Art says something. For the Dirty Nil, this isn't art. It's rock'n'roll.

Northern Transmissions

A little bit silly, heavy on riffs and with its tongue firmly pressed into its cheek, ‘Fuck Art’ is a welcome distraction to the aftermath of 2020 and whatever 2021’s clean up job will be.


The Dirty Nil relive those innocent times when callow rock’n’rollers made noise designed to drive grown-ups batshit.

Spill Magazine

In the end, cranked up distortion levels and subgenre-melding shreddage collide to let the good times rock ‘n’ roll on The Dirty Nil’s ultra-fun, riff-roaring and somewhat—extra emphasis on the “somewhat”—emotionally intelligent Fuck Art.


Fuck Art is an enjoyable blast, but what these songs are begging for is a crowd.

Classic Rock

The more abiding feeling we're left with, though, is that high-octane hard pop like this needs just a few more piercing hooks to really raise The Dirty Nil above all the other generic good-time rockers that will give you a fun half-hour in a festival tent but rarely capture your imagination.

I am suddenly getting Yungblud flashbacks.

I literally had no idea who Dirty Nil is and what to expect out of this album, but you already know i'll check it out when the doggo is on the cover, no matter what genre it is.

The cover is the complete opposite of what the content of the project is. I waited until i could review it and yea, most ratings range around the mid area, lowering any expectation for me before listening to it, especially when i read it'sa punk pop album. The moment i found ... read more
While 'Fuck Art' isn't a bad album it doesn't really do much to stand out in a sea of already trite and bland pop punk albums.
The instrumental is really a mixed bag throughout the entire album. There are some tracks with excellent riffs and drumming like on the intro track 'Doom Boy' and my personal favourite track 'Ride Or Die'. But there is also a large portion of the track list which have instrumentals which range from meh to just straight up bad. Like on 'Hang Yer Moon' which sounds like it's from a soundtrack for a really corny 90s American high school movie. Aswell as the track 'Damage Control' which in all ... read more
basic by the numbers pop punk.
fave: blunt force concussion
least faves: done with drugs, ride or die, hang yer moon, damage control, bike
FAVORITE TRACK: To the Guy Who Stole My Bike


Ok maybe because it's so early in the year and I'm setting my expectations low- but I really enjoyed this. Fuck Art is very inspired by late 90s-early 2000s pop punk like Jimmy Eat world and Yellowcard. I like to consider myself a pop punk connoisseur and also a very unfortunate poptimist, so music like this is what I eat up. The songs are simple and loud with whiny vocals- and that's how I wish all music was ... read more
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Track List

  1. Doom Boy
  2. Blunt Force Concussion
  3. Elvis '77
  4. Done with Drugs
  5. Ride or Die
  6. Hang Yer Moon
  7. Damage Control
  8. Hello Jealousy
  9. Possession
  10. To the Guy Who Stole My Bike
  11. One More and the Bill
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Added on: November 19, 2020