Are You Satisfied?

Slaves - Are You Satisfied?
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2015 Ratings: #756 / 771
User Score
Based on 40 ratings
2015 Ratings: #274
June 1, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Virgin EMI / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME
They’ve used their major-label debut to rally the troops rather than just jeer at them from the sidelines. Every song here is a call to arms or an affirmative flip of the table.
70
Clash
A solid debut, then, and one most likely coming to a festival stage near you this summer. Buckle up and be satisfied.
60
DIY
Here are a band who may be dividing opinions but frankly, they just don’t take themselves too seriously. That’s their smoking gun.
60
The Guardian
Great garage-rock needs to sound, in the words of John Peel, as if the instruments are playing themselves, but on record Slaves always sound a bit too self-conscious.
50
musicOMH
From the poorly thought out lyrics to the day-glo “punk” cover and the calls to revolution that ring hollower with every listen, this is an album that flatters to deceive. It tries hard, but in doing so, forgets punk’s real message – be yourself.
40
Drowned in Sound
Peel back the façade, and you’ll find two white dudes parroting phrases and stealing time-tested tricks to sustain the rebel mirage, to cover for the fact that they have no clue what they’re even talking about.
10
Crack Magazine
This debut album, released on one of the biggest labels in the world, is rotten, insulting from the top down.
liammenzies
62
For a bit of fun, I've decided to revisit my 2015 AOTY list and see how all the records on it have held up - there'll be some cringe and maybe some new found love but one thing is for sure, and that's that there will be words.

2015 me: The debut album is often a record which most bands would play it safe on to be more approachable by the public. This isn’t the case for Kent punk duo Slaves who showcase their silliness on Feed The Mantaray while also trying to get their message across of ... read more
noonoo97
65
Cant do punk in 2015!
polhodie
74
actually, because it kicks live, i had to increase it's rating
DalekTurret32
97
The Hunter [95]
Cheer Up London [94]
Sockets [98]
Despair And Traffic [99]
Do Something [97]
Are You Satisfied? [92] (-)
Wow!!! 7AM [98]
Hey [100]
Live Like An Animal [98]
Ninety Nine [96]
She Wants Me Now [94]
Feed The Mantaray [96]
Sugar Coated Bitter Truth [100]

Top 5:

5. Live Like An Animal
4. Sockets
3. Despair And Traffic
2. Hey
1. Sugar Coated Bitter Truth
78
An excellent debut album from punk duo, Slaves.

1. The Hunter - 9.5
2. Cheer Up London - 8.0
3. Sockets - 9.0
4. Despair & Traffic - 7.0
5. Do Something - 8.0
6. Are You Satisfied? - 6.5
7. Wow!!!7AM - 6.5
8. Hey - 8.0
9. Live Like An Animal - 7.5
10. Ninety Nine - 8.0
11. She Wants Me Now - 7.5
12. Feed The Mantaray - 8.0
13. Sugar Coated Bitter Truth - 9.5

101/130 - 77.6/100
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#31/NME
#42/Q Magazine
#50/Time Out London

Track List

  1. The Hunter
  2. Cheer Up London
  3. Sockets
  4. Despair And Traffic
  5. Do Something
  6. Are You Satisfied?
  7. Wow!!!7AM
  8. Hey
  9. Live Like An Animal
  10. Ninety Nine
  11. She Wants Me Now
  12. Feed The Mantaray
  13. Sugar Coated Bitter Truth
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