Seek Shelter

Iceage - Seek Shelter
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2021 Ratings: #100 / 408
User Score
Based on 612 ratings
2021 Ratings: #74
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Northern Transmissions
The musicianship of the band has progressed to such an impressive point you get the feeling they could play anything and make it Iceage.
90
Gigwise
Iceage have clearly been up for the challenge with this album, which continues their growth but not at the expense of the band’s edge.
90
Exclaim!
A stunning achievement that will restore even the most lapsed practitioner's faith in rock music.
90
The Line of Best Fit

Iceage continue heading directly for the stars on the sprawling and powerful Seek Shelter.

85
Under The Radar

Seek Shelter is an album that surges irrepressibly from the outset and peaks at regular intervals over the course of its nine pieces. It represents Iceage’s most studied body of work to date.

83
Pitchfork

For many once-unruly rock’n’roll bands, the shift to writing love songs is a tell-tale sign of maturation (if not outright stagnation), but even at its most sophisticated, Seek Shelter retains Iceage’s restless spirit.

83
Consequence of Sound

Iceage’s desire to and subsequent success in reinventing the wheel from album to album and track to track makes them some of music’s finest renegades — a status that Seek Shelter emphatically cements.

83
Beats Per Minute

Seek Shelter isn’t the big, era-defining statement, but a transitional album for the quintet, opening up the possibility of rock’n’roll in their arsenal. While this stylistic choice doesn’t fit 2021’s overarching trends, it proves just how good Iceage are at transforming their sonic interests into full-blown epics.

80
Uncut

As before, the band’s indefatigable brio lends coherence to what could’ve been a series of wildly disparate parts. Indeed, the big swings taken here serve them just as well as the coiled intensity of their first releases.

80
Mojo

At a time when you can’t see other people, let alone be in sweaty a room full of them, it’s a reminder of just how life-affirming music can be.

80
Loud and Quiet
The boundaries of genre don’t really matter if the record holds up, and it does. Iceage may be seeking shelter, but they aren’t locking down.
80
Dork
‘Seek Shelter’ refuses to settle, restless and varied from start to finish. Thresholds for disorder are pushed to their limits, and their frenetic energy is barely contained.
80
NME
A record that never sits still, an album of considerable polish and scope and by far the boldest thing the Danes have ever made, but also a album that still feels distinctly theirs.
80
DIY
At the centre of it all is a thoughtful, almost earnest lyrical throughline from frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt - not something many of us ever expected to hear from the band who brought us ‘New Brigade’.
80
musicOMH
Exploring increasingly adventurous songwriting terrains and expanding their studio capabilities whilst managing to retain some of the fire that once sparked up their engines, Iceage have delivered another tour de force.
78
Spectrum Culture
Adding yet more wrinkles to their ever-evolving sound, Denmark’s Iceage further solidify themselves as a shining light in rock’s post-imperial era.
77
Paste
It’s almost foolishly over the top. It’s painfully poignant. It’s delightfully disheveled. It’s irresistible in its mystical doom. And we’d expect nothing less from Iceage.
70
AllMusic

Although it may not be their best, their blend of bitter and sweet still rings true. Iceage's rugged roots may be gone and perhaps there are less thorns, but Seek Shelter is still a rose by any other name.

70
Clash
At its best, it’s like coming alive and dying twice over. Those that are used to their favourite tunes packing an immediate punch may be left disappointed, but the time spent ruminating has clearly served them well.
70
The Needle Drop

Iceage's unruly energy can be at odds with Seek Shelter's grandeur, but only rarely is this at the expense of the album.

40
Record Collector

Where at first that can't-be-arsedness came off as refreshing stick-it-to-the-man apathy, now it feels like affectation ... Seek Shelter isn't the rebellious middle finger it thinks it is or wants to be.

Chode
80
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

The Ugly Duckling, a fable old as time, and one that shares parallels with the music of Iceage. Just as The Ugly Duckling found his appearance to be unattractive to some yet elegant to others, Iceage’s filthy, rather cathartic style of post-punk will off-put many yet be nothing short of chaotic bliss to others. Their trademark euphorically raw style created a niche for them within post-punk at a time when the genre was running on fumes. Melodies and ... read more
YuriDING
60
The most basic type of rock that exists. songs made with simple lines of guitar, bass and drums.
The singer always singing with a voice that seems to be hungover. He sings as if he has just returned from a party and is drunk, but sad, because he did not want to be there.

Sometimes the songs are more agitated, and at other times they sound like ballads.
The formula used on this album has been used and abused many times by hundreds of other artists, but it is this simplicity that makes this ... read more
AngelHerntz
79
Seek Shelter proviene, o surge al parecer como inspiración, de la bendita época de los 90's, se nutre, más específicamente, de lo mejor que el rock británico pudo ofrecer en ésa década; cuando oigo a los daneses me recuerdan a Supergrass, The Departure, Oasis, Blur y un largo largo etcétera. El quinto álbum de Iceage llega en un año en que el rock se ha visto sumamente opacado por una sórdida oleada de falsa ... read more
BGL13
85
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Doofy
80
'90s throwback!

They keep just enough of their old flavour to make sure this falls the right side of sounding too derivative.
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Track List

1Shelter Song
5:28
89
2High & Hurt
4:08
84
3Love Kills Slowly
4:09
81
4Vendetta
5:13
85
5Drink Rain
3:28
74
6Gold City
4:13
77
7Dear Saint Cecilia
4:50
79
8The Wider Powder Blue
4:25
74
9The Holding Hand
5:26
75
Total Length: 41 minutes
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Added on: February 3, 2021