Iceage - Seek Shelter
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2021 Ratings: #15 / 235
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Based on 191 ratings
2021 Ratings: #18
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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.

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’.
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.

Chode
87
Seek shelter, the best post-punk band of last decade returns.

The Ugly Duckling, a fable old as time, and one that shares parallels with the music of Iceage. Just as The Ugly Duckling found he was unattractive to some but 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. ... read more
BGL13
88
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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.
Tielur
86
If Gene Simmons declares "Rock n Roll" as dead one more fucking time, I will declare Iceage as the most enjoyable and consistent Rock band in the last decade....

Oh wait...they are!

Bands like Iceage keep the genre alive and well, furthermore proving that stupid opinion that the genre died because your 55 year old dad thinks anything that doesn't remotely sound like KISS or ACDC is not rock music. Well bucko that is why we have bands like Greta Van Fleet, which in my opinion are ... read more
jeetygt
85
ICEAGE!!!

I don't really know how this band is so freaking consistent. Over 10 years as a band and not a weak album to speak of. In fact, I just think they've been getting (mostly) better and better since "New Brigade" with Beyondless still being excellent despite not being as epic or lavish as "Plowing" or "You're Nothing" -- and still being sorely underrated by lots of people. Incidentally, they're also one of the longest running bands (if not THE longest) with ... read more
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Track List

  1. Shelter Song
  2. High & Hurt
  3. Love Kills Slowly
  4. Vendetta
  5. Drink Rain
  6. Gold City
  7. Dear Saint Cecilia
  8. The Wider Powder Blue
  9. The Holding Hand
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Added on: February 3, 2021