Nowhere Generation

Rise Against - Nowhere Generation
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Based on 9 reviews
2021 Ratings: #385 / 529
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Based on 115 ratings
2021 Ratings: #450
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As catchy as it recognisable, this new 11-track offering from punk rock staples Rise Against is packed with hooks, chuggy riffs and vocals that ache to be sung along to.
Full of catchy content, ‘Nowhere Generation’ is an album full of radio-friendly rock that will no doubt worm its way into the charts.
Though 'Nowhere Generation' isn’t breaking boundaries, it doesn’t need to. Rise Against have carved out a niche that works for them, and if it aint broke, why fix it?
Rise Against fall under the list of bands that had harrowing journeys back to being in the spotlight. Tim McIlrath shot his best vocals back in 2018 and spent that last year and a half being trained by a professional coach to get himself back on track. That effort shows. There's also a real sense of a return to musicianship here. The instrumentals are creative and the progressions feel like a triumphant score, despite many of the lyrical themes feeling hopeless. The band has shown incredible ... read more
This is some real shit here. Sure it might sound similar to some of their past material; however, it is much more focused and seems to actually be conveying a message. I mean some of Rise Against most memorable songs are on this record. This is definitely one of the better rock albums of this shithole of a year.
‘Nowhere Generation’ lays a boot in the gut from the opening chords of ‘The Numbers’
“Is this saddle comfortable?
Do these reigns feel tight enough?
Will you gallop when you're kicked?
Or throw the rider off” - Damn these vocals are spitting the flames of seething frustration while ‘Sudden Urge’ sets the entire place on fire and the title track does it’s duty as an accessible banger without losing the core Rise Against modus operandi.

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The Numbers - 3/5
Sudden Urge - 5/5 ❤
Nowhere Generation - 3/5
Talking To Ourselves - 4/5
Broken Dreams, Inc. - 5/5 ❤
Forfeit - 3/5
Monarch - 3/5
Sounds Like - 3/5
Sooner Or later - 3/5
Middle Of A Dream - 3/5
Rules Of Play - 5/5 ❤
…you know, at some point Rise Against became more of an institution as elder statesmen in mainstream punk and while I’ve liked a fair bit of what they’ve released, from the lead-off singles I was also fairly certain I knew what I’d get from a band that’s comfortably years away from their peak, even if they’re one of the few acts that remain earnest enough to still keep trying. At least they had gotten rid of Nick Raskulinecz on production, hopped over to ... read more
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Added on: March 18, 2021