Nowhere Generation

Rise Against - Nowhere Generation
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2021 Ratings: #225 / 326
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Based on 83 ratings
2021 Ratings: #238
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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
‘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.

My ... 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.
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 ❤
Rise Against - Nowhere Generation

Genre: Punk Rock
Country: US

Final Verdict: 57% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 356th / 519

Highlight: Nowhere Generation

Made me think of:
Corey Taylor
Jeff Rosenstock
Sum 41
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Track List

  1. The Numbers
  2. Sudden Urge
  3. Nowhere Generation
  4. Talking To Ourselves
  5. Broken Dreams, Inc.
  6. Forfeit
  7. Monarch
  8. Sounds Like
  9. Sooner Or later
  10. Middle Of A Dream
  11. Rules Of Play
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Added on: March 18, 2021