Rise Against - Nowhere Generation

Nowhere Generation

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MaceBlade42
85
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
Music_Nerds
89
‘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
FritoRio
77
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.
TheCarioca
72
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 ❤
Spectrum_Pulse
80
…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
NTTR
57
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
Anti-Flag
Sum 41
Quilaiba
63
A fairly safe yet admirable effort from one of the more interesting bands from the 2000s alt-rock scene. It feels much longer than it actually is, but surprisingly the closing few tracks give it a much needed burst of energy. There's little in the way of awkward lyrics or eye-rolling, clichéd songwriting. So for that it gets an easy pass.
allonlevin72
73
It's a pretty solid rehash of the things you'd expect to find on a Rise Against album. Nothing on here sounds phoned in, actually the production and performance are both really strong. The problem is that nine albums in, it's hard for a longtime fan like myself to still come up with the same excitement for a record that sounds nearly identical to everything else they've put out over the last decade.
JakeM
84
Rise Against was one of those bands I grew up with so I will always have a soft spot for them. This was like a nice return to form for them. I think this is a really solid album that surprised me. I didn’t listen to any of the singles before this so I went in blind and what I got was a really good rock album from a good band. The whole band sounds great on here with some great vocals, good guitar work and some catchy groves all around.
Best tracks: The Numbers, Sudden Urge, Broken ... read more
ARiddell
70
A cringe rock album a day keeps the pretentiousness away
vacantmind98
60
This record has some of Rise Against's best riffs in years, and Tim's vocals sound better than ever. That being said, the songwriting and lyricism feels directionless and uninspired at times. The album is a pretty good listen, but doesn't really leave you wanting more, you're just ready to move on. Unfortunate, considering how good this band was in the 2000s
FatalNoise
60
Rise against play the songs of rise against
GRNHLL
56
Nowhere Generation is just Rise Against painting by the numbers. The instrumentals sound exactly as you would expect, the lyrical content is the exact same thing as the name of this album suggests (rebellious, encouraging, revolutionary, and so on), and both aspects are delivered in a cliched and unimpressive way. Longtime fans will probably enjoy this a lot, but for me, sounds mediocre and boring.
fedefreaks
60
second half is a lot better than the first
SassyTabasco
60
Y'know, Rise Against has never quite been my cup of tea, bar a couple of singles over the years. But I'll be damned if this isn't a solid release. It's not exactly raising the bar, but I'm really impressed with how true to their ethos they've stood after all these years. It's seems they've held on to that spark, and are making music just as consistent as that of their earlier career.

I think they've explored dynamics and melody more intricately in the past, so this comes across as ... read more
schwizzle
88
This is a lot better than I thought it would be. Tracks like The Numbers, Forfeit, Sudden Urge, and Middle of a Dream really stand out for me. Tim's vocals are really great on this too.
a1pha7
82
Here we go, Rise Against, I was actually hyped a.f.

I don't want to make this too long...

Rise Against are now around for some time and they always have been some kind of secret favourite of mine. I mean for all the time they have always made at least decent albums, even though they weren't able to catch up with their golden times back in the 2000s recently.

But after the very first listen I can say, this is better than their latest outputs, not overwhelmingly better, but still. From Front ... read more
Lucmun
48
"Talking To Ourselves" unexpectedly hit me with nostalgia. This music was my jam as a teenager and that song is the perfect canvas of reminiscence. I won't say that makes the album itself good, but those memories are invaluable.
th_initiator
80
▲ = The Numbers, Nowhere Generation, Broken Dreams Inc, Forfeit, Sounds Like, Middle of a Dream, Rules of Play
▬ = Sudden Urge, Talking to Ourselves, Monarch, Sooner or Later
▼ =
Logiar
70
Definitely better than their last album.
This actually seems competent.
71
with Tim's revived vocals, Rise Against returns to the angry mainstream sound they've done well from Appeal to Reason to The Black Market. though, the breakdowns /riffs are what make it far more listenable and more distinguishable from those previous albums.
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