Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Critic Score
Based on 33 reviews
2012 Ratings: #32 / 1098
Year End Rank: #6
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Based on 391 ratings
2012 Ratings: #50
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
A.V. Club

Celebration Rock finds that some of the best moments in life can come from uncertainty.

90
Consequence of Sound

Where Post-Nothing melts into a hazy dream, Celebration Rock does exactly what it claims to do—it burns on and on like the best sort of party.

88
Pitchfork

The first thing you take from Celebration Rock is just how much they've improved in terms of capturing pure sound, everything hitting louder and clearer than before.

87
Beats Per Minute

Celebration Rock is in perpetual motion, driven by a visceral sense of urgency that most modern guitar music is so sorely lacking.

80
The 405

With Celebration Rock, King and Prowse have constructed an album that's near impossible to dislike.

80
Drowned in Sound

The sheer energy pouring from this record is breathtaking: not until the very final song (‘Continuous Thunder’) does Celebration Rock’s sense of acceleration cease.

80
musicOMH

Celebration Rock is instead a triumph, showing that those with least to lose often have most to gain. 

80
PopMatters

Celebration Rock isn’t a final stand, it’s a push forward.

70
No Ripcord

Celebration Rock’s high-tempo riff rock concerns itself with energy and embraces our serendipitous run-ins with those good times worth remembering.

60
NME

The second album from noise-punk duo Japandroids works every straining sinew to convince you what enormous fun you must be having in its company, but still winds up striking a curiously sour note.

60
Under The Radar

Aptly, the title is about as subtle and nuanced as the record itself: a short, samey burst of enjoyable, yet disposable, garage rock. 

Rob
95

One of the most fun and anthemic rock records of 2012. I was pleasantly surprised that they were able put out another album that matched the quality of their debut.

JayCrackers
81

Japandroids most iconic album, gives some catchy, well played garage fused indie rock for an easy listen record which may not be topping or reaching new heights within the genre but offers a fun listen which in of itself makes it a great record, with never a dull moment, the record never feeling over stretched, and the instrumentals and vocals all catchy, upbeat and engaging, Celeb Ration Rock is a great 2010's indie rock adventure.

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The Nights of Wine and Roses 8.5/10.
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Bjartolini
65

i thought this was gonna be electronica or something wtf

90

The House that Heaven Built is probably on my top 10 songs of all time. It's just monumental

dustymoth
45

Witless punk rock of the most boring kind.

Siberian
60

Sorta childish. Not really my thing. Some songs slap tho

HIGHLIGHTS: THE NIGHTS OF WINE AND ROSES, FOR THE LOVE OF IVY, CONTINUOUS THUNDER

WORST TRACK: ADRENALINE NIGHTSHIFT

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Added on: March 26, 2012