Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Critic Score
Based on 32 reviews
2012 Ratings: #26 / 1055
Year End Rank: #7
User Score
Based on 359 ratings
2012 Ratings: #43
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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.
Bjartolini
65
i thought this was gonna be electronica or something wtf
BuffaloStaple
52
sorry I don't listen to DFA 1979 clones
TheRootBoy
87
Very skramy, noisy, garage rock that I remember another college friend of mine would always play near me (I'm referencing a lot of them, huh?). Our local college radio station would play some of their songs off of this thing and I remember thinking how gorgeous the radio was for blessing me with this kind of music when I was in need of it most. I would have loved listening to this shit back in high school for sure!
Space Vacation
79
Good, catchy album but also repetitive which is holding it back from being a must-listen in my eyes.
Healthy run time though which makes it more recommendable.

Going to start rating an album a day again. I've been disenchanted lately so need to start getting back into the swing of things.
Hopefully I can keep it up :)
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Added on: March 26, 2012