Turnstile - GLOW ON
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2021 Ratings: #9 / 737
Year End Rank: #8
User Score
2021 Ratings: #29
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Upset

With a record like ‘GLOW ON’, Turnstile are making their own rules now. Long may it continue.

100
NME
“I can sail with no direction,” Yates repeats over and over on ‘Holiday’, a highlight of an album that goes wherever it damn pleases, scorching a new path for others in their wake.
100
Kerrang!

Staggering third album GLOW ON changes the game once again. Upping the experimentation and layering on unprecedented emotional textures, its mixtape-alike 35-minute sprawl is more intricate, engaging and ambitious while feeling simultaneously even further laid back.

91
Consequence of Sound
Throughout the hook-laden album, Turnstile welcome groove and rhythm, while expanding their musical palette to include shoegaze, R&B, and even a little Bruno Mars-like reggae-pop on “New Heart Design” — yet the band’s intensity and hardcore spirit never wanes.
90
The Line of Best Fit

Glow On’s erratic genre-jumping nature might be a struggle, especially with only one track surpassing the 3-minute mark, and barely any gaps for breath, but Turnstile weave it all together in such a tight and cohesive gut-punch.

90
Northern Transmissions
If ‘Time & Space’ had Turnstile dip their toe into an ocean of varied influences, then ‘GLOW ON’ is a headfirst leap.
90
Metal Hammer
The wealth of ideas that Turnstile crowbar into their songs is ludicrous, and to do it all with such a sense of constant forward momentum is perhaps their most impressive feat.
90
FLOOD Magazine

The five-piece swim in the deep ends of their curiosity, both existentially and musically, making an unforgettable magnum opus.

90
AllMusic

Both vital and respective of the listener's time at just under 35 minutes, Glow On rolls in like a violent, late-summer storm and pummels the power grid but mercifully leaves the lights on.

85
Under The Radar
Now, diverting slightly from their standard hardcore sound, the five-piece emerges into an era of experimentation, meshing thrashing guitar riffs with subtle creative instrumentation to create jam-packed songs—most still under three minutes.
84
Paste

GLOW ON isn’t just one of the best hardcore albums of the year; it’s one of the best albums of the year in general.

84
Pitchfork

The Baltimore band’s spectacular fourth record is all groove, riffs, and passion. It is not a crossover hardcore album that looks to transcend the genre, but one that tries to elevate it to its highest visibility.

80
DIY
An invigorating, thrashing effort - which is ultimately also a lot of fun - ‘Glow On’ shows off just how innovative hardcore could become.
80
Clash
Turnstile are flexing some of their heaviest hooks yet - gliding us across nonchalant bops and hellish riffs, the Maryland five-piece have yet again come out with a bang.
80
Beats Per Minute

Glow On establishes Turnstile as a post-hardcore behemoth with a pop edge and an adept ear for melody; it impresses most when they become lost in their carefully crafted gossamer dreamscapes and dance-pop tendencies.

80
The Needle Drop

Turnstile's hardcore sound undergoes some dreamy renovations on Glow On.

75
Metal Injection
Turnstile come from the newer school of punk. They aren’t here to make statements or complain about their real lives. They are here for a good time and to make sure you have one too.
70
Exclaim!

GLOW ON is an album that is intriguing, unpredictable, heavy, groovy, ambient and loud all at the same time, and serves as Turnstile's crucial next step forward.

Doofy
91

The new riff masters.

Music_Nerds
92

I’ve always said that these guys remind me of peak The Offspring <smashing forward with 90s skate punk riffs that will make you want to drive fast windows down and throw your cheeseburger out the window directly into oncoming traffic faster than you can say Michael Douglas on your short lockdown commute>

Yes Fred Durst and Limp Bizkit are back but you should be listening to Turnstile!
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Jesusddiaz
88

wanna go out and kick something

Sjofrie
92

Glow On has a great combination of traditional hardcore and mordern pop influences while also experimenting with exciting drum grooves throughout the album.

90

FINALLY. MUSIC I CAN ENJOY WITH MY FAMILY

90

This album blew my mind. "Mystery," "Holiday," and "Fly Again" are some of the most punch-something-just-because-worthy songs I've heard in a very long time.

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Track List

1MYSTERY
2:35
83
2BLACKOUT
2:53
86
3DON'T PLAY
2:13
82
4UNDERWATER BOI
3:04
82
5HOLIDAY
2:52
86
6HUMANOID / SHAKE IT UP
1:09
75
7ENDLESS
1:58
76
8FLY AGAIN
2:31
81
9ALIEN LOVE CALL
2:56
75
10WILD WRLD
2:54
80
11DANCE-OFF
2:09
79
12NEW HEART DESIGN
2:27
81
13T.L.C. (TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION)
1:42
78
14NO SURPRISE
0:45
68
15LONELY DEZIRES
2:43
74
Total Length: 34 minutes
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Added on: July 13, 2021