The Overload

Yard Act - The Overload
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2022 Ratings: #1 / 16
User Score
Based on 3 ratings
January 21, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
Post-Punk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Forty-Five
Yard Act live up to the hype on their witty and inventive debut album.
100
DIY
‘The Overload’ lives up to its hype with flying colours. Brilliantly constructed to unfurl like some sordid soap opera of Brexit Britain, it brims with vignettes populated by instantly-recognisable caricatures of the now.
100
Dork
We hope the rest of 2022’s musical output is as good as this album.
90
Uncut

A grab-bag of urgent pub-funk grooves, underpinned by abrasive Burnel-esque bass growls, sardonic chants and hooky shards of guitar make for a debut album bursting with character.

90
musicOMH

It may be early to start taking notes on the Album Of The Year, but the smart money says The Overload will be there or thereabouts.

90
Northern Transmissions

The more you listen to ‘The Overload’, the more you uncover, it’s a record of copious nooks and crannies ... it’s fucking brilliant – listen to it, love it and never let it go.

90
The Line of Best Fit

As full of humour and darkly clever lyrics as it is humility and hope, The Overload is an album of deeply relatable storytelling for the plight of the ordinary people.

80
Mojo

An exhilarating record by a band not only thriving under pressure but already finding new ways to adapt to its force.

80
Gigwise

Yard Act make their opening statement with aplomb on The Overload. An album as silly as it is eclectic, gleefully cheeky as it is fiercely intelligent.

80
The Skinny
Yard Act live up to the hype on their surprisingly versatile debut album.
80
NME
The Leeds band's debut is a wild ride through their Yorkshire upbringing, and the curly characters they picked up along the way.
70
Loud and Quiet
More passive than protesting, the band’s bleak observations of modern life come served up with a helping of irresistible groove.
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1h
i have no idea if this is gonna be actually good or another one of those Prioritize Pleasure and For Those I Love type albums that gets praised by critics despite not being that good, so i'm intrigued
3h
seems like publications are hyping this up more than users are

i mean i like it but idk it feels weird
7h
I’m skeptical because of the high critic scores I won’t lie, but hear’s hoping it’s goof
1d
Words cannot describe how exited I am for this, the dark days EP is excellent and every single for this album has been above an 8/10 for me
1d
I like all the singles a lot, but I can’t help but feeling that Land of the Blind is just next level compared to the other 4.
1d
Imagine giving it a low score bc it's the best album of the year for now for critics lmfao y'all babies.
1d
I get no bitches-core
1d
I can see the hype machine slowing to a halt if the rest of the album is anything like "Rich"
4d
2022's answer to Squid- Bright Green Field
4d
I’m actually really excited for this one, def could be one of the better records of 2022
zwose
NR

Sounds like if history bombs made a band like bro 😭 there's no way this is 88 rated

NR

terrible album

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Added on: September 7, 2021