Supernova

Nova Twins - Supernova
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2022 Ratings: #4 / 397
User Score
Based on 152 ratings
2022 Ratings: #270
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Distorted Sound
If you’re wondering where to start with NOVA TWINS, this album is where you need to be. This is a triumph for a band who are only going to get bigger.
100
DIY
Never has an album title been better chosen - the duo are at the centre of a brightly burning, ever-expanding sonic explosion, all of their own making, and just like a supernova, it is utterly stunning to witness. Bow down to the queens.
100
Dork
Some say they don’t make bands like they used to. With Nova Twins, that’s true – but in the best possible way.
100
NME
The London duo's debut album 'Who Are The Girls?' was an abrasive declaration of intent. This follow-up is bigger in every way imaginable.
100
The Telegraph

Supernova, the duo’s second album, is a kaleidoscopic mosh-pit in which disparate genres are not so much traversed as smashed together.

80
The Line of Best Fit

On their sophomore album, Amy Love and Georgia South marry politically charged lyricism with a searing amalgamation of genres, producing an album that practically begs to be experienced in a full-throttle live setting.

80
Gigwise

In a fairly barren landscape of heavy guitar-led groups in the mainstream, Nova Twins buck that trend and Supernova (with the tracks perhaps standing out better on their own rather than as a collection) is an excellent second step in the band’s journey which promises so much more to come.

80
Kerrang!

Supernova basks in its own raw originality and kicks any naysayers to the curb with its unforgettable impact.

80
The Guardian
The genre-splicing pair’s sharp, concise songwriting makes for a mindblowing blast of distorted noise-pop – and destroys the narrative about who gets to make rock music.
80
Clash
Overall, ‘Supernova’ is exactly what it says on the tin - a bright burst of energy that will leave you awe-struck.
80
Metal Hammer
From smashing genre boundaries to fighting for inclusivity in the metal scene, Supernova is a sign of things to come.
80
The Forty-Five

There’s no concession to ‘playing nice’ at any point, and ‘Supernova’ is all the better for it.

70
Classic Rock

Around their 2020 debut album Who Are The Girls?, the duo's hyper-charged clash of modernist metal, rap, industrial rock and snaking R&B drew comparisons to Enter Shikari and The Prodigy, and this second album brings the heft and enormity to make them serious contenders.

surlace
30

I feel icky listening to this. The vocals are so annoying and it's trying so hard to be artistically edgy. I can appreciate the mix of sounds on this album, each song has it's own identity, but it's horribly grating to slog through the bad tracks to get to the moderately high points that aren't even strong enough to justify the experience.

TheCarioca
52

Power (Intro) - 2/5
Antagonist - 3/5
Cleopatra - 3/5
K.M.B. - 2/5
Fire & Ice - 3/5
Puzzles - 3/5
A Dark Place for Somewhere Beautiful - 3/5
Toolbox - 3/5
Choose Your Fighter - 2/5
Enemy - 2/5
Sleep Paralysis - 3/5

chinz
85

A nice, fun collection of industrial rap rock bangers. All of the singles were S-tier, and a few of the new tracks hit hard also, but after 6 or 7 tracks in, everything just started blending together, and a couple cuts became super forgettable. I'll be coming back to this one a lot for sure.

68

Whilst it is certainly a refreshing and much-needed change of pace to see this sort of music performed by women (and women of colour at that), I felt that the music itself on this album was a bit hit-or-miss. Many of the songs felt the same with very few standouts over the half-hour runtime. Everything was competently performed yes, but there wasn't anything on this record that I felt elevated it above "quite good".

Highlights - Antagonist, Sleep Paralysis

NTTR
50

Nova Twins - Supernova

Genre: Punk Rock
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 50% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 532th / 543

Highlight: Sleep Paralysis

Made me think of:
Poppy
Code Orange
Dream Nails

JobieJunoh
65

Bad lyrics, but fun production. Good overall

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Track List

1Power (Intro)
0:54
63
2Antagonist
3:06
76
3Cleopatra
3:30
72
4K.M.B.
3:15
74
5Fire & Ice
2:53
71
6Puzzles
2:41
73
7A Dark Place for Somewhere Beautiful
3:32
75
8Toolbox
2:34
74
9Choose Your Fighter
2:15
65
10Enemy
2:51
66
11Sleep Paralysis
3:19
77
Total Length: 30 minutes
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Added on: February 2, 2022