You're Nothing

Iceage - You're Nothing
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Based on 31 reviews
2013 Ratings: #131 / 952
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Based on 193 ratings
2013 Ratings: #124
February 19, 2013 / Release Date
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In the end, ‘You’re Nothing’ is a sort of toast: to loud music, hard drinking and the energy of the unbroken.

No Ripcord

But brooding in a deeper level of sonic misery and great hooks doesn’t necessarily make You’re Nothing the excellent punk album it manages to be, as it’s the growth the band displays throughout the album that really makes it worthwhile.


Iceage write brilliant songs; on You're Nothing, they've found a way to clarify these compositional skills without stripping away their power.

Beats Per Minute

The success of Iceage’s sophomore effort lies in the newfound earnestness of Rønnenfelt’s lyrics and vocal performance.

The 405

As a whole, You're Nothing is an engaging listen, filled with small intricacies which continue to be discovered play after play.

Pretty Much Amazing

These songs are high on energy, heavy on noise, and sloppy on rhythm – together, it’s an exhilarating rush of in-your-face songs.


'You're Nothing' is the magnificent transition from teens powered by punk angst to men mastering aggressive rock songs.

Consequence of Sound

The real takeaway from this record should be that his band is officially worth the hype they have generated, and are capable of a whole lot more than we ever anticipated.


Drawing you in precisely because it is so uncompromising and unrelenting, You’re Nothing is anything but nothing, a rare album where you can tell the artists put everything into it and you get just as much out of it.

A.V. Club

Iceage’s sophomore disc may not match the jagged punch and pulse of its debut, but it points the way toward an escape from its frigid, self-imposed cell.


Rønnenfelt’s vocals— still in the throes of puberty, mostly screamed in English, on the verge of going hoarse—carry the most weight. Broken down, his lyrics fall into standard-issue Anger 101, us-against-them territory. But it feels empty at times. 


You’re Nothing is as obtuse, noisy, amateur, and sometimes thrillingly good as its predecessor.

Under The Radar

Considering how this band is just out of their teens with two accomplished albums under their belts, the only thing more interesting than watching these songs played live will be seeing how this band grows from here.

Drowned in Sound

Despite its abrasiveness, You’re Nothing is resolutely conservative in its insular aim of pleasing the only audience that matters: Iceage themselves.

I wish I could get into Iceage. The group sounds like and feels like something I would enjoy, but the group just hasn't stuck out to me at this point in time. I'll likely keep giving them a try, but there's so many tries I can give before I give up on the outfit.

Favorite track: Morals
Candidate for favorite release of 2013. Abrasive and painfully emotional. Soundscape is amazing and keeps you're attention from beginning to end.
You're Nothing hurts a little. It's not just the title, which feels like an insult to some (maybe a reassurance for nihilists). The album itself is brutal, pounding, almost violent in it's fury. The music is great. The same thrashing punk that made New Brigade a good album makes this one an even better one. "Ecstasy" is, at it's core, a pop song with hardcore instrumentation. All these songs are, really. It's visceral and edgy, and it's all cold. Sounds ... read more
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Track List

  1. Ecstasy
  2. Coalition
  3. Interlude
  4. Burning Hand
  5. In Haze
  6. Morals
  7. Everything Drifts
  8. Wounded Hearts
  9. It Might Hit First
  10. Rodfæstet
  11. Awake
  12. You’re Nothing
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Added on: December 11, 2012