You're Nothing

Iceage - You're Nothing
Critic Score
Based on 31 reviews
2013 Ratings: #131 / 952
User Score
Based on 187 ratings
2013 Ratings: #114
February 19, 2013 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
NME

In the end, ‘You’re Nothing’ is a sort of toast: to loud music, hard drinking and the energy of the unbroken.

90
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.

86
Pitchfork

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

85
Beats Per Minute

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

85
The 405

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

83
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.

80
DIY

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

80
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.

80
PopMatters

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.

75
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.

74
Paste

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. 

70
musicOMH

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

70
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.

60
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.

Dec 1, 2013
Iansallgirlband
96
Candidate for favorite release of 2013. Abrasive and painfully emotional. Soundscape is amazing and keeps you're attention from beginning to end.
Jun 4, 2013
FinalLifeline
80
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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Added on: December 11, 2012