No Grace

PAWS - No Grace
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2016 Ratings: #361 / 872
User Score
Based on 20 ratings
June 17, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
FatCat / Label
Suggest a Genre
Abuse of this feature may prevent future contributions from your account. / Website
Sign In to rate and review


The Skinny

What makes No Grace feel most like a breezy treat is its fatalistic slant, as Phillip Taylor’s lyrics weigh up life’s daily struggles before concluding that they’re just not worth the worry.

The Line of Best Fit

While pop-punk is still very much at the heart of what PAWS are doing, No Grace feels far less self-deprecating than much of their peers’ material, and far less interested in stories of romance or heartbreak. Instead it’s about celebrating what time we have left and with who we have left, however short. Carpe diem.

Drowned in Sound

No Grace is raw, quick and dirty, just as rock 'n roll was always intended. Glorious stuff.

Under The Radar

No Grace is the sound of a band surpassing the bands on their T-shirts in terms of cultural relevance and effortlessness.

PAWS haven't gone the way of polished pop-punk. Rather, it's more of a spit-shined sound, with fuzzy but folky chords, savoury harmonies and some big choruses that'll draw fans of Japandroids.

While the added mainstream polish, hooky melodies, and guidance from blink-182's bassist do make No Grace sound distinctly like a big pop-punk record, PAWS' attitude here is ultimately more sober as they trade in some of the wit and exuberance of their earlier outings for more adult-oriented themes.

For those who like their breed of punk rock to be angelically abrasive and rollicking righteous with a snarling bite, look no further than this third release from Scottish trio PAWS.
As an experiment, ‘No Grace’ could go further. But PAWS continue to have fuzz defining their every step.
Lá vamos nós com Pop Punk em 2016. Nada contra, na verdade. O emo revival tem trazido algumas boas surpresas...não é o caso deste álbum. Com alguma microfonia, pedais e distorções nas guitarras, essa banda tenta trazer certa individualidade ao seu som. Além disso, suas letras seguem um estilo e "story-telling" meio melancólico que até tem algo a entregar, o que traz certo apelo a algumas canções. Ainda ... read more
Purchasing No Grace from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, erik, philthy
Become a Donor
Donor badge, no ads + more benefits.

Track List

  1. No Grace
  2. N/A
  3. Impermanent
  4. Gone so Long
  5. Complete Contempt
  6. Gild the Lily
  7. Empire State
  8. Salt Lake
  9. Clarity
  10. Asthmatic
Sign in to comment
No one has said anything yet.

Added on: March 3, 2016