Fucked Up - One Day
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2023 Ratings: #7 / 51
User Score
Based on 142 ratings
2023 Ratings: #40
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Slant Magazine
The Canadian hardcore band manages to fit a surprising amount of stylistic variety into their shortest album to date.
100
The Skinny
Written and recorded in one day, Fucked Up's latest album is staggering, and arguably the purest and fullest expression of the band in its current form.
100
Kerrang!
Much of the music is constructed with the careful precision of pop music. In fact, were it not for the sandpaper vocals of Damian Abraham, this would be an album that owes as much to pop as it does to punk.
90
Metal Injection

Overall, One Day is not only another oddball shaped feather in Fucked Up’s oddball-shaped cap, but it’s an experiment that has gleaned wildly successful results as it stands as a monument to spontaneity, thinking on the fly and the power of immediate inspiration.

90
PopMatters

Fucked Up’s One Day possesses a brightness and sense of happiness that’s addictive and optimistic, even if the lyrics at times insinuate the opposite.

85
Under The Radar
It’s a remarkably sure-footed, brilliantly confident record and one that condenses the greatness of Fucked Up into a bite size treat. It’s a welcome, exhilarating release that, even in its darker moments, manages to uplift and inspire. It may have been smashed out in just a day, but it’s the kind of record you’ll be coming back to for years.
80
Mojo
With hardcore canticles borne aloft by heroic twin-guitar motifs and frontman Damian Abraham's bellicose howl, the album strikes their keenest fusion yet of brawn and tunefulness.
80
Metal Hammer
Canadian hardcore experimentalists rise to the challenge of writing and recording an album in a single day.
80
Exclaim!
The Toronto outfit have consistently eschewed conventional takes on their hardcore punk foundations for over two decades, instead preferring to dive headfirst into elaborate thematic conceits with the kind of ambitious zeal worthy of the most intentionally complex '70s prog-rock staples.
80
AllMusic

One Day is brimming with energy and the barely contained desire to be heard over the shouting of those around them; it's as viscerally effective as anything Fucked Up have ever recorded and smart enough to speak to the mind as well as the heart.

80
Record Collector
A taut eruption of throat-tearing ferocity, classic-rock wallop and quick-thinking lyricism results, with not a moment wasted.
75
Pitchfork
With anthemic hardcore hooks and unabashed lyrics about the power of love, the Toronto band’s latest album radiates fired-up joy.
71
Paste

It’s not as if that man-made construct diminished the brawn or the brilliance of Fucked Up on One Day. These songs are, per usual, towering monuments to the power of well-played electric guitars; dense thickets of thrilling rock ’n’ roll.

70
The Line of Best Fit

One Day takes what could have been an inhibiting concept, and turns it into something wonderful. This album is diverse, thoughtful and – most importantly – rewarding. It’s not the strongest work of Fucked Up’s career - but it may very well be the most thrilling.

70
No Ripcord

They deliver one unforced, shout-out anthem after another—mirroring the immediate tunefulness of their Canadian counterparts Japandroids' Celebration Rock.

70
DIY

For the most part ... this bold experiment pays off, and Fucked Up can be admired for their ambition as much as they can for their enviable productivity.

70
Uncut
An album that captures an in-the-moment intensity but gives it a good polish.
Whynot
85

This is so good.

Year of the Horse was incredible but definitely too much for too many people (playlist culture imo) so, here they are again, this time with a friendly 40 minutes release, ideal for the mass consumption.

The good thing is that these guys are capable to engage you with the same intensity in a 40 or a 90 minutes ride, because they are impressivelly full of soul (which, off topic, is probably the reason why this type of music it is going to be so difficult to be copy for any AI ... read more

Sykelone
65

While it's fun and quirky, it's not really my preference. It comes across more noisy than I was originally expecting, but it's not bad considering that. Also - written and recorded in a single day? Huge props.

TheCarioca
66

Found - 4/5
I Think I Might Be Weird - 3/5
Huge New Her - 3/5
Lords of Kensington - 4/5
Broken Little Boys - 3/5
Nothing's Immortal - 3/5
Falling Right Under - 3/5
One Day - 3/5
Cicada - 4/5
Roar - 3/5

TruLad69
80

A complete antithesis to year of of the horse and is all the better for it (even tho I also really liked that record).

This has so much joy and repeatability.

ACopWithAClub
8

Holy shit. This is really bad. Skull emoji skull emoji skull emoji.

WHAT HAPPENED??? every time the band came across a cool little musical passage it would be ruined by these really grating, EXTREMELY gravelly screaming vocals. It almost sounded like a metal Tom Waits… and I do not like Tom Waits lol. This was just unfathomable though. I can respect Tom Waits voice even if it is incredibly harsh, but this is just insane. It’s the worst parts of metalcore mixed with gravel. I was ... read more

Winter018
68

It's a really fun project, keeps the atmosphere moving and the energy that assembles remembers a lot the first 90s

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Track List

1Found
3:49
71
2I Think I Might Be Weird
3:17
58
3Huge New Her
4:18
66
4Lords of Kensington
4:08
70
5Broken Little Boys
2:47
64
6Nothing's Immortal
3:00
59
7Falling Right Under
4:22
60
8One Day
5:02
65
9Cicada
4:29
71
10Roar
4:44
64
Total Length: 40 minutes
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Added on: October 25, 2022