Take Control

Slaves - Take Control
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2016 Ratings: #677 / 760
User Score
Based on 25 ratings
2016 Ratings: #433
September 30, 2016 / Release Date
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Virgin EMI / Label
Garage Punk / Genres
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DalekTurret32
96
Spit It Out [97]
Hypnotised [100]
Consume Or Be Consumed [95]
Take Control [98]
Mr. Industry (Skit) {IGNORING}
Rich Man [94]
Play Dead [98]
Lies [97]
Fuck The Hi-Hat {IGNORING, 97}
Gary (Skit) {IGNORING}
People That You Meet [99]
Steer Clear [97]
Cold Hard Floor [99]
STD's/PHD's [93]
Angelica [88] (-)
Same Again [97]

Top 5:

5. Take Control
4. Play Dead
3. Cold Hard Floor
2. People That You Meet
1. Hypnotised
77
I'm a big fan of Slaves and love the music they're producing right now. It's punk, it's different, and it's modern. The only problem I see with Slaves is the lack of progression in their music and limitations they face being a two-piece punk-rock band. Despite this, I have no doubt that Laurie and Isaac will experiment with new ideas and concepts to continue progressing their sound and produce more loud, obnoxious albums in the future.

1. Spit It Out - 9.5
2. Hypnotised - 8.0
3. Consume Or ... read more
blinkclyro
50
While tracks like Steer Clear and Fuck The Hi Hat do enough to make you feel like Slaves have evolved at all since their last venture as well as managing to spice up the overly long running time of this record, too much filler and not enough killer seems to be Slave’s Achilles’s heel. Unless the band manage to seriously shake up their sound like many duos before them have then Slaves stand the chance of becoming an old relic of the early 2010’s instead the breath of fresh air ... read more
Bjartolini
78
With more diversity and new sounds this time around, Slaves puts out a very mixed feelings record. The record starts off extremely well with tracks like Spit it Out, Consume or Be Consumed and Rich Man, but from Lies and forward it's not every song that works quite well, with weird production choices and kind of unshure song structures it kind of gets dulled out for a while, i would actually go as far as to say that the only good songs on Side B are People that you Meet and Same again. If the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Spit It Out
  2. Hypnotised
  3. Consume Or Be Consumed
  4. Take Control
  5. Mr Industry (Skit)
  6. Rich Man
  7. Play Dead
  8. Lies
  9. Fuck the Hi-Hat
  10. Gary (Skit)
  11. People That You Meet
  12. Steer Clear
  13. Cold Hard Floor
  14. STD's / PHD's
  15. Angelica
  16. Same Again
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