Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Modern Ruin
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2017 Ratings: #410 / 722
User Score
Based on 32 ratings
2017 Ratings: #442
January 27, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

86
GIGsoup
The band have made a bold step by experimenting with their sound so soon into their career but it only reinforces their mantra that they’re a band that aren’t here to knock on the door and wait for an answer, they’re here to blow the door off its hinges.
80
NME
Don’t come to ‘Modern Ruin’ looking to be cheered up then, but if it’s catharsis you’re after, there’s nothing more fitting.
70
Exclaim!

Modern Ruin is a solid, well-balanced effort that showcases Frank Carter's versatility as an artist while pleasing fans of his previous work.

70
God Is in the TV
It is extremely encouraging to see an artist develop themselves to this extent and I, for one, am intrigued to see which path he follows next.
60
The Skinny
Unfortunately ... Carter has a tendency to call on his inner Billy Idol when he should be channelling Ian MacKaye (see Wild Flowers) and there are definitely times when the band sounds like Therapy fronted by Infected-era Matt Johnson (Vampires, we’re looking at you).
60
Clash
While there’s certainly more emphasis on melody this time around, it’s brought about through noticeably more mature, more refined compositions. Is this the sound of Frank Carter growing up?
60
No Ripcord
If they’re after a brutish catharsis, they’ll be feasting on this record, but the almost mellifluous production of the record deodorises the stink that should accompany the piss-soaked, serrated guitars, ultimately sanding down a product that should rip all in its path to pieces.
50
Drowned in Sound
The one major criticism that inescapably must be levelled, and unfortunately it is a major one, is that this record is just so forgettable.
85
Hard and Melodic.
77
Bluebelle 8/10
Lullaby 9/10
Snake Eyes 6/10
Vampires 10/10
Wild Flowers 10/10
Acid Veins 6/10
God Is My Friend 5/10
Jackals 6/10
Thunder 7/10
Real Life 7/10
Modern Ruin 8/10
Neon Rust 10/10
72
1. Bluebelle - 8.0
2. Lullaby - 9.0
3. Snake Eyes - 7.0
4. Vampires - 6.0
5. Wild Flowers - 9.5
6. Acid Veins - 5.5
7. God Is My Friend - 6.5
8. Jackals - 6.0
9. Thunder - 6.5
10. Real Life - 7.0
11. Modern Ruin - 8.5
12. Neon Rust - 7.5

87/120 - 72.5/100
Einyel
77
Arctic Monkeys + Queens Of The Stone Age + Punk rock + Melancholy = Modern Ruin.
A bit irregular, but the first half is some of the best rock I've listened to this year, and Neon Rust is a truly beautiful and emotional ending.
Looking forward what's next.
VinylHound83
72
Bluebelle - 9/10
Lullaby - 7/10
Snake Eyes - 6/10
Vampires - 8/10
Wild Flowers - 10/10
Acid Veins - 7/10
God Is My Friend - 6/10
Jackals - 4/10
Thunder - 9/10
Real Life - 5/10
Modern Ruin - 7/10
Neon Rust - 8/10

Overall Rating: 86 out of 120 = 72%
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Track List

  1. Bluebelle
  2. Lullaby
  3. Snake Eyes
  4. Vampires
  5. Wild Flowers
  6. Acid Veins
  7. God Is My Friend
  8. Jackals
  9. Thunder
  10. Real Life
  11. Modern Ruin
  12. Neon Rust
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