Outrage! Is Now

Death From Above - Outrage! Is Now
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2017 Ratings: #774 / 898
User Score
Based on 176 ratings
2017 Ratings: #325
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Clash

With this foundation of sound rooted firmly back in place, the band are now free to start breaking the firm rules they have always worked within to surpass, rather than just equal, the quality of their early releases.

80
AllMusic

It's a vital document to wave in front of anyone who says rock is dead, because one listen to any DFA song is enough to prove that argument DOA.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Death From Above might have pulled their brand of wreckage rock even further towards the dance floor with this, yet it still manages to further the rawness and execution they’ve become so mythical for.

80
The Needle Drop

Death From Above slay with a hard rock-inspired direction on their latest album, Outrage! Is Now.

80
The Independent

Outrage! Is Now is a deeply satisfying record to listen to, and one that the band seem to have had fun making. It’s sarcastic, witty, and the best thing they’ve produced so far.

75
Northern Transmissions

While it may not be as memorable as their previous records, this one still proves Death From Above’s reunion was worth it.

73
Pitchfork

The Toronto dance-punk duo’s new album sees them embracing maturity, bringing in more reflection, more funk, more production finesse, and—crucially—more hooks.

69
GIGsoup

The third album from Death From Above contains scattered brilliance. Their long-established breed of dance-punk is presented here as more polished, catchy and groovy. Unfortunately, a good third of the tracklist falls short of the rest.

60
NOW Magazine

Grainger and Keeler are now more than six years into their reunion, but it’s still hard to listen to these songs without making knee-jerk comparisons to their early work (which, let’s face it, offered more thrills).

50
Consequence of Sound

This apparent quest for new sounds produced Death from Above’s belated sophomore slump, a collection of songs that finds the duo pulled in directions that play against their strengths and makes them sound, for the first time, a little dull.

30
The 405
Sure they’re louder than ever before, but that abrasiveness and that sense of the unexpected has gone. Since their reformation it’s become clearer that they are not the band they once were, and that really is a shame.
30
Tiny Mix Tapes

The shallow cynicism and apathy that animates so many of its songs are under-interrogated by its writers, instead finding form as a pessimist’s non-committal, inconclusive pouting.

CLJesse
64
Guys he's frozen we gotta help him :(
7rent
80
DFA strikes GOLD once again; though this time around, they are incorporating catchier hooks and a hard rock sound that doesn't sacrifice their usual dance-punk formula.

And after hearing this, I am expecting the boys to come through with another great record later this week. Can they go 4/4???

Favorite Tracks: Nomad, Freeze Me, Never Swim Alone, Statues, All I C Is U & Me, Nvr 4Evr, Holy Books

Least Favorite: Outrage! Is Now
ElectricMess
NR
I don't care what anyone says, this album kicks so much ass
FritoRio
75
Good
LZGray
70
Okay THIS is the album that I wanted The Physical World to be. It's crushing, it's intense, it's got all the great dance grooves that are signature to the band... and yet it doesn't go far enough. Some of the performances are extreme and exaggerated, almost to a fault at points, and it feels a bit more one-dimensional, less adventurous than The Physical World. Yet what I love about this one is that the songwriting and intensity is at full force, producing some of the most compelling melodies ... read more
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Added on: August 15, 2017