Black Foxxes - REIðI
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #19 / 830
User Score
Based on 157 ratings
2018 Ratings: #437
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Drowned in Sound
This is music for dark nights and bright mornings. Music for the cold, the lonely and the loved all at once. Music to wrap yourself in and make your own. It’s drama and joy and thrilling noise, and you need to hear it now.
100
Upset
Wildly confident and carefully constructed, the record dances as Black Foxxes have fun showing off just how far they can explore. 'Reiði' is wild and untamed, swerving in any direction it pleases but at no point does it feel unruly. Black Foxxes know what they're doing, and they do it well.
90
The Line of Best Fit

Resolute in its delivery and steadfast in its ambition, Black Foxxes have delivered an album that’s both hauntingly fragile, aggressively unapologetic and arguably one of the strongest releases of the year.

80
The 405

Translating from old Norse as “rage”, there’s oddly little vitriolic anger on direct display on REIðI. Instead, this is a record which smoulders internally. If there’s rage, it’s the kind that burns a hole from the inside out.

80
DIY
They continue to create and deliver captivatingly unique songs, further cementing themselves as one of the most exciting bands in British alternative rock.
80
Dork
Having toured for years and climbing festival bills, with ‘REIðI’ finds Black Foxxes ready to step out on their own.
HatchThePlan
40
bland and trite alt rock bloated to death with all the possible clichés of its genre, both musically and lyrically
sad to see once-decent sites like DiS sell out and agree to advertise this bs as a 10/10 masterpiece
Midline
85
I still stand by my opinion that Black Foxxes had one of the most impressive debuts of the past 5 years and that record was the most overlooked album of 2016. I don't think this is as good as the debut but, this album really makes me excited to see the future of this band. It's a much more tame outing and definitely more rock then their debut, which was definitely more on the punk spectrum. They still have the energy on tracks like Joy but it's very sparce. Maybe I'm over hyping this band but ... read more
82
Whoa! Talk about an emotional roller coaster. With no definitive tone to the album, it’s a mystery at what the atmosphere was like upon recording. I’m sure the people who helped worked on this project experienced several flashes of goosebumps throughout recording. The fucking chills that vocalist/guitarist Mark Holley’s voice strike leave me musing over the album for hours after listening. This is a remarkable project made by very talented and capable musicians that I hope ... read more
Barelydead
60
An average alternative rock album, not horrible but not good either bland and predictable with few exceptions.

Highlights:"Flowers"
tha138
60
Less imaginative and more compromised, their sophomore album has a tasteless balance, neither annoying nor pleasant, that follows strictly the instructions of drama-rock.
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Year End Lists

#7/Drowned in Sound
#7/Upset

Track List

  1. Breathe
  2. Manic in Me
  3. Sæla
  4. The Big Wild
  5. Oh, It Had To Be You
  6. Joy
  7. Am I Losing It
  8. Flowers
  9. Take Me Home
  10. Float On
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Added on: November 7, 2017