Material Control

Glassjaw - Material Control
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Ratings: #457 / 719
User Score
Based on 26 ratings
2017 Ratings: #360
December 1, 2017 / Release Date
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Century Media / Label
Post-Hardcore / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Sputnikmusic

Material Control doesn't cater to anything except the next rush of adrenaline, the next high; it thrives on the left turn, the bait-and-switch, that wonderful tingling moment when your blood is up and you wonder "what the fuck am I listening to"" with teeth bared.

80
Exclaim!

Material Control is an invigorating yet familiar release from the band and by far their angriest and densest music to date.

75
Northern Transmissions
For their first record in over a decade Glassjaw aren’t perfect, but that’s how we like them. Revving up the distortion and chaotic moods of the past, they craft a record that only slows down for a moment before unleashing a new vicious riff.
67
Consequence of Sound
In paying homage to seminal-but-still-underrated acts like Into Another and Mind Over Matter, Palumbo and Beck create a Glassjaw record unlike any other and not always in a good way. In doing so, they also crafted the Glassjaw record most in tune with our current reality.
66
Pitchfork

Think of Material Control as a post-hardcore Long Island tea: it’ll take you back to being a teen when you could care less what was in it and how it was mixed together. The only thing that mattered was whether you got knocked on your ass.

60
The Needle Drop
Post-hardcore veterans Glassjaw return with their first album in 15 years.
60
Clash
Was it worth that wait? That’s open to debate, but it’s definitely not an album you listen to and wish they hadn’t bothered.
AmericaanSpirit
80
A surprisingly ridged and dense epic from a before more unified group. Intense and immaculate from front to back.

BEST TRACKS: Citizen, Pompeii, Golgotha, Strange Hours, Bastille Day
twwalter
64
Favorite tracks: shira
itsyahboinoah
66
Underwhelming to say the least.
NR
Feels like a new EP. Hopefully they release some more music, maybe give Rymer something to do this time! It's got some good songs on it
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#17/Sputnikmusic
#27/Kerrang
#39/BLARE
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Track List

  1. new white extremity
  2. shira
  3. citizen
  4. golgotha
  5. strange hours
  6. bastille day
  7. pompeii
  8. bibleland 6
  9. closer
  10. my conscience weighs a ton
  11. material control
  12. cut and run
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