Celebration Rock - Japandroids
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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 79
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 79
  3. Negative: 2 out of 79

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  1. Mar 9, 2013
    10
    I haven't enjoyed or connected with an album as much as I have with this one in 10 years. It makes you feel young and alive without using cheap tricks, the raw yet not messy riffs and hooks drawing you back again and again.
  2. Dec 25, 2012
    10
    Lush, vibrant guitars and brilliant drumming headline the Japandroids' "Celebration Rock". And believe me, it's just that - a celebration. I can't remember the last time a rock album hit me this hard and had me cheering and dancing this much. There's potential for this is to be one of the all-timers.
  3. Dec 19, 2012
    10
    Oh dear. What an album! I had doubts on the first listens, I wasn't sure if I was gonna listen to this again but then, man, I became addicted to this album. "The heart of Rock n' Roll is still beatin', and beatin' hard!"
  4. Dec 17, 2012
    9
    This duo is awesome! I'd really say, this short album is indie rock at its best. Their adroit phrasing and the rough tunes merge so perfectly well and there isn't any single song on this CD that isn't brililiant, however they are relatively similar to each other. I admire their style and "Celebration Rock" is definitely one of the best releases in the year 2012!
  5. Nov 9, 2012
    9
    This album is simply a blast to listen to. My personal favourite for the Polaris Prize this year. The album is so aptly named. It starts as a celebration with rock and it powers through the whole thing. Love it.
  6. Nov 6, 2012
    7
    Celebration Rock is the kind of album that gets played so loud with the windows down that the lyrics sometimes fall by the wayside. The benefits to flipping through them only enhance the summertime feel. Topics range from party hard philosophies "the Nights of Wine and Roses" to poignant yet intense last-time adventures in the night "Younger Us", and all are fittingly impulsive. However, musically the album begs for more variation. The prime example being from he most famous song, "The House That Heaven Built" which should end at three minutes yet it extends past four. The last minute containing no great variation from what happened before it winds up hurting the impact and energy of an otherwise brilliant celebration. Collapse
  7. Oct 18, 2012
    10
    'Celebration Rock' by Japandroids is probably one of the most exciting albums this year! Out of all the new albums I have listened to this year 'Celebration Rock' brings thrill to one ears with the edgy fresh tunes and and uplifting beats.

    This is definitely a listen for those alternative rockers out there!
  8. Jul 19, 2012
    10
    This album is in your face and straight to the point, and that's why I love it. I honestly haven't listened to a rock album that I've enjoyed as much as this one in a long time. Every song on this eight track album is awesome, and I highly recommend it to any fan of indie rock or just good music in general. Definitely going to be in my top 5 albums of 2012.
  9. j30
    Jun 18, 2012
    9
    Celebration Rock is miles ahead of its predecessor in production, lyrics, and fist pumping tunes. The 8 tracks are fulled fuzzed out guitar riffs and pounding drums, never overstaying their welcome. Some people may find it a bit too crunchy, definitely not an album for everybody. I find it close to perfect.
  10. Jun 18, 2012
    8
    I enjoyed this album. A lot. It might not be as good as Post-Nothing, but it's a great sophomore attempt. "The House That Heaven Built" is among one of the best rock songs this year. Each track is catchy and very upbeat. The lyrics are great too. All In All, Celebration Rock really is a celebration for indie rock. B+
  11. Jun 18, 2012
    6
    The second album of the Canadian group undoubtedly has a rather unique atmosphere depicted in songs such as even the initial "The Nights of Wine and Roses", or "Evil's Sway." The compositions are the resultant of punk vocals and a bit "dirty" garage rock playing in the noise climate. Although songs are very expressive, which are interlaced with the guitar accents or a post rock motifs ("For The Love Of Ivy") - but the album finally leaves a rather chaotic - and in spite of all the mainstream impression. Expand
  12. Jun 8, 2012
    10
    The only album for months that makes me happy because i realize that i'm not so dead inside. Who cares about hearing it at a concert or a freshman party. I'm rocking my chair right now listening to this.
  13. Jun 5, 2012
    10
    I think it's the first 10 I've given all year. Definitely the album of the year for me thus far. What the Japandroids do isn't fancy or complicated. They produce adrenaline filled rock and roll anthems. This album is loads of fun and every song on this album is strong. As well as being the best album of the year, this album also has the best track of the year so far and that is "House that Heaven Built." Expand
  14. Jun 5, 2012
    10
    It's **** loud, brilliantly fast, with some quite deep lyrics buried in the aforementioned volume, though not so deep as to be jarring and stupidly introspective in comparison to the music. But too be honest above all this it's just a **** fun album that i've danced to and sat down and listen. ITS JUST **** GOOD FUN. no better way to explain it
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Oct 30, 2012
    78
    Japandroids is bloated, angry, and absolute proof that the heart of rock & roll is still beating.
  2. Oct 12, 2012
    60
    Celebration Rock delivers more of the same good-time guitar-pop anthems about girls and night on the tiles, delivered at breakneck velocity and near-deafening volume. [Jul 2012, p.104]
  3. Jul 31, 2012
    80
    The songs punch and swerve and sway like organic beings, structured in a way that amplifies rather than hems in emotional resonance.