Endgame

  • Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2011
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. Mar 14, 2011
    70
    Rise Against are still a band with plenty to say. All the d-beats and raw vocals in the world don't mean a thing if you don't have a message you believe in.
  2. Apr 26, 2011
    70
    The most important thing to know about Endgame is that it will provide continued success for Rise Against.
  3. Mar 15, 2011
    60
    Rise Against's mastery of anthemic punk rock is second only to their mastery of being pissed off.
  4. 80
    A fine record from an ever-impressive band.
  5. Mar 15, 2011
    75
    The band is no longer preaching exclusively to the converted-and with that in mind, Endgame's outspokenness and passion sound downright vital.
  6. Mar 11, 2011
    50
    Rise Against's strident anti-ignorance messages have coursed through several albums of tightly wound, good-intentions punk.
  7. 75
    Endgame, rife with doomsday images, plays to both the band's strengths (shout-from-the-rooftops melodies) and weaknesses (a flair for the melodramatic).
  8. 70
    Endgame is inherently the follow-through of its predecessor, with additional flavors that may or may not help the cause lyrically prevalent.
  9. Mar 11, 2011
    80
    Thankfully, the band, aided by longtime producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag), have once again tapped into that intangible magic that makes them so great, and have delivered a full-on rager with Endgame.
  10. Mar 14, 2011
    70
    While speaking politely by punk standards, Rise Against still brims with a dissident perspective. Ultimately, Endgame keeps pointing toward a hopeful break from the status quo.
  11. Mar 11, 2011
    70
    While Endgame is a strong album, and certainly an honourable one, it does lack an ingredient that might be identified as magic.
  12. Mar 14, 2011
    80
    No matter which extreme you believe it to favor, Endgame sees Rise Against as fiery, passionate and motivated as ever, when it comes to their wide-reaching social commentary.
  13. Kerrang!
    Mar 18, 2011
    80
    Chicago punks mark 10-year anniversary in characteristically fiery form. [12 Mar 2011, p. 51]
  14. The record isn't bad, it's actually enjoyable. But the band has continued in its trend toward becoming more of a hard rock band and less of the punk icon it used to be.
  15. Mar 15, 2011
    80
    Rise Against have slowed their music, and in the process, have created a hell of a rock album.
  16. Mar 11, 2011
    90
    The melodies are huge, the hoarse vocals are fairly infrequent – but this is probably one of the most punk rawk albums Rise Against have recorded.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    Excellent, excellent album. Possibly their catchiest yet, but they make good use of it. Tim sounds on point through the entire album, and allExcellent, excellent album. Possibly their catchiest yet, but they make good use of it. Tim sounds on point through the entire album, and all the players continue to impress. Truly excellent. Full Review »
  2. Mar 19, 2011
    10
    love it. i absolutly love rise against and they continue to please and with them you either love em or hate em and i dont think there shouldlove it. i absolutly love rise against and they continue to please and with them you either love em or hate em and i dont think there should be a critic score for music because they will obviously be prejuduced the group just based on wheather they like the band and type of music and will not rate based on how they think the band did with thier music in this album Full Review »
  3. Apr 26, 2011
    10
    Great! Back to roots, more polished, and original spine tingling lyrics. Rise Against has succeeded in creating music that both their oldGreat! Back to roots, more polished, and original spine tingling lyrics. Rise Against has succeeded in creating music that both their old hardcore punk fans will like and their new pop rock fans will like. Full Review »