MMXII

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  • Summary: An apocalyptic future is the central theme for the 15th album from the British post-punk rock band.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 9, 2012
    90
    Make a point of hearing one of the angriest, most intelligent, and subtly hopeful albums of 2012.
  2. Metal Hammer (UK)
    May 9, 2012
    90
    With MMXII they've hit the ball clean out of the stadium. [May 2012, p.102]
  3. May 9, 2012
    80
    MMX11 is unexpectedly loaded with similarly bomb-laden gems.
  4. Mojo
    May 9, 2012
    80
    The overall vibe is: It's a time for extremes, for ear damage, and KJ--ever exemplary in reactivation--deliver 'em in spades. [May 2012, p.83]
  5. May 9, 2012
    70
    Overall, it's a very worthy addition to their legendary catalog--and that should say enough.
  6. Nov 1, 2012
    70
    The lyrics are still full of cutting observations and social critiques (take the anti-capitalism slant of "Corporate Elect," for example), but the urgency driving 2010's Absolute Dissent has shifted into something more akin to a sense of anticipation.
  7. Q Magazine
    Jun 20, 2012
    60
    At times, strangely purging - and almost euphoric - most of MMXII still sounds like the end of civilisation as we know it. [Jun 2012, p.106]

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 26, 2012
    7
    Although the whole album by Killing Joke - "MMXII" has a strongly apocalyptic and at times terrifying tone - but also you can't dismissAlthough the whole album by Killing Joke - "MMXII" has a strongly apocalyptic and at times terrifying tone - but also you can't dismiss noticing its scrolling post punk and industrial metal motives. The album reveals its best qualities if we treat it as a whole, than if we take into judgement the separate fragments - which are taken out of context may seem at least strange. Expand