MMXII - Killing Joke
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  • Summary: An apocalyptic future is the central theme for the 15th album from the British post-punk rock band.
Score distribution:
  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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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