New Maps of Hell - Bad Religion
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  • Summary: The hardcore, often political rockers return with their 14th studio album.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. It finds that the guys don't just still have it, but they sound goddamn rejuvenated, bristling with electric energy and undeniable fervor.
  2. New Maps is a terrific sounding record; at least two-thirds of it begs many repeated listens.
  3. 'New Dark Ages,' with its layered background harmonies, wall-of-sound instrumentation, and quietly propulsive drumming, is a 27-year career in a nutshell.
  4. There’s a heavy metal fence around much of New Maps of Hell that does sometimes feel new, or at least like revitalization of old habits.
  5. It's business as usual for Bad Religion, the US punk rock stalwarts recently restored to full power with the return of guitarist Brett Gurewitz. [Sep 2007, p.100]
  6. 60
    The tagets haven't changed much, and Bad Religion still hits them hard. [Aug 2007, p.98]
  7. It does nothing to distinguish itself from other BR releases and some of the premier punk albums released in the past few years, but it also can immediately trump most of the stuff being put out these days on the virtue of BR's tight and likable style.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 2 out of 12