No Guts. No Glory.

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  • Summary: The Australian rock band formed by brothers, Joel and Ryan O'Keeffe releases its second full-length studio album.

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Blonde, Bad And Beautiful
Blonde bad and beautiful In the lost summer sun With her tight dress painted on Fahrenheit 101 She got the long legs to prove it The back end to move... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. This raucous collection of three-minute knee-tremblers, however, is as close as it gets [to a live show]. Swilling whiskey and spitting gravel, over-driven and over here, this is aural Prozac for the 21st century.
  2. Q Magazine
    80
    Priapic pub rock of the very highest voltage. [Apr 2010, p.106]
  3. Although not original at all, ‘No Guts. No Glory’ is another strong, balls-out full-length from the brothers O’Keeffe and co.
  4. It’s actually the mid-tempo songs where No Guts. No Glory. starts to flag, as “No Way But the Hard Way” and “Blonde, Bad and Beautiful” coast along, feeling lazy while the other 11 songs at the very least feel impassioned.
  5. A record like this stands or falls by the guitar riffs, and there's no gainsaying the ludicrous, joyful power of the crashing Gibson SGs at work here.
  6. Looking for a testosterone-heavy rock album that is 100 percent ballad-free? Airbourne have created quite an offering — in the form of No Guts. No Glory.
  7. Using neanderthalic rhymes that MC Hammer would be proud of, the lyrics are in your face and exclusively concern rock ‘n’ roll, girls, drinking and partying.

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  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Oct 28, 2011
    3
    An album that never hits the sweet spot its predecessor did, and never catches stride. This album suffers from the sophomore slump that manyAn album that never hits the sweet spot its predecessor did, and never catches stride. This album suffers from the sophomore slump that many musicians and bands experience. But, for Airbourne, it's much worse than a slump. The main problem is that the album drags its feet and feels extremely repetitive. The guitar work in their debut album was tightly constructed and executed very well. On this album, the total opposite happened. None of the riffs, solos, or songs feel original. They all feel recycled, rehashed, and reused. This leads to a dissapointing listening experience for anyone unlucky enough to give this album a listen. One of, if not the worst album I have listened to this decade; 'No Guts. No Glory' follows its name and receives no praise for treading popular territory. Expand
  2. Aug 27, 2010
    2
    The first album coasted on pure energy of dumb rock and roll I-like-AC/DC fun. This one is just dumb and it would take some serious punchingThe first album coasted on pure energy of dumb rock and roll I-like-AC/DC fun. This one is just dumb and it would take some serious punching up in all departments just to make it not insulting to the ears and the matter between. Collapse