• Record Label: Epitaph
  • Release Date: Jan 22, 2013
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Jan 25, 2013
    60
    True North shows flashes of their earlier work, and is a step up from their last album, 2010's The Dissent of Man, in terms of aggression.
  2. Jan 18, 2013
    60
    Bad Religion see no reason to mess with the formula. [Feb 2013, p.98]
  3. Feb 7, 2013
    60
    The 16 tracks sound similar after repeat listens, but if you think time has mellowed the band, guess again.
  4. Jan 24, 2013
    60
    While there are few surprises, there is much to enjoy. [Feb 2013, p.101]
  5. Jun 4, 2013
    60
    There’s nothing intrinsically wrong with the Lemonheads-style chug of the remainder, though it plants its flag firmly in the same sonic terrain they occupied during 2010’s The Dissent Of Man.
  6. Jan 18, 2013
    60
    The band excel at giving fans perfectly plotted two-minute bursts of disgust and attrition, epitomised by the splendidly immature, "F*** You." [Feb 2013, p.69]
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 6, 2015
    9
    This is Bad Religion's best album since probably 1992's "Generator", my favorite album by them. It's not that their latest albums have beenThis is Bad Religion's best album since probably 1992's "Generator", my favorite album by them. It's not that their latest albums have been bad, well not all of them anyway...yeah, No Substance, we're looking at you... but none have been as an instantly classically great as this one. It has everything we've always loved about Bad Religion-the punchy rhythms, the guitar solos, the vocal harmonies, the lyrics, etc. Full Review »
  2. Apr 11, 2015
    9
    30 minutes of Bad Religion's typical smart lyrics and adrenaline rush. The entire album is perfectly summarized in the song **** You".30 minutes of Bad Religion's typical smart lyrics and adrenaline rush. The entire album is perfectly summarized in the song **** You". "Sorrow", however, is a satiric and emotional retelling of the story of Job. Sorrow specifically doesn't get enough credit, and is one of the finest songs the band has produced.Great album, BR never disappoints its fans. Full Review »
  3. Mar 13, 2013
    9
    True North is the first important release of 2013, and it is an excellent work by Greg Graffin and all the other guys. There are many goodTrue North is the first important release of 2013, and it is an excellent work by Greg Graffin and all the other guys. There are many good songs and You is really exciting. No bad songs, although I don't like Vanity very much. Obviously it's not No Control, but it sounds very good. Full Review »