Young Adults Against Suicide - Ninja High School
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  • Summary: This is the debut LP for the Toronto indie-rap collective (excuse us, the "positive hardcore dance-rap band") led by Matt Collins.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. Comes on like an in-your-face Avalanches, with elements of Pavement-style art-rock and a punk attitude thrown in for good measure. [Nov 2005, p.127]
  2. Somewhat more reminiscent of Rage Against the Machine than the Beastie Boys or Eminem, the group... is as good as any rap outfit at expressing anger; in fact, they're more eloquent than most.
  3. An album with a sharp ear and a positive, inclusive atmosphere.
  4. If I want to hear something where a load of people are having a blast and making a racket by smashing styles together and singing silly songs, I'm gonna reach for The Go! Team. They're probably just as irreverent, but they're not nearly as annoying.
  5. Young Adults Against Suicide comes off as the less talented, R-rated Beastie Boys doing PSAs.
  6. There is bad music here, to be sure, and although the intentions are good, they are expressed in the now-common nihilism of our generation, where nothing is sacred and everything is a joke.
  7. An ugly mess. [#11, p.116]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Zerbe
    Nov 27, 2005
    Totally ridiculous, fun music with mind-blowing intensity. I guess it's a Love 'Em / Hate 'Em kind of deal, but I'm definitely loving them. Awesome album. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Nov 17, 2005
    Ninja High School is fucking awesome. I worry though that the amazing live energy and fun spirit can't translate to record very well. Sad.
  3. RoxyO
    Nov 17, 2005
    Oh, my God! I've seen so many good reviews for this record online, so I bought it... I think it's great!
  4. mddd
    Nov 25, 2005
    an awesome record and an incredible live band. too bad reviewers cant settle down and have some fun.
  5. JonnyM
    Jul 10, 2006
    One of the few CD's recently that has a permanate spot in my player. It's like hyperactive Beastie Boys. They are even better live. Can't wait til the next release! Expand
  6. DavidC
    Dec 21, 2005
    I'm surprised how many reviews say this is a two-dimensional band that's about partying and nihilism. The lyrics are on the website, and they're best part. Some of the songs could use some work, but Film/Video and Jam Band Death Cult are amazing. Expand
  7. JJ
    Nov 17, 2005
    I've seen these kids open for The Go! Team and they're, without a doubt, one of the worst acts I've ever seen. Someone please shut them up. Expand

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