Young Adults Against Suicide - Ninja High School

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. An album with a sharp ear and a positive, inclusive atmosphere.
  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. 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]
  4. Young Adults Against Suicide is fun but two-dimensional.
  5. 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.
  6. Young Adults Against Suicide comes off as the less talented, R-rated Beastie Boys doing PSAs.
  7. An ugly mess. [#11, p.116]
  8. 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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. 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! Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. AdamW
    Dec 15, 2005
    Hey guys I'm pretty sure that this is to review the very solid record not the show that you went to and didn't enjoy because you were to busy being a pretentious jerk to have a good time. Full Review »