You're Nothing

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2013
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
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  1. Apr 11, 2013
    60
    For as strong as much of the material on You’re Nothing may be, it is an uneven record, without the focus or pacing of its predecessor.
  2. Feb 13, 2013
    60
    Despite its abrasiveness, You’re Nothing is resolutely conservative in its insular aim of pleasing the only audience that matters: Iceage themselves.
  3. Feb 19, 2013
    50
    You're Nothing provides another solid 12 tracks of loud, bleak teenage ennui, but with a comparative lack of genre diversity.
  4. Feb 14, 2013
    40
    Presumably the sense that it might all fall apart at any moment is meant to convey quite how wild and couldn't-give-a-toss they are, even though it means the brutal attack of the music is lost in exchange.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 19, 2013
    7
    With You’re Nothing, Iceage, a Danish Punk band bring us their second album. It’s not all Punk though, and you can see this in first trackWith You’re Nothing, Iceage, a Danish Punk band bring us their second album. It’s not all Punk though, and you can see this in first track “Ecstasy” which channels some post-punk and their are also some Noise Rock vibes flowing through the album. But the first track works really well going back and forth from Hardcore Punk to Post-Punk. The vocals on the album is how I feel the vocals should have been on Bring Me The Horizon’s latest album, they should take note.

    The album stays energetic for it’s entire length of not even thirty minuets, but it is still longer than White Lung’s Sorry. The only track where there is a lack of energy is in “Interlude” which feels out of place because of this. It’s not as if it’s at 1:44 but it’s unnecessary, it doesn’t tie two songs together, it doesn’t really work as an intro, it’s just sat there.

    The album cruises along at a constant pace of Punk, feeling aggressive on “Burning Hand” and “In Haze” but not quite going to the sound of the album’s opener. But this is where we get to the bass heavy tracks “Morals” and “Everything Drifts.”

    “Morals” starts with the bass plodding along at an energetic pace with piano in the background, it feels very light but moody. The tempo changes for the chorus and it really gets going. The whole song works well with this blend of an unusual verse chorus formula, it’s like a roller-coaster that you want to turn up really loud and head-bang to.

    “Everything Drifts” gives us bass and more bass with a bass intro and a bass break. It’s one of the more old school Punk moments on the album. I feel the modern sounding vocals that sing more than scream/shout/growl, they are clearer but still maintain a Punk feel which gives this album life. The song goes strong until the break where it gains almighty strength, I just wish it was longer and slightly more progressive, but this is Punk.

    The rest of the album doesn’t really come back after the double bill, it carries on the same energy as before but lacks to go anywhere. But it still shakes you and makes you listen. It keeps you going and in it’s short length it never drags. It keeps going and you want to make it too the end, although I did find album closer disappointing, maybe because it was the end.

    Overall, whilst lacking in progression, it’s a blast and you’ll love it for the brief time it’s on.
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  2. Apr 30, 2013
    8
    "You're Nothing" is a record that you can either love, or get the heck out of it's way. After the first 15 seconds of the album's opener,"You're Nothing" is a record that you can either love, or get the heck out of it's way. After the first 15 seconds of the album's opener, "Ecstacy", the loud thrashing of drums, heavy gritty layers of electric guitar and slurred, off beat vocals explode all at one time. It sends a message that if you don't like that alone, you probably won't like the rest of the album. For me, "You're Nothing" was a powerful force of punk music, and it captured a sound that I haven't heard in a long time. In 28 minutes, you won't believe how hard a punch this album can give. It's just badass. Full Review »
  3. Apr 25, 2013
    8
    This was a great secondary record from the Danish noise- rock band Iceage. If you were into there first album (or just punk in general) thanThis was a great secondary record from the Danish noise- rock band Iceage. If you were into there first album (or just punk in general) than this will be great!! Full Review »