Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Feb 19, 2013
    86
    Iceage write brilliant songs; on You're Nothing, they've found a way to clarify these compositional skills without stripping away their power.
  2. 83
    The band's second exercise in the dark arts bulks up their sound without losing its ascetic ferocity, pummeling adjacent skinny-jeans genres into one formidable whole. [22 Feb 2013, p.74]
  3. Feb 21, 2013
    90
    Despite the group’s apathetic demeanor, it makes you wonder if each track on You’re Nothing’s sublime dirge is a result of those fleeting moments of carnal ecstasy, as it’s hard not to get lost in the beaten and bruised squalor Iceage expels on their grittiest--and best--album yet.
  4. Feb 8, 2013
    85
    The coarse sonic atmosphere remains, but in nearly every other respect, the evolution is substantial. [No.95, p.56]
  5. Iceage mine the clangorous middle ground between traditional punk structures and the often sterile world of Joy Division-indebted post-punk, but they transcend both of those genres, just by meaning what they say.
  6. 85
    The result is an intelligent and thrilling collection of existential punk-rock that has so much more to offer than those two paltry words, “punk” or “rock” could ever suggest.
  7. Feb 21, 2013
    90
    Iceage's You're Nothing is one of the most exciting, open-minded pop punk (not THAT sort) albums I've heard in years.
  8. Whatever genre you’re into, whatever your favourite publication has said about these guys; Iceage are here to stay and You’re Nothing is one of the best albums of its time.
  9. Mar 6, 2013
    100
    Album number two towers over its predecessor.... There's beauty within these snapshots of frenzy where there was once just void. [16 Feb 2013, p.52]
  10. 83
    The vocals on You’re Nothing, however, are much more emotive and indicative of a newfound acknowledgement of the singer’s vulnerability as a frontman. The result is anything but sappy.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 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 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, "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) than this will be great!! Full Review »