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  • Summary: The second release from the Danish post-punk band was self-produced.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. 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]
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Feb 19, 2013
    80
    Drawing you in precisely because it is so uncompromising and unrelenting, You’re Nothing is anything but nothing, a rare album where you can tell the artists put everything into it and you get just as much out of it.
  5. Feb 19, 2013
    75
    Iceage still thrills here, hurtling through tangled, fuzzed-out hard-core jams that rarely stretch past the three-minute mark.
  6. Feb 21, 2013
    70
    You're Nothing is a punk record, though Iceage's broad creative palette pushes constantly at the limits of that term. Of a piece with 2011's New Brigade, it also serves as an encouraging progression.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
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  1. Apr 9, 2013
    10
    They're something! Icegae, the Noise Rock Post-Punk Punk Rock album is the greatest album in its genre so far! By far, Iceage is worth while. It's noisy, crazy and loud. Get it now! Expand
  2. Feb 20, 2013
    9
    This is a ace follow up and simply one of the best records I've heard in the past 5 years.
    New Brigade was influenced by several classic
    post punk and no wave bands (Wire, Joy Division)
    but with this stellar second album they have fully formed their own sound. Sonic-wise ''You're Nothing" is more refreshing than the their debut the guitars are denser, more layered, stranger and more aggressive ,the riffs are catchier and the vocals also cuts through much more than New Brigade.
    New Brigade is still a great album but You're Nothing is better.
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  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!! Collapse
  4. 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. Expand
  5. 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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  6. Apr 23, 2013
    5
    Iceage blew up a couple years ago in the indie punk scene with New Brigade, a record with the length of only 22 minutes, but a sledgehammer force of punk rock that I couldn't shake off for weeks. Now, You're Nothing shows that a bigger production can really make or break a band. In this case, it broke them. The amount of distortion in the guitars completely obscure the vocals to a point where it's inaudible. The songs lack the impact the first record had so many of. I'll admit, a few tracks were great, especially Awake, but mostly forgettable.

    All In All, if you're gonna give Iceage a shot, don't start with this album. You're ten times better off with New Brigade. C
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