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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release for the Canadian rock band sees the return of lead guitarist Dave Baksh after a nine year absence and its first with new drummer Frank Zummo taking over from Steve Jocz.
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Fake My Own Death
All bets are off but you still Think that you've gotta a right well Your lucky days are numbered now (And you're to blame) You built a castle of... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Oct 6, 2016
    80
    Taking into account Whibley's dramatic and life-altering experiences, the hits land harder than ever, resulting in Sum 41's most honest and sincere album yet.
  2. Kerrang!
    Oct 12, 2016
    80
    It's execution is what makes it Sum 41's finest offering to date. [15 Oct 2016, p.50]
  3. 70
    "Breaking The Chain" and "War", give off a Linkin Park vibe for the 2000-2008 era of MTV and help prop 13 Voices up as one of the band's most radio-friendly and accessible albums to date. They do however take away from the rawness and grit diehards came for.
  4. Oct 6, 2016
    60
    Sum 41 in 2016 is a lot like their early 2000s pop punk peers Blink-182; they're fun, capable of writing at least a few songs worthy of an inevitably forthcoming "best-of" compilation and at their best when embracing their past.
  5. Oct 6, 2016
    50
    For all the album’s heart and scope it does suffer from a lack of fire and fun that made their earlier releases such big successes.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
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  1. Oct 7, 2016
    10
    So f*cking good!
    I was really hyped by this album, so when I clicked the first song (A Murder of Crows) I was kinda worried, but I was not
    So f*cking good!
    I was really hyped by this album, so when I clicked the first song (A Murder of Crows) I was kinda worried, but I was not dissapointed. (Although the song took forever to "start", the build up was amazing) The whole album has a Punk Rock feel to it, the only song that is a little bit out of place is War. (But it's still a good song, specially for when you feel a little bit down or in the night)

    Really good album, 10/10 the best realease yet. (California by Blink-182 taking second place, for now, I have to check out Revolution Radio)
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  2. Oct 13, 2016
    10
    I don't normally write reviews. For this album, I've made an exception. I've been a Sum 41 fan for many years, since the days of In Too DeepI don't normally write reviews. For this album, I've made an exception. I've been a Sum 41 fan for many years, since the days of In Too Deep and Fat Lip. Their albums, like most bands, have been hit and miss. They peaked, in my opinion, with Chuck - the heaviest and most complete album I've listened to by the band. Since then, after Dave left, the albums became less heavy and less interesting - but still with some excellent stand out tracks. We've had to wait a while for the new album, after Deryck's alcohol issues and obviously his wellbeing has been priority.
    It was worth the wait.
    The new album is full of great punk songs. They pack a punch and lyrically showcase all the Deryck has been through since his collapse a few years ago. Stand out tracks include War, 13 Voices, God Save us all and Twisted by Design.

    If you are a fan of Sum 41, or a fan of pop-punk, you should enjoy this album.
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  3. Oct 11, 2016
    10
    Best Album Since Chuck. 13 Voices is a really meaningful album for everyone who love the Sums or gone through tough moments in life. StrongBest Album Since Chuck. 13 Voices is a really meaningful album for everyone who love the Sums or gone through tough moments in life. Strong lyrics, powerful guitars, and some awesome songs.
    My plus : Goddamn I'm Dead Again, 13 Voices.
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  4. Oct 7, 2016
    10
    Let's start this review by saying that this is the album of the year in the genre. Most people expected that Green Day will come with the bestLet's start this review by saying that this is the album of the year in the genre. Most people expected that Green Day will come with the best album but those people couldn't be more wrong because Sum 41 just destroyed every other band with 13 Voices ... and it's not even close. 13 Voices is such a personal album for Deryck and as a listener you get exactly how he was feeling during his time. One listen through the album and this is already my favorite Sum 41 record EVER! The guitars on this albums are just perfect. The return of Brownsound really meant much to this band. The guitar solo in Goddamn I'm Dead Again is just fantastic. Guitar riffs that come out of nowhere and surprise you are phenomenal. Frank Zummo. Now this guy is a beast. The drumming on this record is just perfect. The catchy melodies and choruses and instrumentals with violins really combine into a hell of a record. There's not even one bad thing about this album. Thank you Sum 41 for great music. Expand
  5. Dec 4, 2016
    9
    Murder of Crows: 3.9 / 5
    Goddamn I'm Dead Again: 4.4 / 5
    Fake My Own Death: 4.1 / 5 Breaking The Chain: 4.7 / 5 There Will Be Blood: 4.1 /
    Murder of Crows: 3.9 / 5
    Goddamn I'm Dead Again: 4.4 / 5
    Fake My Own Death: 4.1 / 5
    Breaking The Chain: 4.7 / 5
    There Will Be Blood: 4.1 / 5
    13 Voices:4.8 / 5
    War: 4.5 / 5
    God Save Us All (Death To POP): 4.7 / 5
    The Fall And The Rise: 3.2 / 5
    Twisted By Design: 4.5 / 5
    Better Days: 3.8 / 5
    Black Eyes: 3.4 / 5

    I'm so glad that Sum 41 stayed with the more mature tone that they established with Chuck and Screaming Bloody Murder. Exploring many socio-political themes like alcoholism (War) and freedom (Breaking The Chain), 13 Voices is easily the Sum's best album in years.
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  6. Oct 7, 2016
    9
    I've listened to the album 3 times now and it's great effort from Sum 41, Today 3 punk albums was released, 1 by Green day, 1 by NOFX and 1 byI've listened to the album 3 times now and it's great effort from Sum 41, Today 3 punk albums was released, 1 by Green day, 1 by NOFX and 1 by Sum 41. I would say that the most interesting album is by far by Sum 41. Songs that can be hits and doesn't feel like a phoned in effort. The mix is not the best in the world but it sounds like Sum 41 and that is the best point. Expand
  7. Oct 7, 2016
    6
    It was always going to be difficult for Sum 41 to release an album on the same day as Green Day. The simultaneous releases meant that thereIt was always going to be difficult for Sum 41 to release an album on the same day as Green Day. The simultaneous releases meant that there was always going to be heavy competition between the two. In this case, Green Day has come out on top with their triumphant return, whilst 13 Voices gets pulled back by its very familiar sound. They give off a Linkin Park or Bullet For My Valentine vibe at various points on this new record, which isn't a bad thing because they're fantastic bands, but it all sounds like something we've heard before. And for my taste, it is lacking a happy song of sorts. I understand how a lot of the tracks have deep and personal meanings, but again to draw comparisons with Revolution Radio which dealt a lot with the bands troubles post 2012, they failed to fit at least one light hearted and fun loving song, from which they gained their fame, like Green Day did. Don't get me wrong, it's a good album, with some great songs and it's definitely worth a listen to if you get the chance, but I'm not entirely sold on the idea of Sum 41 dropping the unique sound and vibes that I got to know and love them by. I once used to say "oh that band sounds like Sum 41", but now I find myself saying "Sum 41 sounds like..." and thats a bit irritating. Expand

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