ALBUM REVIEW: Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistance | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 31.08.18






Initially the opening sentiments of Joy display a different side to Idles: Colossus is a slow building track awash with anger, this is quick to disperse though, instead returning to bruising form of old. Never Fight A Man With A Perm being the perfect example, a damming retort against the ā€œTopshop tyrantsā€ that plague this country.

However, Idles channel their most sinister outrage through tracks like Danny Nedelko and Great, with the former being about immigration and a call for much needed unity. Whereas on the latter they tackle the thorny issue of Brexit and the ignorance that surrounds it. Joy is a poignant and divisive record filled with pent up rage and fervent angst that is certain to turn heads.

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