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 “Topshop tyrants” 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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