New Brigade

New Brigade is the debut album by Danish punk rock band Iceage.

New Brigade
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Studio album by
Released7 January 2011 (2011-01-07)
Genre
Length24:09
LabelWhat's Your Rupture?
Iceage chronology
New Brigade
(2011)
You're Nothing
(2013)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.8/10[8]
Metacritic85/100[9]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]
The A.V. ClubA−[10]
Consequence of Sound     [11]
Drowned in Sound8/10[7]
NME9/10[12]
Pitchfork8.4/10[3]
PopMatters8/10[13]
Rolling Stone     [2]
Spin9/10[14]
Uncut     [15]

New Brigade was well received by critics upon release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 85, based on 18 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[9]

New Brigade received Pitchfork's "Best New Music" designation, with critic David Bevan praising it as a "refreshing and extraordinary debut".[3] He continued, "These four have located a punk-rock sweet spot: mixing the black atmosphere of goth, the wild-limbed whoosh of hardcore, and the clangor of post-punk. It's a feat made all the more impressive by one very important intangible: energy."[3] David Malitz of The Washington Post also praised the debut, saying that "In an era of rock-gone-easy-listening and endless reunions, New Brigade is a reminder of how powerful a noisy, new band with something to prove can sound. The kids maintain an unrelenting intensity throughout the album’s 12 songs."[16]

Pitchfork placed the album at number 37 on its list of the top 50 albums of 2011,[17]

AccoladesEdit

Publication Accolade Rank Ref.
The A.V. Club The Best Music of 2011 21 [4]
BBC Music Top 25 Albums of 2011 10 [18]
DIY Albums of 2011 45 [5]
The Guardian The Best Albums of 2011 50 [19]
The Line of Best Fit The Best Fit Fifty: Albums of 2011 43 [20]
New York The Year in Pop (Top 10 Albums) 6 [6]
NME 50 Best Albums Of 2011 36 [21]
Old Waver Top 50 Albums of 2011 50 [22]
Pitchfork Top 50 Albums of 2011 37 [23]
Pretty Much Amazing 40 Best Albums of 2011 35 [24]
Spin 50 Best Albums of 2011 23 [25]
Stereogum Top 50 Albums of 2011 19 [26]
Treble Top 50 Albums of 2011 26 [27]
Uncut Top 50 Albums of 2011 46 [28]
Top 50 Albums of 2011 (One Year On) 29

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Iceage, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Intro" 0:48
2."White Rune"
  • Iceage
  • Loke Rahbek
2:41
3."New Brigade" 2:15
4."Remember" 2:14
5."Rotting Heights" 1:39
6."Total Drench" 1:39
7."Broken Bone" 2:30
8."Collapse" 2:11
9."Eyes" 2:03
10."Count Me In"Sexdrome1:17
11."Never Return" 3:09
12."You're Blessed" 1:55
Total length:24:09

PersonnelEdit

Iceage
  • Elias Bender Rønnenfelt – vocals, guitar
  • Johan Surrballe Wieth – guitar
  • Jakob Tvilling Pless – bass
  • Dan Kjær Nielsen – drums
Technical personnel
  • Jens Benz – engineering, mixing
  • Nis Bysted – mixing
  • Iceage – mastering, mixing
  • Alberte Karrebæk – photography
  • Peter Schneidermann – mastering

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lymangrover, Jason. "New Brigade – Iceage". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b Dolan, Jon (29 June 2011). "New Brigade". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d Bevan, David (29 June 2011). "Iceage: New Brigade". Pitchfork. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  4. ^ a b "The best music of 2011". The A.V. Club. 6 December 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  5. ^ a b "DIY's Albums Of 2011: 50–41". DIY. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  6. ^ a b Abebe, Nitsuh (December 2, 2011). "The Year in Pop". New York. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  7. ^ a b Leedham, Robert (19 July 2011). "Album Review: Iceage – New Brigade". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  8. ^ "New Brigade by Iceage reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Reviews for New Brigade by Iceage". Metacritic. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  10. ^ Heller, Jason (21 June 2011). "Iceage: New Brigade". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  11. ^ Coplan, Chris (3 June 2011). "Album Review: Iceage – New Brigade". Consequence of Sound. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Iceage: New Brigade". NME. 2011. The band bring diabolical energy to even the most generically thrashy moments.
  13. ^ Pan, Arnold (18 July 2011). "Iceage: New Brigade". PopMatters. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  14. ^ Hogan, Marc (21 June 2011). "Iceage, 'New Brigade' (What's Your Rupture?)". Spin. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Iceage: New Brigade". Uncut (169): 85. June 2011.
  16. ^ Malitz, David; Friskics-Warren, Bill (21 June 2011). "Quick spins: Ty Segall, Iceage, Justin Moore". The Washington Post. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  17. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 50 Albums of 2011". Pitchfork. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  18. ^ Diver, Mike (1 December 2011). "Top 25 Albums of 2011". BBC Music. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  19. ^ Jonze, Tim (1 December 2011). "The best albums of 2011: 50–11". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  20. ^ "The Best Fit Fifty: Albums of 2011". The Line of Best Fit. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  21. ^ "50 Best Albums Of 2011". NME. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  22. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2011". Old Waver. 17 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  23. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 50 Albums of 2011". Pitchfork. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  24. ^ "PMA's 40 Best Albums of 2011". Pretty Much Amazing. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  25. ^ "SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2011". Spin. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  26. ^ "Stereogum's Top 50 Albums of 2011". Stereogum. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  27. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2011". Treble. 11 December 2011. p. 3. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  28. ^ Mulvey, John (10 January 2013). "Uncut's Top 50 of 2011; One Year On..." Uncut. Retrieved 23 May 2020.