Age of Unreason is the seventeenth studio album by American punk rock band Bad Religion, released on May 3, 2019.
Released May 3, 2019. Age of Unreason Tracklist. 1. Chaos from Within Lyrics. This album is our best shot at an angry but clear-headed response to a fucked situation. Age of Unreason is both a dire warning and testament to resilience. The overall message being – stay informed about the world and oneself. As Co-songwriter and lead singer, Greg Graffin, who holds a PhD in the history of science, says, When I saw all these headlines about how terrible our world had become, I started doing a lot of reading. Maybe this album can help. Because right now, with social media, we are just playing a version of kill the guy with the ball. Age of Unreason Q&A. Label Epitaph Records. Cover Photograph David Black. Art Direction & Design Trevor Hernandez.
Their first release since 2013’s True North, Bad Religion are a band who seem to thrive during political instability, as their voices are ones that have always championed compassion, intellect and logic. Age Of Unreason does this with intelligent, thought provoking lyrics wrapped in well executed and performed punk rock music. Many people think punk music is about defying authority, but Bad Religion show that it’s not about necessarily spurning and mocking the status quo, but about questioning and challenging those in power when required
The songs on Age Of Unreason - Bad Religion's 17th LP - are perfectly serviceable and fun to listen to, most of the time. It's a Bad Religion record and you know what it's going to sound like before you've even heard of it, which is both a strength and a weakness. There's some great songs like "Chaos From Within", "Old Regime" and "My Sanity", "The Approach", and "What Tomorrow Brings" that are just as fiery and melodically brilliant as any of their finest work. The album ends up more or less in line with their other post-2000 output in quality, sitting right in the middle-low tier of their catalogue, with half the songs being solid-to-great and the other half fairly forgettable. Jamie Miller and Mike Dimkich, the new drummer and rhythm guitarist, respectively, do a great if uneventful job in their first outing, with Greg's vocals on particular sounding incredible for his age and Jay's bass thumping dutifully throughout.
The Approach 05. Lose Your Head 06. End Of History 07. Age of Unreason 08. Candidate 09. Faces Of Grief 10. Old Regime 11. Big Black Dog 12. Downfall 13. Since Now 14. What Tomorrow Brings. Скачать и обсудить альбом здесь.
While Bad Religion’s forays into new territory may be subtle, they’re certainly there, and it’s commendable to see a nearly 40 year old band still trying to find ways to innovate and make their sound fresh and new. I know that I’ll catch some grief for this, but I honestly would call this the best Bad Religion album since The Empire Strikes First, and a sign of a revitalized band that’s ready to start making some more great music again.
It’s about time, Bad Religion! The punk legends have finally announced their 17th studio album, Age of Unreason. The self-described album’s worth of ‘Fuck Trump’ songs will be released May 3 and a new single Chaos From Within can be heard right now. Over the last eight months, Bad Religion have steadily been releasing new music. The heavily criticized The Kids Are Alt-Right came out in June 2018, but will not be featured on the band’s new album. The album of modern day protest anthems will heavily reference today’s social and political climate. Racist rallies, Trump’s election, the erosion of the middle class, Colin Kaepernick’s protest, alternative facts and conspiracy theories will all be addressed, while homages to literary and philosophical works are honored. The band has always stood for enlightenment values, co-songwriter and guitarist Brett Gurewitz explains.