For the Masses

Album Review of For the Masses by Hadouken!.

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For the Masses


For the Masses by Hadouken!

Release Date: Feb 2, 2010
Record label: Nettwerk
Genre(s): Rock, Electronic, Alternative

30 Music Critic Score
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For the Masses - Not recommended, Based on 2 Critics

Drowned In Sound - 30
Based on rating 3/10

Many saw Hadouken’s debut album, Music For An Accelerated Culture, as tongue in cheek. Others saw it as the neon light to save us all from an over earnest musical abyss. This inevitable antagonism left the band with a whole shit load of ‘Marmite’ conundrums to deal with. What probably hadn’t been foreseen is how the band might return with a new impetus to stake their claim as ‘the great dance-rock bands of the century’.

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New Musical Express (NME) - 30
Based on rating 1.5/5

They weren’t joking. Who knew? When they climaxed early single ‘[b]Liquid Lives[/b]’ with the refrain “[b]Drink! Smoke! Fuck! Fight![/b]”, everyone imagined [a]Hadouken![/a] were doing so with a certain smirk. Wasn’t this an example of the wryness underpinning their take on teen life? Uh… no. The span of their ambition was best summarised bythe Douglas Coupland-copped title of their debut: ‘[b]Music For An Accelerated Culture[/b]’.

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