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One Day

Fucked Up

One Day

Sixth full-length studio album by genre-bending Canadian hardcore punk outfit written and recorded in a day

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  1. 10.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Although it has some thematic overlap with Glass Boys, One Day amalgamates its disparate lyrical and musical ideas, as well as the confidence of its performances and compositions, into a novel, thrilling 40 minutes
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  2. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    Written and recorded in one day, Fucked Up's latest album is staggering, and arguably the purest and fullest expression of the band in its current form
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  3. 10.0 |   Kerrang!

    Much of the music is constructed with the careful precision of pop music. In fact, were it not for the sandpaper vocals of Damian Abraham, this would be an album that owes as much to pop as it does to punk
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  4. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Fucked Up’s One Day possesses a brightness and sense of happiness that’s addictive and optimistic, even if the lyrics at times insinuate the opposite
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  5. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    It’s a remarkably sure-footed, brilliantly confident record and one that condenses the greatness of Fucked Up into a bite size treat
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  6. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Unshackled by this lingering desire for overarching grand narratives, is the purest distillation of that "lightning in a bottle" frenzy, capturing the collective's creative spark at its most urgent — that is: less bells, all whistles
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    With hardcore canticles borne aloft by heroic twin-guitar motifs and frontman Damian Abraham’s bellicose howl, the album strikes their keenest fusion yet of brawn and tunefulness. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    Amid the tumult and tunes, Fucked Up's intelligence holds firm, with reflections on masculinity (Broken Little Boys), mortality (the Sugar-echoing Cicada) and more flaunting a blistering combined command of melody, message and métier. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    Excellent musicianship combines with heartfelt lyricism to offer, perhaps, Fucked Up’s finest effort yet, certainly their most focused
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  10. 8.0 |   Punk News

    Yet another new riddle to add onto the band’s dozens of other puzzles- which is one of the things that keeps them the most fascinating and fun bands in punk rock… or in music
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  11. 8.0 |   All Music

    One Day is brimming with energy and the barely contained desire to be heard over the shouting of those around them; it's as viscerally effective as anything Fucked Up have ever recorded and smart enough to speak to the mind as well as the heart
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  12. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    With anthemic hardcore hooks and unabashed lyrics about the power of love, the Toronto band’s latest album radiates fired-up joy
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  13. 7.1 |   Paste Magazine

    Yet another excellent album from one of the best bands out there. Even just one day of Fucked Up is something to be treasured
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  14. 7.0 |   Uncut

    This marriage of guttural post-hardcore and breezy melodic rockis the overarching tone, onan album that captures an in-the-moment intensity but gives it a good polish. Print edition only

  15. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    This album is diverse, thoughtful and – most importantly – rewarding. It’s not the strongest work of Fucked Up’s career - but it may very well be the most thrilling
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