Protomartyr

Ultimate Success Today

2020

This album was released 47 weeks ago.

82% ±7% 13 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 Day Without End
2 Processed By The Boys
3 I Am You Now
4 The Aphorist
5 June 21
6 Michigan Hammers
7 Tranquilizer
8 Modern Business Hymns
9 Bridge & Crown
10 Worm In Heaven
Rating Source
82% 4WIM Rating
100% Music OMH So, when it came time to write Ultimate Success Today, I was reminded of that first urgency.”That sense of reckless abandon is here on Ultimate Success Today, but the evolution of the band has meant that, sonically at least, this is a much more advanced and progressive record than the debut.
90% The Line of Best Fit
85% Under the Radar Magazine In 2017, the band's creative peak so far came in the monumental Relatives in Descent, a record which brilliantly captured the collective rage and hurt every frustrated individual had experienced the previous year.
83% Backseat Mafia I first heard of the band in 2015, when they supported Canadian noise punks METZ on their autumn UK tour.
83% Earbuddy Might as well enjoy an uplifting album!Okay, so that didn’t exactly happen with Protomartyr‘s fifth album, Ultimate Success Today.
80% Paste Magazine From their first LP No Passion All Technique to their latest release especially, Protomartyr have had a preoccupation with failure, the volcanic eruption of small, petty lives confronting the overwhelming forces, both external and internal, that bind them to their insignificance and vise versa.
80% The Guardian Not, at first sight, the most fascinating piece of information about Ultimate Success Today, but one that’s worth bearing in mind if you’re in the market for something faintly creepy.
80% DIY Magazine In the past it has felt like the group have been living in a sort of “worst case scenario” alternate universe, but with this, their fifth studio album, the timelines have crossed.
80% The Arts Desk He has led this otherwise young band for five albums now, every one of which feels like an indignant last stand.
80% Pop Matters Certainly, you can hear elements of other bands of that ilk in their sound, Pere Ubu being most obvious.
80% Loud & Quiet The likes of The Fall were musical pariahs – of their time yet always at odds with everyone around them.
80% Laut Protomartyrs fünfte Platte "Ultimate Success Today" lässt sich problemlos mit aktuellen gesellschaftlichen Phänomenen verbinden.
67% Nöjesguiden Juli brukar vara en närmast skivfri månad, helt utan nya releaser, men 2020 kommer nya album som vore det en ständig vårflod.