Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Album Review: Billy Bragg, "Mr. Love And Justice"

First new album from British indie-folk rock balladeer (and noted commie) Billy Bragg. Not the most striking album maybe, but the instrumentation is nice, the songs are driving, wry and witty and Bragg's smart, rich brogue is reminiscent of Morrissey here. Billy Bragg is barely to the right of Lenin, and his lyrics often reflect that, which can be annoying, but mostly it's ok.

Play: 1, 2+ (Harmonica! Clapping!), 3 (nice lyrics), 4++ (Socialism, yay), 8++(gentlest socialist song ever, 10++(protest song)

2 Comments:

At 1:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what guitar he is using at the picture?

 
At 9:16 AM, Blogger Phattone said...

Hi
Nice review. Billy Bragg is currently offering Free Billy Bragg Tracks on his site.

I have blogged about it on my blog.

 

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