Sunday, 21 March 2010

Favourite Albums - W

Honourable Mentions
  • Wages of Sin - Arch Enemy
  • Whatever & Ever Amen - Ben Folds Five
  • Who Killed... - The Zutons
  • White Blood Cells - The White Stripes
  • Welcome to the North - The Music
The Enemy - We'll Live and Die in These Towns (2007)
We'll Live and Die in These Towns - The Enemy (2007)

To get the negative out the way with first, I don't like the last track Happy Birthday Jane, not that I have anything against people called Jane having birthdays you understand. I just don't think that it's very good. Right, with that out of the way on to the positives...

Any album that shows a bit of bollocks with the guitar and it's first lyrics are Call the police, / cos things are getting ugly (on Aggro is on to a pretty damn good start in my opinion. Throw in a ridiculously good sing-a-longable chorus in ahhhhh we'll set the streets on fire / and when it comes on top / we'll give it lots of aggro / were giving it lots of aggro and you're onto a winner straight away.

The album is full of really good lyrics designed to be sang in a field on a summer's day. The refrain of Awayaway oh oh oh away from here on Away from Here, Hey hey / What's the matter with your face, face? on Had Enough and 40 Days And 40 Nights Ohhh on er.. 40 Days And 40 Nights. Which was pretty handy, to be honest, when I saw them in a field in Leeds whilst waiting for Rage Against the Machine to come on.

A common theme in some songs is the pointless of a nine to five existance Stop living your life for the alarm / that wakes you up every day at eight / leave your Peugeot on the forecourt / it's all too much for you to take / ... / now you're not so young it's too easy / to be a dreamer, wake up and be free / your clock is ticking fast friend, believe me / you only get one chance, can you hear me / it's not OK to be this way / it's not OK to be a slave on It's Not Ok and and you wonder / why you cant get no sleep / when you've got nothing to do, / and you've had nothing to eat / your life's slipping / and sliding right out of view / and there's absolutely nothing / that you can do well / we'll live and die, / we'll live and die in these towns / don't let it drag you down / don't let it drag you down now on We'll Live and Die in These Towns. Good stuff.

Favourite Tracks
"Aggro","It's Not OK","Had Enough"

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