ALBUM REVIEW: Boston Manor – GLUE | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 01.05.20

 

 

 

 

Boston Manor’s reputation as one of Britain’s most diverse, exciting current musical acts has been cemented with third album GLUE. If you thought 2018’s Welcome To The Neighbourhood was a tirade against a tired status quo, wait until you hear this one.

Boston Manor grapple with the most pressing concerns of contemporary society: climate change, prejudice, poverty – nothing is off limits from their grunge-tinged punk diatribe. Everything Is Ordinary’ lampoons our desensitised society that has enabled an epidemic of inequality; its psychedelic cousin, Plasticine Dreams, surreptitiously compares idealism with reality – a Shiny Happy People for the forthcoming decade. Heartfelt and balladic, Stuck In The Mud illuminates ‘man-up culture’ for its true malignancy: when the world is going to hell, it should be okay to cry about it.

 

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