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Another Music In A Different Kitchen

Buzzcocks

1978

Another Music In A Different Kitchen

Album Summary

Another Music in a Different Kitchen is the first studio album by the English punk rock band Buzzcocks. It was released in March 1978 by the United Artists record label. This was the third line-up of Buzzcocks, with the guitarist Pete Shelley singing following the departure of the original vocalist Howard Devoto and then the firing of the bass guitarist Garth Smith (who had appeared on the "Orgasm Addict"/"Whatever Happened To...?" single). The album includes the single "I Don't Mind", which reached number 55 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1978.

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Rating

3.06

Votes

4722

Genres

  • Rock
  • Punk
  • New Wave
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Mon Sep 06 2021
5

What a beast of a punk album. Full of joyful energy, aggressive attitude, biting intelligence, and succinct social commentary, this is everything you want your punk music to be. One of the best. Nothing to hate, everything to love.

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Thu Oct 22 2020
4

Buzzcocks summed up the mission statement of punk right in the exact middle of this album: "I hate modern music/Disco, boogie, pop/They go on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on/How I wish they would stop." This shit rocks. Best track: Sixteen

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Sun Apr 25 2021
3

I feel like I'm grateful to early punk rock for everything that came after it, but I don't really _like_ it that much.

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Mon May 03 2021
2

Boy you just didn’t need much musical ability to make Brit punk. Only the last track was interesting to me. The rest you can literally skip to any point in any track and it sounds the same. Not for me.

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Sun Aug 29 2021
5

A phenomenal punk album. Great riffs, solos, catchy melodies and a great run time.

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Fri Nov 05 2021
5

This band sounds like I would've heard one of their songs in School of Rock as a 3rd grader and then make them my whole personality.

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Mon Nov 29 2021
5

based and cockpilled 10/10, never knew I’d listen to a song like Ogasm Addict from a band named Buzzcocks

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

I can't believe that for all these years the BBC has been telling me to Never Mind these guys! Fun Brit Punk from the absolute height of the Brit Punk era. Crusty in all the best ways.

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Mon Jul 05 2021
4

This was fun. Pioneers. Loved it.

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Wed Aug 04 2021
4

This is a great punk record which keeps the aesthetic - snarling lyrics, in your face electric guitars over a thumping drum and bass rhythm section - but adds depth with the songwriting and structure. Really accomplished and entertaining.

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Mon May 10 2021
3

70s punk is known for being angry and anarchic, but I have always found Buzzcocks to be so full of joy. This is ridiculously uplifting, they sound as though they are having so much fun and that is always infectious. This album is relentless, it doesn't stop for breath all the way through, and it leaves me with a big smile on my face. Good stuff.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
1

“Another Music in a Different Kitchen” by Buzzcocks (1978) Never heard this album or group. There’s a lot wrong with this album. Lead vocals barely carry the cookie cutter melodies, performed (and I use that term loosely) with a tone that repels. Drums fail to maintain tempo, and bass is robotic. Guitar work is on the lower end of the garage spectrum. Lyrics are adolescent, with numerous errors in grammar, syntax, and usage. This is not intelligent music. I can imagine that some young and very inexperienced ears were attracted to the ‘rebelliousness’ of the sound and marketing, so this album might be nostalgic for some, but when those listeners are dead, this ‘music’ will be too. 1/5

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

The more I listened to this album the more I enjoyed it. It could be the soundtrack to a John Waters film.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
5

Sex pistols ish

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Wed Jul 21 2021
5

TAs South Lawn - James, Jackie, Helen, Andy, and crew all times

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Mon Jun 21 2021
5

I LOVE old British punk, so this was right up my alley.

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Mon Jun 14 2021
5

loud, punk. Quick and fun.

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Thu Jun 17 2021
5

needs more listening - angry first album

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Thu Jul 29 2021
5

Interessante sound! Herkenbare punk, maar enkele originele insteken in sommige nummers. Ik vond dit een erg aangename verrassing!

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Thu Aug 26 2021
5

Never heard of this album before. Really interesting and good listen

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Sat Sep 04 2021
5

The thing I love about Buzzcocks is that they actually kind of gave a shit about what they were making punk songs about. Their sarcastic tone comes across loud and clear, and their songs are much more musically complex than their contemporaries while being just as fast and aggressive. Going into this album, it was already one of my all time favorite punk albums, so it's a five in my book. I also love that the tracks lead into each other, which is a really weird thing for a punk band to do as that was more of a high production/progressive rock kind of thing to do. Buzzcocks were way ahead of the curve. Orgasm Addict has always been kind of an underrated classic. Highlights: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

I liked this much more than I remembered. I didn't like it much the first time I heard it and I always thought Love Bites and Singles Going Steady were much better. I still do, but I revisited this album and it turns out it's actually great too.

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Wed Feb 16 2022
5

I love 'cocks. I am very glad to see this album on the list, it generally seems to go a bit under the radar comparative to the other early punk classics. It's probably my second favourite album of the first 1977/1978 wave (since you are asking, the first is always going to be The Clash by The mortherfucking Clash).

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Wed Apr 20 2022
5

If you like punk, you must hear the Buzzcocks. More accomplished musicians than most of their punk peers, the Buzzcocks are pure energy.

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Thu Apr 21 2022
5

Awesome raw British punk album. Will never get tired of their sound.

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Mon Sep 05 2022
5

Of all the original punk bands, Buzzcocks wrote the absolute best singles, that's just a fact. Apart from the Damned's New Rose. So, none of those singles are included here because it's those days when you did that. There's still some great thrusting bangers here, but initially I was itching for the hits. Then side b kicks in and you know why they let the album stand on its own, fantastic. Will be giving it repeat listens.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
5

Exactement mon genre, j'ai écouté deux fois de suite.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
5

It's Buzzcocks. What else can you ask for?!

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Thu Oct 13 2022
5

Good enough for John Peel good enough for me

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Mon Oct 17 2022
5

Oh, yeah, this hits the spot. I saw the Buzzcocks at Selina's in early 1990. I though they were soooooo old (Pete Shelley was 34 at the time), but they really tore it up. They blasted out a blistering set of melodic punk with an energy level that 19 year old me found hard to keep up with. If I am going to listen to the Buzzcocks, I usually listen to the compilation Singles Going Steady, because the Buzzcocks had a great way with singles, so I am not familiar with this, their first full album (except Fast Cars and I Don't Mind). But, wow, all killer, no filler on this album. I love the energy, and there are some cracking tunes. This goes on my \"must buy\" list. The reissue version that I listened to had Orgasm Addict and What Do I Get as bonus tracks, which really pushed this in 5 star territory for me.

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Mon Oct 17 2022
5

What a pleasure to hear this album again. When I want to hear the Buzzies I usually just throw on Singles Going Steady. I guess I always thought of them as being a singles band. But this, their debut album, proves that theory wrong. I listened to the original vinyl eleven tracks and 36 minutes of joy. Fast Cars is a brilliant, breakneck opening track. No Reply ( the title of a Fab4 classic)opens with a repeating ring-tone that Blondie would copy later in 1978 on Hanging On The Telephone. Pete Shelley almost yodels his way through Get On Our Own. Sixteen ends Side One with the conclusion that only older folk could possibly enjoy disco - No disco / No being twenty wo wo wo one. Every track on Side 2 is great, particularly Fiction Romance & Autonomy. Even the almost 6-minute long closer, Moving Away From The Pulsebeat, is terrific. Essentially an instrumental (only 2 sung verses), it gives the band a chance to go for it, and the guitarists & drummer John Maher don’t disappoint. I did eventually see the band at The Marquee Club in Sydney in early 1990. They were terrific. My clear memory of that night is that the support act, Falling Joys, were so much louder than Buzzcocks. I don’t think volume was necessary. They were a pop band. But they were a great pop band.

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Tue Nov 10 2020
4

I like my classic punk rock but this one seems kind of tame decades later. Still respectable.

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Wed Oct 14 2020
4

classic punk

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Wed Mar 31 2021
4

Awesome

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Fri Jun 18 2021
4

Above average early punk for me. More melodic. Song structure. Understandable lyrics. I get it.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

Never really was a punk in the 70s. More of a David Essex fan! Nevertheless was surprised how much I enjoyed the nostalgia. Reminded me of Sixth Form parties when I really started defying authority. I think I missed two whole lectures! Always loved I Am An Antichrist by the Sex Pistols from their Never Mind The Bollocks album. Mainly because Paddy Lewis liked it in my A level History class and I fancied him!

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

Interesting

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

Pretty good

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Wed Apr 07 2021
4

Catchy and energetic punk music. Most of these poppy songs still hold up, save for maybe Fiction Romance and Moving Away from the Pulsebeat. Favourite tracks: I Don't Mind, What Do I Get? and Oh Shit. 3.5/5

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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

Great band. Catchy melodies. Pete Shelley was a hell of a singer.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

бля, шо у этого сайта за привычка «подготовительные» альбомы совать перед классикой? Впрочем в этом случае я не расстроен, исходя из пластинки Love Bites я и так считал базкоксов одной из самых интересных панк-групп, а рассматриваемый альбом уверенность не только не пошатнул, но и своеобразно укрепил. Если на последующей работе будет куда больше конкретно попсовой мелодичности и более-менее ортодоксальных инструменталов, то здесь во многих песнях группа пускается в интересные, пусть и не всегда работающие эксперименты. В какой-то момент в голову даже пришло сравнение с Devo, только в менее нердовскую и синтвейвовую сторону. А так ведь много схожего: дёрганные ритмы, быстрые пассажи, отрывистые вокальные фразы, небанальные мелодичные ходы, тексты про какую-то хуйню-малафью. Угар, в общем. Угар это хорошо. Это лучше, чем ёбаная скука. Но всё же до верхних оценок не дотягивает — в основном потому, что после нескольких прослушиваний банально башка начинает болеть от скорости и нервозности песен. Я на самом деле прошёл полный спектр эмоций за пяток прослушиваний, от неподдельного интереса и подпевания до просто невероятного раздражения. Так что ну 7 где-то, наверное, на позитив всё же больше ориентируюсь.

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Sun Mar 28 2021
4

Solid

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Fri Jun 11 2021
4

Surprisingly creative early punk album. Fun!

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Fri May 28 2021
4

Great fun, the buzzcocks are kind of forgotten in the US, but I love’em

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Sun May 09 2021
4

First Time Listening: 10/11 songs liked Punk usually isn't in my knowledge of music, this was a great album through and through EXCEPT that lost song....lol that ending was "okay..." Nothing noteworthy to hear as stand-alones. No songs saved

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Sun May 23 2021
4

Great punk album.

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Wed May 26 2021
4

Simple but effective riffs, songs are a bit samey but the high energy and occasionally spicy drums make up for it

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Thu Jul 15 2021
4

Energetic. Not a fan of the vocals but they don't detract from the music that much.

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Mon Aug 09 2021
4

Gusta mucho

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

Yessss love Buzzcocks. OG punk. First track starts with an instrumental that was used as the riff for Boredom. Don't recognise the other tracks but it's sick, love it. 4/5

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Mon Sep 06 2021
4

Really good

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Thu Sep 09 2021
4

As somebody who listens to a lot of punk with a pop edge, I know how important Buzzcocks are to a lot of my favorite bands. Great album. Favorite tracks: "Fiction Romance", "Sixteen", "Fast Cars"

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Thu Sep 09 2021
4

like on a high speed car chase

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Fri Sep 24 2021
4

классная альтернатива позитивная

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Sun Sep 26 2021
4

This album has some super catchy songs and great punk vibes. Exactly the type of sound I love from punk music, and obviously influential.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

Killer album! Great all the way through. Crazy great and clean for 60s punk - riffs, solos, bass lines, drums, all of it! Maybe a bit light lyrically but it's a punk album? And a nice contrast to much of the heavier and/or anarchist punk at the time. Also clean vocally. I'd listen pretty much any time. Only other exception is the lack of standout killer tracks.

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Thu Oct 07 2021
4

An undeniable energy ran through this album. Songs started to blend together in my brain towards the end. They sounded pretty good, though.

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Thu Oct 07 2021
4

So much energy and inventiveness

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Fri Oct 08 2021
4

Great energy

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Fri Oct 22 2021
4

This was fun and exciting!

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Fri Oct 29 2021
4

The Buzzcocks aren't my favourite punk band, but this album is still great. I Don't Mind is my favourite track.

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Fri Nov 05 2021
4

Für Punk erstaunlich originell

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

What people think the Sex Pistols sound like, but actual Punk music. 3.5/5

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Sun Nov 21 2021
4

Rating: 7/10 Best songs: I need

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Sun Nov 28 2021
4

Really great!

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Fri Dec 03 2021
4

Loved this. Like a better, smarter version of the Sex Pistols. 4 stars.

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Fri Dec 24 2021
4

Awesome

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Wed Dec 29 2021
4

Its got most of the classics on there

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Thu Dec 30 2021
4

It's the Buzzcocks, impossible to not like. One of the early pop punk bands who did it right. A series of short awesome and catchy tracks with enjoyable vocals and solos. It's a lot of fun, with some neat post-punk and neo-psychedelia tricks. I actually really like the addition of those last 4 singles, even though the placement is kinda weird after the dramatic finish of "Moving Away from the Pulsebeat." The intro track was great, the next few were kinda forgettable, but it grabbed my attention with "Sixteen" to the end. Overall pretty fantastic album and great introduction to the Buzzcocks, although I much pretty their famous compilation "Singles Going Steady."

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Sun Jan 16 2022
4

I still think Singles Going Steady is the best Buzzcocks album, even if it is a compilation, but this album is awesome.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

Pink AF and fun

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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

Juveline

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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

Shelley and Devoto met while studying humanities at Bolton institute and formed buzzcocks here. why the fuck bolton doesn't go bigger on claiming probably the most influential band for northern music is beyond me. maybe that's now my life's purpose. somehow convince the locals that they need to revel in their history. problem is i just know to engage wiv da yoof i'll have to put a fucking donk on it and get a rap verse in to it somewhere.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

2/16/22

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

punk elegante

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

muito bão

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Thu Mar 17 2022
4

Great punk rock, especially after seeing GoF

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Fri Mar 18 2022
4

I love high-energy early alt/late punk type stuff and this falls exactly that vibe

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

Great album - surprisingly mature songs too.

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Fri Apr 01 2022
4

Really cool sound brought back memories.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

Great punk rock classic. It's got great energy, great noise, and a lot of attitude to go with it. Punk rock hit a real stride in 1978, and this is the embodiment of that. Worth checking out the deluxe edition that has the excellent tune "What Do I Get?".

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Mon Apr 11 2022
4

Pretty Solid Brit punk. Normally not the biggest fan of that Genre. But these guys do it pretty fucking well to be honest.

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Mon May 02 2022
4

This was great

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Fri Jun 17 2022
4

Solid punk but prefer Pink Flag (probs no Pink Flag without Buzzcocks but whatever)

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Mon Aug 29 2022
4

I liked the second half much more.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

Better than some of the other old punk.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

Best track = I Don't Mind

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

im so surprised. this album is amazing. never heard of this band. pretty much every song is great. will be listening to again and again.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

Classic post punk power pop from the mancs

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

Buzzcocks are unfairly known as a "singles band" but this album is a showcase for the bands talent and influences. It succeeds as an album from production to musicality to songwriting.

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Sun Sep 25 2022
4

that punk rock spirit and crappy sound we all love

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

Classic punk rock but with a bit more sheen and production to it which I love.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
4

Great! Easy listening, solid guitars and a great tempo end to end

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Mon Nov 14 2022
4

This is the debut studio album from Buzzcocks. I've heard the band name before, but never listened to any of their music. This summer I listened to an episode of The Ongoing History of New Music Podcast where Alan Cross, the host, was talking about the beginnings of punk rock. In the UK, Buzzcocks were very important in the increase in popularity or this genre. They were right up there with The Sex Pistols and The Clash. Pete Shelley, unlike those other two bands I just mentioned, wrote more polished material, and the music played by the band felt more thought out. It was still hard and fast, but it at least had a direction. This album covered topics that adolescents considered important, such as sex, romance, and hating things (lol). There is one song where Shelley, I believe, is referring to his cock as a "love battery".... "I got this crazy current that slips through my underwear, and when it really connects, I come and go everywhere". Overall, a great album, and an interesting look at the beginnings of punk in the UK. Favourite songs: Love Battery, You Tear Me Up, Get On Our Own, I Don't Mind, Fast Cars, No Reply Least favourite songs: Sixteen, Moving Away From The Pulsebeat (a 7 minute punk song is just wrong) 4/5

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Wed Nov 23 2022
4

Fun punk pop !

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Wed Mar 31 2021
3

Good poppy punk... don’t rave about it like some though!

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Mon May 17 2021
3

It’s fine. “Sixteen” is a jam tho.

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Mon Sep 14 2020
3

Fun, but not my style

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Fri Apr 09 2021
3

Ihan menevää peruspunkrockia. Voisi toimia livenä hyvin jollain hämyisellä klubilla, mutta levyltä jättää snadisti kylmäksi. Soundeista tulee kovasti mieleen Supergrass tuoreemmista bändeistä. Peruskolmonen.

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Fri Mar 26 2021
3

Ok. Don't live it.

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Mon Apr 12 2021
3

Otro disco de Punk pero sin las historias alocadas de los Sex Pistols o la influencia posterior que tuvieron otros. En general lo sentí como un montón de canciones olvidables y tal vez solo un poco entretenidas.

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Mon Apr 12 2021
3

No pareciera que fuera de los 70's, se escucha muy fresco y potente. No baja de intensidad y te mantiene a tope como todo buen punk Punk punk de la vieja escuela

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Thu Mar 25 2021
3

Not bad. I’d listen again.

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Thu Mar 25 2021
3

Production: 7/20 Songwriting: 12/20 Innovation: 7/20 Bangers: 15/20 Emotional response: 9/20 = 50

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Tue May 25 2021
3

Average

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Fri Apr 23 2021
3

a ton of songs that are only 2ish minutes long which i really like because rly complements the fast-paced, energetic punk rock genre so you just get spurts of different songs to rock out to, but they all kinda mesh together

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Fri Apr 16 2021
3

Another reminder that punk was around for a long time.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
3

Their sound and energy comes rip Roaring out of the gate with their debut / I think their songwriting skills were still in development - to be on display on later albums

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Mon Apr 12 2021
3

Recuerdo haber tenido un par de canciones de los Buzzcocks en días perdidos de Napster. Siempre me gustaron sus canciones se sentían con bastante energía y mejor realizadas que mucho punk. Honestamente, aunque me gustó esperaba más del disco; sobre todo la primera mitad medio desinfla. No sé por qué... es el tipo de punk que me normalmente me gusta más. Quizá en este caso en disco completo llegan a sonar demasiado iguales a ratos y se pierde un poco, quizá es mejor banda de sencillos que de álbumes. La segunda mitad del disco es mucho mejor y toso se empieza a mezclar más. Me gustó en especial Autonomy y me encantó Moving Away from the Pulse Beat, que aparte de ser una canción de punk de 7 minutos tiene quizá de los mejores y más originales trabajos de batería y guitarra del género. Entiendo que este sea el debut, pero incluso sin conocer a fondo la discografía se que les he escuchado mejor material. Al menos sí es disfrutable. Una anécdota simpática… ¿Se acuerdan de Sister Ray? Esa canción de Velvet Undergound que hablaba de una historia de drag queens teniendo una orgía fallida mientras la banda toca un improvisado de diecisiete minutos en torno a tres acordes. Los Buzzcocks se formaron porque a los integrantes les mamaba esa canción.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
3

Never listened to this band all that much, but I feel kind of weird about the fact I really preferred some of the extra tracks on the extended version I listened to than the main tracks that make up the original sequencing. And, I mean, that nevvvvver happens. Usually those songs don’t make the cut for a reason, right? But “Orgasm Addict,” “What Do I Get?” and “Oh Shit,” are all pretty awesome. Favorite track overall though is “Sixteen.” Hands down. Otherwise, this is really a record that made me further realize that like 98% of all classic punk is really just sped up distorted pop songs.

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Fri May 21 2021
3

not my bag

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

Some interesting moments. 5/10

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Tue Apr 06 2021
3

Classic punk rock! Really a joy to listen to... Once every three months.

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Wed Jul 21 2021
3

This is probably my least favorite punk record so far on the list. in that I like it but I don't immediately love it. The soundscape overall is very tinny and scratchy.

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Thu Mar 18 2021
3

3/5

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Fri Apr 09 2021
3

Menevää punk-rokkia 1978. Kuriositeettina mainittakoon, että levyn avaavassa Fast Cars -biisissä lausutaan useampaan otteeseen "Fast Cars!" mielestäni hyvin samaan tapaan kuin Agent Orangen Bloodstains -biisissä (1980), mutta ainakaan googlen ensimmäiset hakutulokset eivät paljastaneet tieteellistä yhteyttä näiden kahden välille.

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Fri Apr 09 2021
3

Yllättävänkin raikasta punkkirokkia 70-luvun lopulla tehdyksi. Harkitsin jopa nelosta, mutta ei nyt sentäs niin paljoa vavisuttanut.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
3

Production: 7/20 Songwriting: 12/20 Innovation: 7/20 Bangers: 15/20 Emotional response: 9/20 = 50

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Thu Feb 04 2021
3

Makes me want to listen to the Strokes

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Thu Mar 25 2021
3

false

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Mon Feb 22 2021
3

Fun record with some great tunes - gets better from Get on our own. Autonomy is a cracker and pulse beat is brilliant

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Mon Feb 22 2021
3

Great wee album, Yiu can still hear the influences today.

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Wed Feb 24 2021
3

eh

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Thu Jul 08 2021
3

Primitive punk. Three decently good tracks save this one

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Sat Jun 12 2021
3

Another piece of evidence that this is a very British-centric list. The Buzzcocks bring their energy and fast-paced playing into an album that highlights punk and its British movement. Despite not having any major tracks to take away, it is easy to see how they impacted the genres and others to follow.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
3

Местами вроде бы бодрое оригинальное звучание, но в целом - дженерик панк какой-то.

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Fri May 14 2021
3

John Lydon of The Sex Pistols showed that you don't have to be able to sing to be a lead vocalist, and The Buzzcocks took that information and ran with it.

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Sun May 09 2021
3

Fetzt haut mich aber auch nicht um

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Sat Apr 24 2021
3

Razigran punk album sa nekim dobro poznatim stvarima. Dobar album gdje po meni bolje prevladava prvi dio albuma, na prvo slušanje mi se dojmio album, al na drugo i treće je to manje više nestalo.

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Fri Jul 16 2021
3

Punk rock group that I hadn't heard before as back in 1978 I wasn't much into music yet. Mostly good stuff, but some of the material is a bit "homogeneous". Fiction Romance was my favorite, but Autonomy and Moving Away From the Pulsebeat also good. Last half of the album better than the first! Probably 3.2 out of 5?

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Sun May 30 2021
3

No dispute that this album is a staple in the beginnings of the punk scene. It’s fast, raw and juvenile to the bone. While there’s certainly a place for it as one of the most important albums in music history, I’ve got to be in the mood and headspace to really enjoy listening to it.

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Wed Jun 16 2021
3

A classic, but somewhat generic in the current musical climate.

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Tue May 11 2021
3

Solid album. Late 70s punk

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Wed May 26 2021
3

Good tracks but not particularly memorable

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Wed May 26 2021
3

So many songs I kinda liked, until the vocals started.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
3

It's fine pop-punk. 5-6/10

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Wed Aug 04 2021
3

It has been quite hard for me to catalogue and rate so many punk albums being that I'm not very fond of the genre, but this one was not so bad. I mean, it's good and it doesn't get tiring or anything like that at all.

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Tue Aug 10 2021
3

This was okay. I liked a few of the songs. Solid 3 stars

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Mon Aug 16 2021
3

Fun stuff. Good energy, not as sloppy as some punk can sound. I like it.

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Sun Aug 29 2021
3

Decent punk album that actually is fairly calm and "beginner-friendly", not all that raw and aggressive

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Sat Sep 04 2021
3

It's a pretty good punk album all things considered. Unexpectedly, they didn't have full on noise like some other bands on this list from this genre. The sound is pretty basic, but it's a good sound so credit where credit is due. One thing of note is that I liked the additions to the album at the end a bit more than most of the rest of the songs, but all in all it was fine. Favorite track: Fast Cars

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Fri Oct 01 2021
3

Hmm, 3.5. The Buzzcocks have a very good sound but I have to say nothing on this particular album is quite memorable to me.

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Thu Oct 21 2021
3

There were a few moments of melodic punk which I enjoyed but these came later on the album.

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Fri Oct 22 2021
3

Bit too repetitive

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Wed Oct 27 2021
3

Not a bad album and a good sound but not a huge fan, which is strange because on paper it's right up my street.

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Wed Oct 27 2021
3

Quite fun! Lots of bangers, didnt love love though

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Fri Nov 05 2021
3

Schöner Punk, aber ist nicht mein Style.

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Thu Dec 02 2021
3

6/10

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Wed Dec 08 2021
3

Standard punk. Love the energy and vibe.

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Thu Dec 23 2021
3

its good, but somehow felt too long (even though its not that long)

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Sun Jan 09 2022
3

Quite good fun, much more enjoyable than Sex Pistols. Some recognisable singles. Elements of good musicianship. Quite good.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
3

It’s fine, but never mind

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Thu Jan 20 2022
3

Lekker snelle rockmuziek! Maar het is nu ook weer net niet de vrolijke melodieuze punk die ik leuk vind. ***

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Thu Jan 20 2022
3

It’s Buzzcocks!

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Fri Jan 21 2022
3

Chelsss hatesss fast kahhsss 3.5/5

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Thu Feb 03 2022
3

This album has an interesting sound and I think I like it...but it wasn't grabbing me until the second time around. Would not mind coming back to this, but not something you can pop on in mixed company.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
3

an end of the 70s punk album. meh.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
3

Same music. Same kitchen. Fun enough.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
3

Upon my initial listen I am not extremely thrilled with this piece. I think that it's very prototypical punk music, and that modern music would have suffered without acts like Buzzcocks. Unfortunately, I don't think I understand it yet, and most of the album just bleeds together for me. After hearing the song Ever Fall In Love from a different album, I think I understand the influence, but I need to listen to more of their work to fully respect what this album and the group means for culture going in to the future. Just an average score for now.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

L'eterna banda per descubrir del punk anglés. No tan iconoclastes com els Pistols, ni tan excelsos com The Clash, ells van anar al seu ritme, amb un punk rock accessible i original, molt personal. Malgrat l'aparició d'aquest disc a la llista, cap dels seus àlbums s'apropa a l'escolta "obligatòria", però la majoria d'ells són suficientement bons com per pertànyer a qualsevol col.lecció, i sempre amb alguns temes excel.lents, tot ells recopilats a la, aquesta sí, imprescindible 'Singles Going Steady'

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Mon Feb 21 2022
3

3,5 Num escutei tudo pq deu preguiça

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Mon Feb 21 2022
3

Mais um álbum de tomar cerveja em pé para nós

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Thu Mar 03 2022
3

Melodic punk. Great album

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Fri Mar 11 2022
3

Most of these mediocre punk albums I rate a two but this one was just interesting enough to be average

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Thu Mar 24 2022
3

In and out in 37 minutes. You love to see it

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Sun Apr 24 2022
3

Good melodic punk album

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Fri May 13 2022
3

So this is where they started? Nothing I recognise, nothing I especially like or dislike. Can see it for it's relevance. Will never listen to again.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
3

Somewhere back there - I think it was during the phone sample in No Reply - I wondered if the Buzzcocks were going to do something conceptual. They most certainly did not, but pack their love songs with enough melody to stay sticky.

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Sun Jun 19 2022
3

I am not too sure that I was familiar with any of their work aside from their name going into this album. I managed to listen to the album once again while on a walk with the dog. Classic punk sound but I think that I need to go back and give the album a deeper listen. The album was good and I would go back to check out more from their discography.

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Tue Jun 21 2022
3

Hooky and melodic punk, it’s easy to see how this points forward to new wave and why people get excited about it but really it’s no great shakes for me personally. 3.2/3

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Thu Jun 30 2022
3

This is the debut album from English punk rock band Buzzcocks. It is a highly acclaimed album with a great track list. I liked the album and would recommend it to any punk rock fans.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
3

The Buzzcocks are a greatest hits band who never had any hits. (6/10) FT: I Don't Mind, Fiction Romance

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Fri Jul 01 2022
3

Never mind the Buzzcocks! More punk. The random album generator has certainly got an appetite for punk at the moment. It's fine tho, we all need some shouty, shouty, fast and furious now and then. Vale Pete Shelley.

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Wed Jul 06 2022
3

Really enjoyed this one, although it didn't blow me away

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Thu Aug 04 2022
3

High speed punk

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Wed Aug 17 2022
3

Best band name ever

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Wed Aug 17 2022
3

Ralph Nader line FTW

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Wed Aug 17 2022
3

Pretty good punk music but no bangers

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

I think I wanted to like this more, it's okay, very punky and lyrically are fun, but I found myself zoning out at points and getting a bit bored.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

Classic shouty punk :)

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Thu Aug 25 2022
3

first listen it's fun

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Sun Sep 11 2022
3

Catchy but lost its brilliance over the years for me

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Thu Sep 15 2022
3

I liked this album. Never heard of the Buzzcocks before but they have that enjoyable 80s/new wave sound and I will definitely listen to them more in the future. Nothing else to really cover as this album is good, but not anything special.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
3

Fun band and fun album. Will listen to more Buzzcocks for sure

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Fri Sep 30 2022
3

A decent Britpop/rock LP. Don’t know if any of these tracks will stick with me through the end of the week, but they were at least a joy to listen to in the moment

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Sun Oct 09 2022
3

I'm a huge punk fan, and this is fairly good punk. I'm not too into the classic punk bands/sound but The Buzzcocks are pretty good.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
3

Early British punk rock. It was ok. 3.5 stars.

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Mon Oct 17 2022
3

So, as Simon well knows I've never been very good at doing my musical homework. If I was, I might have listened to these guys sometime after becoming (and remaining) a fan of the early albums from The Offspring & to a lesser extent Green Day. As it is, I'm happy to start catching up now, and intrigued with this album that seems to be poised right on the cusp between the "original/classic punk" sound and the emerging punk-pop that these guys evidently helped to pioneer. Good stuff...but two listens was enough for me. 3.5 stars.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
3

Decent early punk music but probably won’t go back

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Wed Oct 26 2022
3

yeah it was okay it didn't make me feel much. sounded alright 6/10

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Mon Nov 14 2022
3

71/100: This was like a slightly less abrasive version of the Sex Pistols, which means I liked this better than the Sex Pistols; however, that's a relatively low bar. This was a pretty good album, but it got repetitive and a bit boring by the end. Probably won't listen again.

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Mon Sep 28 2020
2

loud

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Wed Oct 21 2020
2

Punkrock-pop, højt tempo, energisk, korte sange

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Sat Apr 17 2021
2

Ok what ever

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Fri Feb 05 2021
2

Pure punk, not my style, but I appreciate it.

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Mon Apr 12 2021
2

Este disco tiene una vibra parecida a la de Sex Pistols, pero tres rayitas menos anarquista, y me atrevería a decir que en algunas canciones es como escuchar a los Arctic Monkeys regresando en el tiempo a los 70's. Creo que lo que más me sorprendió es la enorme discografía de este grupo, del que no conocía su existencia hasta que escuché este disco. Supongo que es un grupo muy local. En cuanto a la parte musical, si bien no me desagradó, tampoco me prendió tanto. La canción que más me agradó fue "Moving away from the pulsebeat" por las percusiones, pero si no volviera a escuchar este disco nunca más en la vida no me perdería de mucho.

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Wed Mar 17 2021
2

Kinda cool. Kinda samey. Few hits at the end but too long.

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Thu Mar 04 2021
2

No, not doing this again

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Tue Apr 06 2021
2

Unfortunately this was a bit boring. It is certainly a time from punks origins, but it sounds like a watered-down Sex Pistols and the songs aren't very interesting and the vocals aren't angry enough.

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Mon Apr 05 2021
2

not bad for who they are

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