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Another Music In A Different Kitchen

Buzzcocks

1978

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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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3.08

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11502

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 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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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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Sun Jan 15 2023
5

These cocks really do be buzzin 😳

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wed Oct 18 2023
1

I'm not a fan of early punk because its only cohesion is the aesthetic of just being noisy, everything else is just random and without nuance. I feel like AI could write punk rock very easily.

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Sun Feb 25 2024
1

Can someone help me with a tech issue. This app seems to have corrupted and now offers up albums that's only use is as a psychological weapon at Guantanamo bay. Do I need a patch or something to stop this as my wife says the sledgehammer is possibly an over reaction.

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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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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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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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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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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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Fri Nov 25 2022
5

5 Buzzcocks are definitely one of my favorite English punk bands. There’s something about the pace and production of this music that is almost addictive to listen to. This album has almost all of my favorites by Buzzcocks, too. This is the kind of album that reminds me of exactly why I love punk music.

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Fri Jan 13 2023
5

With Buzzcocks beautiful blend of posi punk and British wit we get a truly fantastic debut. Creating a sound they'd later perfect and a brand that would last for over 4 decades. Their roots are here and those roots are checker boarded and ready to take the dance floor. As much a pop band as punk would get to that point.

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Sun Jan 15 2023
5

Honestly? Shockingly good Punk. I was not familiar with the group, but they will go into regular rotation!

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Thu Mar 02 2023
5

I'm a sucker for proto punk.

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Wed Mar 15 2023
5

Great energy, simple songs. "All you need is a mouthful..." -well said.

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Wed Mar 29 2023
5

What a set of songs. A thrilling slab of punk pop brilliance, showing that 'only' three chords could still be fun. Pretty much a perfect album from beginning to end: the lyrics, the melodies, the voice, the sound. Peerless.

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Fri Apr 07 2023
5

High energy Brit punk. Personally I love it

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Sun Jun 11 2023
5

Completely satisfying album: it's got the punk, it's got the tunes, it's got sophistication. And I don't mind is simply irresistable.

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Sun Jun 11 2023
5

A classic Buzzcocks album, writing credits for Shelley, Diggle and even a couple of Devoto / Shelley songs. Obviously 5 stars.

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Tue Jun 27 2023
5

Super punky, a great big ball of angsty energy. I like!

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Thu Aug 10 2023
5

Ooo, an excellent 70's punk album! I'd heard of Buzzcocks but not really listened to much of their work, but I absolutely love this. It has that real loud, anti-establishment and anarchistic feel that punk is known for, but it feels so joyful at the same time, and you can tell that they had fun with this. An amazing record. Favourite: No Reply

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Fri Aug 18 2023
5

Power pop/punk perfection. Spent the afternoon with this on repeat, what more do you need

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Wed Sep 13 2023
5

Enjoyable, and I didn't even get as far as the killer tracks when listening yesterday.

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Sat Oct 21 2023
5

This bassist is incredible. Track 1 was a great starter track. Track 2 starts with a Pink Floyd Vibe with the phone ringing. AWESOME guitar riff. Track 3 has another awesome guitar part. Side B starts off strong lyrically. Great riffs. fun listen

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Thu Nov 02 2023
5

I was a teenager when this album was released and it spoke volumes to me. Outstanding album.

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Fri Dec 08 2023
5

# Playlist track - Fast Cars # Notes - Never heard of them before. - Top notch punk! - Really surprised with the tracks on the album having 30-50k plays on Spotify.

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Thu Jan 04 2024
5

I’m gonna be honest, I got a little confused when I saw this pop up. Name your band Buzzcocks, and you should expect me to be somewhat skeptical of what I’m about to listen to. But I’m always down for a little late 70’s punk music, so I set that initial skepticism aside. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that this is a fantastic punk album. I haven’t listened to much music that is just straight punk rock, but the one big one I have heard is the Sex Pistols debut. And I was by no means blown away by that album. This, on the other hand, feels more punk than that album ever was. Mind you, this only came out a year after Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols. This is cleaner, more exciting, more interesting, and simply better punk music. Sex Pistols felt like they didn’t know what they wanted to be. They were trying to appeal to an audience they didn’t know how to appeal to. This group makes it clear what they intend for their album to sound like, and they do a damn fine job at it. This is written and formatted in the perfect way for a punk album. Short album, short track list, mostly short songs. It doesn’t feel bloated, and they don’t try their hands at any super experimental ideas, aside from one part at the end of Sixteen, but even that doesn’t feel out of place. They knew what they were capable of creating, and just stuck with it. Vocalist Pete Shelley has just the right amount of youth in his voice, and every riff hits. This really should have been the poster child for punk music moving forward. Rating: 9/10

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Sun Jan 28 2024
5

A fine spiral scratch from a great band

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Fri Feb 16 2024
5

I’m genuinely trying to think of something negative to say about this album, and I’ve got nothing. This is everything that a Punk album should be: fast, furious, and funny. It’s not as political as other British Punk, but there’s something to be said about presenting the ordinary social lives of young people and how dissatisfying it is, as a companion to the more explicitly angry political commentary that The Clash of The Pistols were representing. Also, to clear up some confusion, the story about their name is that ‘cock’ is another way of saying ‘mate’ and there was apparently a headline in a music mag that the band read about the excitement of playing on stage titled ‘It’s the buzz, cock!’ Yes, it must’ve partially been picked because cock is an inherently funny word, but there is also a non filthy meaning behind it

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Thu Feb 22 2024
5

I'm an unabashed fan of pop-punk. And I don't think you can be a pop-punk fan without at least appreciating that the Buzzcocks might have done it first. Good collection of fun and fast songs. And a lot more fun than the angry punk of the time (which I'm also a fan of!)

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Thu Feb 22 2024
5

Fast clever punk songs. Maybe the first 'pop' punk. A really fun and enjoyable listen.

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Thu Feb 22 2024
5

Fast and frantic punk rock with pop hooks and great lyrics.

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Thu Feb 22 2024
5

Such a great album, Buzzcocks don't get nearly the recognition that they should.

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Fri Mar 15 2024
5

When I was about 15 at school I went round to a friend's. We played bass and keyboards for a bit, then he showed me a dirt motorbike he had. As he was 14 all he could do was ride it round the garden. I had a music sheet book of Another Music In A Different Kitchen that was his, and never gave it back. Ebayed it for a healthy sum thirty years later. The album? By the band who were the first band I ever saw live. Just perfect. The sleeve, the title...everything that was exciting about music when I was 15. Still sounds amazing.

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Wed Mar 20 2024
5

This was a great album. Very punk, very 70’s!

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Fri Mar 29 2024
5

This album did not originally release with its singles, and it didn't need to. This is a strong and fucking awesome punk record. I'm sure any Brit who ever thoughr about starting a band was super inspired by this

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Wed Apr 17 2024
5

"Another Music in a Different Kitchen" is the first studio album by English punk rock band Buzzcocks. This album had the third line-up on the band after the departure of the original lead vocalist Howard Devoto who was replaced on vocals by lead guitarist Pete Shelley. Besides Shelley, other band members included Steve Diggle (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Steve Garvey (bass) and John Maher (drums, percussion). The album was produced by Martin Reshent. The opener "Fast Cars" has to have a fast start and it does. Rhythm guitar and an echoing lead guitar. Shelley has that Johnny Rotten sneer down too. No one expected you to lead the album off with a song mentioning safety advocate Ralph Nader. The band rolls through some more melodic fast paced punk songs and closes Side A with "Sixteen." Machine-like militaristic guitars and drums. A hypnotic riff and beat. Of course, you end a side in chaos and with a song expressing hate on modern music. On Side B, the band really brings the melodic power pop punk. The only single "I Don't Mind" has a rockin' beat and catchy, melodic guitars. It's definitely the most pop song on the album. The protagonist has low self-esteem and is paranoid about losing his girlfriend since he's not worthy. A prevalent guitar leads "Autonomy." A nice up and down the scales, very catchy. He wants to be free from control. A drum intro begins the album closer "Moving Away from the Pulsebeat." A Bo Diddly guitar riff. A searing guitar solo on this seven-minute long song. Quite the finish. This album has fast, punk, melodic songs. Side A has the faster, more hardcore punk songs. Side B showcases their melodic, catchy side. I heard their influences especially thinking of Hüsker Dü. Their compilation album "Singles Going Steady" is probably the est place to start with this band but this album is also worthy of a listen with really no bad songs.

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Thu May 02 2024
5

As another reviewer noted, despite the classic punk lyrics railing against society and manufactured music (disco in their eyes), the Buzzcocks sound like they're having a ton of fun. This music is driving, frenetic, and hits all the British punk hallmarks. Of course the instrumentation and progressions are simplistic, this is punk we're talking about. They have a knack for melody as well that borders on a pop sensibility. 'I Don't Mind' could have been made by mid-nineties pop punk bands and sounded perfectly in place.

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Wed May 29 2024
5

First time listener to Buzzcocks, and damn, this record is just fantastic. Love the production, the songs are so good. Not even got any favourites - just the entire record. Brilliant.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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