Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Friday, December 9, 2011

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD / This is What You Want... This is What You Get (1984)

It's PiL but it's different… again. It's a lot more musical and full of Funk than before (after the previous album they had nowhere else to go in the non-music direction) with sax, keyboards, violin and the bass again to the fore; it's an interesting sound. It spawned a few classics that pleased long-time fans, but suffers from the absence of Jah Wobble. I view it as a kind of transition album between what came before and the Pop sensibilities of what would come after.

Songs of Note: This is Not a Love Song; The Order of Death

3½ then the bastard dropped me out of 5

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