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

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD / This is PiL (2012)

This is PiL, literally. Lydon has assembled a band tighter than he's had for decades. It's percussion-heavy, meandering but focussed, has the dub reggae style arrangements, the political stance, the bass, the chimes, the nostalgia, the spoken word, etc. It's all like it should be. The first half is flawless. The second half takes a little more time to drop into the consciousness. In my opinion, it's the best PiL release since Album (1986), and if it turns out to be the last thing Lydon ever releases under the PiL name, then it's a hell of a worthy swansong.

Songs of Note: One Drop; Terra-Gate

4 looks across the great divide out of 5

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