Mr. Love & Justice - Billy Bragg
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  • Summary: The 12th album for the musician was released both with and without his backing band, The Blokes.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
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  1. 82
    Flourishes of horns add to the traditional band instrumentation, giving Bragg a solid foundation on which to convey his message. [Spring 2008, p.92]
  2. Rather than being a return to form, it’s a leap forward in maturity, depth and nuance.
  3. 80
    His best work transcends politics. Mr Love & Justice contains both he best and worst of Bragg.
  4. 70
    Bragg gets the balance of message and music just about right. [May 2008, p.94]
  5. Mr. Love & Justice isn't exactly the musical equivalent of dropping flowers down the barrels of rifles, but there is a certain passivity to the disc, a characteristic magnified by the rootsy approach of Bragg's trusty band the Blokes, who channel the bucolic bent of the Band rather than the edge of the Clash.
  6. Here his long-established yet lumpy backers The Blokes too often impede his thoughtful lyrics. [Apr 2008, p.102]
  7. Billy Bragg’s studio return finds him in his comfort zone provided by the Blokes and producer Grant Showbiz under yet another title copped from novelist Colin MacInnes.

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