Punk Rock - Mekons
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  • Summary: 'Punk Rock' is just that, combining new recordings of some of the band's edgier late-70s output with live performances culled from their 25th anniversary tour in 2002.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
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  1. These aren't indelible tunes like "At Home He's a Tourist" or "Suspect Device." But months later they're still getting not just stronger but rawer, which isn't how this game usually works.
  2. 80
    They remain funny, fly and fit for the future. [May 2004, p.104]
  3. 80
    Shows that Jon Langford’s voice has lost bite but gained growl.
  4. In the band's able hands, the music still sounds dangerous, unpredictable, and potent.
  5. The songs aren't always as good as one might hope, especially in comparison to The Mekons' peak period.
  6. 70
    Unessential, yes, but hardly uninteresting. [Feb 2004, p.101]
  7. If you're not already into it, you're not missing much.

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