The Politics of Envy - Mark Stewart
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  • Summary: The eighth solo album for the Pop Group singer features guest appearances by Primal Scream, Factory Floor, Keith Levene of Clash, Richard Hell, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Gina Birch of The Raincoats, Tessa Pollitt of Slits, Douglas Hart of Jesus and Mary Chain, and Daddy G of Massive Attack.
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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    80
    Political metaphors abound on this eclectically ramshackle collection. [Mar 2012, p.98]
  2. Mar 27, 2012
    80
    This disc is pure Stewart - urgent, visceral electro-protest for the 21st century. [No. 85, p.59]
  3. Apr 19, 2012
    80
    However distinguished the guests, though, there's no doubt who the commanding presence is. [May 2012, p.82]
  4. Mar 27, 2012
    60
    It's Envy's quietest moment, a hazy cover of Bowie's Letter To Hermione, which is the real diamond in the rough here. [Apr 2012, p.105]
  5. 60
    The splendid The Politics of Envy simply ratchets that process up a few notches.
  6. Mar 27, 2012
    60
    Stewart remains a firebrand intent on creating skull-splintering sounds and society-skewering words.
  7. Mar 27, 2012
    50
    Maybe the problem with The Politics of Envy is that these tracks just sounded too good playing back on shiny studio monitors to a roomful of old friends. If he's struggling to say something about the wider world, maybe Stewart should consider a retreat into his own eccentric interior.

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