Uncle Dysfunktional - Happy Mondays
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  • Summary: The Happy Mondays featured in the film "24 Hour Party People" release their first studio album since 1992
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. 80
    At its best, in its stoned funk and stewed grooves, there’s enough to suggests they could even fulfill their early ambition to be the "Sly and the Family Stone of Salford." Double double good.
  2. This comeback effort is a huge amount of fun and a reminder that it's great that the Happy Mondays have never completely disappeared.
  3. Happy Mondays' first album since 1992's "...Yes Please!" is the sound of a damaged former addict being ushered into a studio for one last shot at the big time - before falling on his arse.
  4. Uncle Dysfunktional won't compel a new generation to discover the back catalogue or question the popular depiction of the Mondays as cartoonish buffoons.
  5. So long as you approach Unkle Dysfunctional as little more than an excuse for Shaun Ryder to head back out on the road, I guess it works fine.
  6. A couple of times on Uncle Dysfunktional the Mondays break out of their past and attempt to come to grips with more contemporary forms, but it’s less than convincing.
  7. Please, please, please ignore this album. Uncle Dysfunktional is a wretched experience. Ryder bellows his way through it all, banging on about drugs and low-life in a voice that can barely muster a tune.

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  1. susannl
    Jul 21, 2007
    great album. a new Direction on tunes like anti warhole which I think is great, but my favourite track has got to be Dr Dick , which I think in time will be seen as a classic. Other tracks tack me back to the sound of bummed like Cuntry disco.over all this album is much better and more creative in the new moves it makes than any of the new crop of bands who can only harp back to the great days of the strokes first LP. Expand
  2. blues.
    Jul 12, 2007
    dope album
  3. seanf.
    Jul 9, 2007
    this is the album happy mondays fans have been waiting for since pills'n'thrills. to be honest i bought this expecting it to be rubbish, and instead found it filled with infectiosly catchy tunes which hark back to the mondays at their baggy best. well done lads. Expand
  4. tonyf.
    Jul 16, 2007
    i love happy mondays!!!