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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the British pop-punk band was recorded in New Jersey by producer Mike Sapone.
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  1. May 1, 2020
    100
    Being so musically and thematically rich, GLUE will be a lot of things to a lot of people, and therefore act as an enduring monument to being young and looking ahead in a world that doesn’t always seem to have, or want, a future. This is an album that simultaneously makes you sad and glad to be alive. Treasure it. Use it.
  2. May 1, 2020
    90
    Through channeling their frustration into their craft, Boston Manor have not only made their finest album to date, they’ve lent a voice to the disaffected youth of modern Britain at a time when that is sorely needed.
  3. 85
    The fact that GLUE isn’t just another album in Boston Manor’s discography rings out. It's a portrayal of moral depravity, a reflection of modern society and a call to arms for change. A bold and brazen album that will joyously haunt you.
  4. Classic Rock Magazine
    May 6, 2020
    80
    Road-toughened beyond their identi-Emo origins to attain a formidably muscular grunge-tinged melodic fury. [Jun 2020, p.89]
  5. May 1, 2020
    60
    GLUE will appeal to fans of '90s alternative rock who are looking for more, but will continue to alienate Boston Manor's longtime pop-punk-loving fans.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. May 14, 2020
    9
    Glue is a great follow up to Boston Manor's incredible album, Welcome To The Neighbourhood. They not only continue to improve on their coreGlue is a great follow up to Boston Manor's incredible album, Welcome To The Neighbourhood. They not only continue to improve on their core sound, they also continue to evolve and grow as a band from a musical and song writing context. We get a fantastic mesh of WTTN and Be Nothing on tracks such as "Ratking" and "Brand New Kids" as well as some newer concepts ranging from the heavier end of things on "Monolith" and "Only1" to the softer side with "Plasticine Dreams" and "Terrible Love" .. Boston Manor continues to remain unafraid to try new things and it works. Only strikes against the album are one or two weaker songs and not using "Brand New Kids" as a lead single to follow "Liquid" ... 8.5/10 Expand
  2. May 6, 2020
    9
    Very good from start to finish. Starts off big with Everything is Ordinary and 1s & 0s, and ends big with Monolith.
    A couple slower songs
    Very good from start to finish. Starts off big with Everything is Ordinary and 1s & 0s, and ends big with Monolith.
    A couple slower songs with Stuck in the Mud and Terrible Love.
    Great lyrics too throughout.
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  3. May 20, 2020
    8
    Song-to-song quality control is lost somewhat among the mix of grungy, Stone Temple Pilots-style 90s alt-rock, late-2000s emo pop punk andSong-to-song quality control is lost somewhat among the mix of grungy, Stone Temple Pilots-style 90s alt-rock, late-2000s emo pop punk and post-hardcore, and thrashing electronic metal a la Bring Me the Horizon, yet the angsty, energetic highs of this smorgasbord of sounds mostly compensates for the forgettable lows.

    Choice Cuts: "Plasticine Dreams", "Only1", "You, Me & the Class War", "Stuck in the Mud"
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