IDLES – Ultra Mono (2020) 10

Genre: Punk Rock
Rating: 10

Track List:
1. War 03:07
2. Grounds 03:08
3. Mr. Motivator 03:15
4. Anxiety 02:59
5. Kill Them With Kindness 03:49
6. Model Village 03:54
7. Ne Touche Pas Moi 02:33
8. Carcinogenic 03:50
9. Reigns 04:02
10. The Lover 03:16
11. A Hymn 05:18
12. Danke 03:34

Like Conor McGregor with a samurai sword
On roller blades
Like Vasily Lomachenko
After four pints of Gatorade
Like Kathleen Hanna with bear claws
Grabbing Trump by the pussy
Like Delia Smith after ten chardonnays
Making me a nice cookie

What can I say? Idles! They’ve done it again. I keep wondering if they are going to run out of steam. They are fast becoming my favourite band.

People are noticing Idles, and not everyone likes what they see (but I think most do). Critics will criticize. That’s okay though, they don’t seem to show any signs of slowing in the face of resistance. In fact, resistance seems to be part of their thing.

They have a message worth sharing. One that they have been blasting since their first album. Only on Ultra Mono, that message is a little more polished, a little more directed at political targets, and a lot more inclusive. They are mostly blunt, with brief glimpses of sillyness and they are hammering home ideas of love, acceptance and togetherness at maximum volume.

Like Frida Kahlo painting on the poor
On your fuck-off wall
Like Tracey Emin in her unmade bed
Listening to The Fall
Like Flava Flav in the club
Riding on the back of John Wayne
Like David Attenborough clubbing seal clubbers
With LeBron James

Let’s seize the day
All hold hands, chase the pricks away

Favourite Tracks: ‘Grounds’, ‘Mr. Motivator’ & ‘A Hymn’

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