Album Review: The Adicts – And It Was So

AE4228-2_00001-800x800The Adicts – And It Was So

Release Date: 17th November 2017

Label: Nuclear Blast Records

The Adicts, one of the most popular punk bands of the 80s, come from Ipswich, Suffolk, and have returned with another album.

The album unfolds with Picture The Scene, an upbeat tune that leads us in with a bass intro followed by some spoken vocals. Track 2 greets us with Fucked Up World, a heavier song and with a more catchier beat, including an infectious chorus, before moving in to the third song, Talking Shit. This tune is a little more laidback with a repetitive beat, and includes some slight oi! punk undertones.

The album resumes with track 4, If You Want It, a song that gives off an indie feel with a nice guitar riff. A combination of lead and back up vocals gives this song an edge and can definitely be heard throughout the entirety of the album. Gospel According To Me is the album’s fifth song and features a nice instrumental start and an appealing tune throughout. Track 6, Gimme Something To Do, sets off with a tuneful beat and an energetic pace, moving on to a dramatic verse of spoken vocals midway through.

Love Sick Baby, track 7, is a snappy song, with a nice combination of guitar and drums in the opening and a memorable chorus, before moving onwards to And It Was So, a tune nobody would be able to resist bobbing their head to. Following on from track 8 comes Deja Vu, opening up with a neat bass riff and displaying low and captivating vocals for the duration of the song.

Track 10, I Owe You, sets off with a memorable tune guaranteed to make you want to have a dance. The album’s eleventh song, Wanna Be, is a fast and energetic tune, including group vocals, which can also be heard for the most part of the album. The twelfth and final track, You’ll Be The Death Of Me, brings the album to a close, complete with a dramatic and almost theatrical tune.

To sum up, this album is yet another great one from one of the best punk bands of the 80s. There are a range of different influences seen throughout this album, with some songs compared to the likes of bands such as Cock Sparrer or Buzzcocks. This album proves that even after so many years, we can still be impressed by The Adicts.

Recommended Track: I Owe You

Rating: 8/10

If you want to hear more from The Adicts, take a look at the following links:

Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/theadicts/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/theadicts?lang=en

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2pgfxPdmj_Gl9i6dQoJMjQ

One comment
  1. glknott

    I have a quick question about the album. Do you think it’s mixed lower? The distortion seems practically gone which I think is good. I always have the volume up almost all the way for it to sound comfortably loud. I was just wondering what your thoughts are about that.


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