Friday, March 2, 2012
The Magnificent - Bad Lucky LP
I'll get this off my chest first, it takes a lot of skill and a little luck to make great album cover if that cover is a picture of your band. The Magnificent did not pull that one off, which is a bit of a shame because the music on this record is top notch. Bad Lucky is an album full of working class UK punk rock. Hints of Billy Bragg, Leatherface, The Clash...maybe a little like Frank Turner, without the pretentious songs about poetry. The songs are uptempo, but at the same time gruff and the lyrics actually have something to say. You'll never think these guys aren't from the UK when you're listen to Bad Lucky. The sound of the record just screams of where they are from, but that's a positive in this case. This is a record that rings true, I really believe the band and that's a very rare commodity these days. Big fan.
The Magnificent - Bad Luck (Via Bandcamp):