The likely lads return with their first album in 11 years, but is it a Libs classic?
Boy Kill Boy: Civilian
Get on your dancing shoes, you sexy little swines
From recent floorfiller ‘Suzie’ to less recent floorfiller ‘Back Again’, ‘Civilian’ kicks off like it means to go on. And on. And on. And – ah, you see we have a problem here. While other bands go for the throw-enough-shit-at-the-wall-and-some-will-stick approach (see: Mystery Jets) BKB prefer throw-the-same-shit-relentlessly, and thus have an album here with a good tune, nine times (two ‘ballads’ providing the exception to the rule). An album destined to kick-start, ‘You’ve got it on repeat, you moron/No I haven’t’ arguments nationwide. That said, there are enough ideas in the likes of ‘Civil Sin’ and ‘Showdown’ to suggest the boys have more tricks up their sleeves. If only their selected shirt cuffs weren’t so damn tight.
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