January 17, 2011
Album Review: Motorhead - The World Is Yours (SPV)
Lemmy and comrades strike back after a disappointing 2008 album
7 / 10 [a]Motorhead[/a]’s previous album, 2008’s ‘[b]Motörizer[/b]’, found [b]Lemmy[/b] and comrades striving to maintain their bad-ass reputation at the mercy of a sterile production and a bunch of frankly mediocre songs. Thankfully, on ‘[b]The World Is Yours[/b]’ the band sound more engaged than they have in some time. The perennial music crit line with [a]Motorhead[/a] is that every album sounds much the same. This isn’t true, as fans of the Bill Laswell-produced ‘[b]Orgasmatron[/b]’ will attest. A grim echo of that unorthodox classic manifests here in the form of ‘[b]Brotherhood Of Man[/b]’, a war-obsessed grinder which reconfigures many of the elements that made the 1986 album’s title track so chillingly effective.
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