Album #414 – Another Music in a Different Kitchen
I’m getting a little tired of all the punk bands on this list. Don’t get me wrong. I love the music and attitude. It sparked a revolution and attitude in rock that had not been seen in quite some time. But, most of these albums by punk rock bands fall flat. Most punk bands, including the Buzzcocks, were strong in the singles department. Their hit, Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) is one of punk’s enduring anthems. An album’s worth of songs that don’t live up to this single put them in the same league as The Only Ones and The Adverts. Strong singles, weak albums. One interesting note is that many of the songs on Another Music in a Different Kitchen were co-written by Howard Devoto before he left to form Magazine. To me, Pete Shelley had a much more interesting solo career. The Buzzcock’s sound was very much like many of the other bands of the era. I’m sure at the time, this was a breath of fresh air. But, 35 years later, the album feels boring, staid and stale. In many ways, I can’t wait for the 70’s to be over. Bring on the 80’s and their diversity in music. Overall, I give Another Music in a Different Kitchen, 2.5 out of 5.
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