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UK Grim

Sleaford Mods

UK Grim

Album number twelve from the Nottingham-based post-punk duo Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn

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  1. 9.0 |   Clash

    Instinctual, acerbic and erudite, ‘UK GRIM’ is stark and enthralling all in one
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  2. 9.0 |   XS Noize

    We need Sleaford Mods. The voice of sanity and reason is alive and well and living in Nottingham. Viva le East Midlands!
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  3. 8.0 |   The FT

    The laureates of grotty Britain offer portraits of posturing punk bands and pointless punch-ups on their 12th album
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    It's a slightly more disjointed experience than Spare Ribs, but Fearn and Williamson are making music for themselves first and fighting back against evil and stupidity the only way they can
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  5. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Nihilism and score-settling won’t solve much, but Sleaford Mods are still capable of skewering contemporary decay with a peculiar efficiency; for that alone, theirs remains an essential voice
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  6. 8.0 |   NME

    Assisted by members of Jane's Addiction and Dry Cleaning, the Nottingham duo take us on another aggy but colourful cruise of our crisis-weary isle
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  7. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    An excoriation of England and a celebration of its underclass
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  8. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    UK Grim is darker and broader than past releases, but the Mod’s usual melodic prowess is sadly lacking for the most part, allowing for more focus on the ingenuity of Williamson’s vocal tirades
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  9. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    Punk bands - Take note!
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  10. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    It’s the irascible British duo’s most varied album to date. Just don’t expect anything to change
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  11. 7.2 |   Spectrum Culture

    Andrew Fearn and Jason Williamson sound as happy as ever on Sleaford Mods' latest release, which is to say, not very
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  12. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    As long as we’re stuck in the system, it seems we’re stuck with Sleaford Mods as well; for better or worse, they’re still the one band that do, well, that thing they do…and that’s something to cherish each time they load the barrel
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  13. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Sleaford Mods once again come packing socially conscious and politically-driven vitriol on UK Grim
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  14. 7.0 |   DIY

    They aren’t going to be for everyone, but pre-existing fans should be happy
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  15. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    By this point, nobody should be surprised if Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn are still spitting and firing in another 10 years
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