Modern (album)

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Modern
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Studio album by Buzzcocks
Released 7 September 1999 (1999-09-07)
Recorded 1997 at The Surgery, Barnet; mixed in 1998 at Woodbine Street Recording Studios, Leamington Spa
Genre Pop punk
Length 40:43
Label Go-Kart
Producer Tony Barber
Buzzcocks chronology
All Set
(1996)
Modern
(1999)
Buzzcocks
(2003)

Modern is the sixth studio album by English pop punk band Buzzcocks. It was released on 7 September 1999 by record label Go-Kart. It was arranged and produced by Tony Barber.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club favourable[2]
Chicago Tribune mixed[3]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[4]
Pitchfork 3.5/10[5]

Critical response to Modern has been mixed-to-negative.

Michael Sandlin of Pitchfork called it "wholly ill-conceived and mind-numbingly dull" and that "[it] seems like a weak attempt by a once-great band to simply sound 'current', whatever that means."[5] Joshua Klein of The A.V. Club, on the other hand, wrote "the band reunited in time to ride the new punk wave, but something was missing from its two capable comeback albums. The new Modern is something else entirely: Essentially picking up where the band left off in 1981, the ironically-titled disc sounds like it was recorded just as punk turned into new wave", calling it "retro in the best sense".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Pete Shelley, except where noted.

  1. "Soul on a Rock" – 3:59
  2. "Rendezvous" – 3:35
  3. "Speed of Life" (Steve Diggle) – 4:32
  4. "Thunder of Hearts" – 2:56
  5. "Why Compromise?" – 3:32
  6. "Don't Let the Car Crash" (Diggle) – 4:28
  7. "Runaround" – (3:26)
  8. "Doesn't Mean Anything" (Diggle) – 2:48
  9. "Phone" – 3:02
  10. "Under the Sun" – 3: 31
  11. "Turn of the Screw" (Diggle) – 2:37
  12. "Sneaky" – 2:19
  13. "Stranger in Your Town" (Diggle) – 2:24
  14. "Choices" – 3:30

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Modern – Buzzcocks | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Klein, Joshua (19 April 2002). "Review: Buzzcocks: Modern · Music Review · The A.V. Club". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Caro, Mark (29 November 1999). "Buzzcocks Modern (Go-Kart)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Buzzcocks". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Sandlin, Michael. "Buzzcocks: Modern: Pitchfork Review". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 16 August 2000. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 

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