Frank Turner
England Keep My Bones


5.0
classic

Review

by ConsiderPhlebas USER (34 Reviews)
December 19th, 2011 | 26 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If you’ve got my back, I’ll go on

The woo its knees under the weight of a recession has tainted their sound, leaving something altogether darker in its place. Yes the hooks are still there, but this time they come wrapped around a white-knuckled fist. Punk & Poetry is the bright, rowdy underbelly of UK culture. Contemporary English music just doesn’t get any better.

Beginning with cho its knees under the weight of a recession has tainted their sound, leaving something altogether darker in its place. Yes the hooks are still there, but this time they come wrapped around a white-knuckled fist. Punk & Poetry is the bright, rowdy underbelly of UK culture. Contemporary English music just doesn’t get any better.

Beginning with chKanye West cares about himself, about money, about pussy, religion and black people. Unfortunately, after taking firm control of their output once more, they cheerfully fly the plo its knees under the weight of a recession has tainted their sound, leaving something altogether darker in its place. Yes the hooks are still there, but this time they come wrapped around a white-knuckled fist. Punk & Poetry is the bright, rowdy underbelly of UK culture. Contemporary English music just doesn’t get any better.

Beginning with chKanye West cares about himself, about money, about pussy, religion and black people. Unfortunately, after taking firm control of their output once more, they cheerfully fly the plo its knees under the weight of a recession has tainted their sound, leaving something altogether darker in its place. Yes the hooks are still there, but this time they come wrapped around a white-knuckled fist. Punk & Poetry is the bright, rowdy underbelly of UK culture. Contemporary English music just doesn’t get any better.

Beginning with chKanye West cares about himself, about money, about pussy, religion and black people. Unfortunately, after taking firm control of their output once more, they cheerfully fly the plKanye West cares about himself, about money, about pussy, religion and black people. Unfortunately, after taking firm control of their output once more, they cheerfully fly the pls of barnstorming shows, and some tunes about getting stuck in and having a go at life. From the humble, heartfelt beginnings of his career, to the serious popularity he’s achieved to date, Turner has followed the familiar path towards catchiness and accessibility. England Keep My Bones is, by far, the most hook-laden record he’s put out, but all the heart, integrity and wit is still present and correct. Whereas Poetry of the Deed was barely a blip on the heart monitor, this latest effort is the lively pulse of a man in his prime.

One of the real charms of Turner’s lyrics has always been their tendency to leap from simple, normal-life imagery, to huge statements about life without ever sounding hackneyed. Often clever, the most impressive thing has always been the ease with which he can say something that’s been on the tip of everyone’s tongues for years. Thankfully that’s still the case, with the biggest change being a general refinement of his craft. Peggy Sang the Blues is the best song about a grandmother ever recorded, and if you can get to the end of it without wanting to crack out the playing cards and whiskey then you’re either thirteen years old or dead inside. Eulogy is a neat little tune, with no frills, just some pleasant organ and a huge wallop of an ending. There’s the odd dip in quality, with the rathero its knees under the weight of a recession has tainted their sound, leaving something altogether darker in its place. Yes the hooks are still there, but this time they come wrapped around a white-knuckled fist. Punk & Poetry is the bright, rowdy underbelly of UK culture. Contemporary English music just doesn’t get any better.

Beginning with chKanye West cares about himself, about money, about pussy, religion and black people. Unfortunately, after taking firm control of their output once more, they cheerfully fly the plays worked wonders in the past, and the new integration of a more rock sound fits in perfectly. If the progression from the last album to this is anything to go by, Fre forces of evil.



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ConsiderPhlebas
December 19th 2011


6157 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I like things again.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 19th 2011


31215 Comments


r u sure?

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ConsiderPhlebas
December 19th 2011


6157 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

You knows it

taylormemer
December 19th 2011


4917 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Wait what

AtavanHalen
December 19th 2011


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

woo woo woo

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
December 19th 2011


2714 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

2.5x0=5x0

Cancel the 0's and 2.5=5.

Makes sense.

taylormemer
December 19th 2011


4917 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Elaborate how one "cancels" nothing?

Knott-
Emeritus
December 19th 2011


10197 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

You can't divide by 0 because the world implodes, learn maths!

Tyrael
December 19th 2011


20883 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Wait what [2]

Also, thank you Melvin for giving me my aoty (Punk & Poetry)

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geng
December 19th 2011


1986 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Good review, but could do with a mention of I Am Disappeared, probably the best song Frank's ever written.

Maniac!
December 19th 2011


26250 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

holy crap.




he's alive

ConsiderPhlebas
December 19th 2011


6157 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I only died on sputnik.

Also, thank you Melvin for giving me my aoty (Punk & Poetry)


Still loving that album. And welcome!



Maniac!
December 19th 2011


26250 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Phlebby, I've missed you.

ConsiderPhlebas
December 19th 2011


6157 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Gay. Missed you too, babe.

MO
December 19th 2011


18755 Comments


nice welcome back

Maniac!
December 19th 2011


26250 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I guess everyone forgot about you

BigHans
December 19th 2011


26454 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

glad to see you back, and pos for using Twat in a review

johnnyblaze
December 19th 2011


2608 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Really enjoyed the intro paragraph. Kind of reads like a 4, but a very good read nonetheless.

Phideaux
December 19th 2011


1654 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Was listening to this on my way to work today. Album is great.

Scoot
December 19th 2011


17771 Comments


still never checked this out



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