This album has generated a host of excellent reviews. Described in one as a `wonderfully crafted album ... by one of the UK's most promising bands in the music scene' and, in another, `there is little, if any, work of this style and calibre being produced elsewhere in the UK' this album does not fail to live up to the published acclaims that welcome it's arrival. Each track is a work of sonic art in itself, crafted to perfection by songwriter Darren Johns.
The musicianship by all on the album is excellent and the lyrical content cuts through the spin and dross of mainstream political commentary to deliver an insightful document of contemporary life. It offers a socio-cultural critique more succinct and powerful than many an academic book, an articulately delivers politics through song. The Southern Wild, like previous songs penned by Darren Johns, is first class rebel music that earns a rightful place in the history of protest music. If Dorian Lynskey updates '33 Revolutions per Minute' Crazy Arm sure deserve to be included alongside the likes of Woody Guthrie, Nina Simone, Crass and Billie Holiday.