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5.0 out of 5 stars
The Original And The Best, 1 Mar 2006
Life's a riot was a coming of age record for me and so this review is tainted with the sentimentality of adolescence seen from middle age.
Appearing during a low point in UK music history Bragg took the music back to basics - just him and an electric guitar. His broad Essex accent increases the coarse appeal and accentuates the reality of songs that dip into disappointment but never despair. It's all good - and in just seven songs it should be - and that's not something you can say about any subsequect BB album.
20 years on from its original release the songs are still good and the lyrics don't age.
If you like music cut back to the raw and full of emotion this is a great BB album to have.