on 21 November 2003
This is a tough one. If you are a dedicated NMA fan then you know that they (Justin specifically) were not too happy about the release of this collection by EMI. If you are such a fan then you have all the CD's anyhow in which case, like me you get this purely to complete your collection (or is it just me that does that?)
If you are a new fan having been to a gig and lived the fantastic NMA experience of a real band with a real message who can really play their socks off then i would probably start with Raw Melody Men (live) and then No Rest, Strange Brotherhood, Vengeance in that order. Get this one last, for that reason only it gets 4/5 and not 5, the songs themselves are all 5+ but then there are lots of other 5+ tracks by this band.
If you're looking for an introduction to the music of New Model Army, then this is a good place to begin your voyage of discovery.
There's no filler or duff material on this compilation - just a series of fabulous songs delivered with anger, passion and at times, just a hint of venom.
This is truly a great compilation covering some of their earlier material - once you've digested this, start trawling through their catalogue - there are a heap of hidden gems to be found!
on 1 July 2014
I love this band, very underrated with some great songs on this collection.
I bought this primarily to listen to in the car, but stupidly managed to leave the CD in an old stereo when removing it, do'h! but thanks to AutoRiP i still have a copy I can access, phew!
If you like rock and haven't heard of NMA yet, get this, you'll probably love it.