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Most underrated Album of 2007? Damn if it ain't so....,
This review is from: God Is A Bullet (Audio CD)
The Mission, with over 20 years of history, could easily go about making their living hashing out the same type of music time after time. However it seems that Hussey and co. have other plans with "God Is A Bullet".
This album is quite possibly one of the best albums they have ever recorded, right alongside "Gods Own Medicine", "Children" and "Carved in Sand"; It's fresh, it's certainly not "old" Mission and may alienate the hard core with a love for only goth, but for everyone else this album is a real treat.
Some of the many highlights for me are "In Silhouette", a driving and damn catchy track with luscious sounding guitars that twist around, whilst Hussey's vocals pull you around and have you wrapped up. "To Love and To Kill" is a very contemporary track with amazing drum work by Steve Spring that asks the question relevant to today - how can someone love and kill with the very same hand (think iraq etc). "Blush" is a modern pop song which was released as an iTune'esque only single - how this never charted I'll never know (aside from lack of marketing from the record company). "Keep it in the Family" started life being played live only and has grown to something amazing - the layered lyrics and the stripped down guitars give the subject matter the most appropriate platform.
There is not one track off this album I do not enjoy. The quality of production, the energy and enthusiasm this band has given all lead to one of my all time fav Mish albums. It's sad therefore that due to the poor sales of this record that the band will be no more after the final 4 nights in London (feb 2008). They leave behind a legacy of amazing work, and as if to leave on a high, they give us "God Is A Bullet"
Long live The Mission - Keep the Faith.