Spare Ribs

Sleaford Mods

Spare Ribs

Eleventh studio album from the Nottingham-based post-punk duo Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn

ADM rating[?]

7.8

Label
Rough Trade
UK Release date
15/01/2021
US Release date
15/01/2021
  1. 10.0 |   NME

    The Nottingham duo put COVID Britain bang to rights with stunning production, great guests, scabrous lyrics – and a steadfast refusal to offer easy answers
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  2. 10.0 |   Gigwise

    This album is - dare we say it - fucking faultless. Sleaford Mods are out to save 2021 with their boisterous lyricism and hard-hitting production
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  3. 10.0 |   The FT

    NEW Cummings and Covid are two of the subjects touched on by the Nottingham duo as they exhibit an evolving style
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  4. 8.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    Spare Ribs displays a remarkable musical effrontery, having a go at assuaging humankind’s vulnerability; on another level, it provides commentary on the world’s present predicament
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  5. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Sleaford Mods have shown they can do it slow, but they're still much better when they floor it
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  6. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The Sleaford Mods we hear on Spare Ribs sound more comfortable in their own skin, relaxed enough to explore their eccentricities. A tart, sometimes topical edge remains. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    After the past 12 months, you might feel you want and need more escapism than Spare Ribs really offers. Yet if everyone's been made to gaze into the abyss this year, it's a relief, a comfort - maybe even a pleasure - to find Sleaford Mods in there, gazing right back at you. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    NEW Whether you’re aboard the train or not, Williamson and Fearn don’t seem overly bothered. You’re either with them or you’re aren’t; the wheels keep turning
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  9. 8.0 |   Clash

    Never before has there been a greater need for the full Sleaford Mods treatment than there is now, and the goods are delivered with crisp urgency and precision
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  10. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s their most musical record yet, with more adventurous instrumentation, as well as the vocal features of Amyl and the Sniffers’ Amy Taylor and up-and-comer Billy Nomates, adding further excitement to what is a brilliantly by-the-book Sleaford Mods album
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  11. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    NEW No one else in contemporary pop is creating such vivid and evocative pen pictures of modern life
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  12. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Cue up this acerbic romp through society’s ills the next time you feel a towering tidal wave of universal anger descending
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  13. 6.0 |   The Independent

    NEW A predictably chaotic portrait of mid-pandemic Britain
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  14. 4.0 |   DIY

    Not one for anyone who’s not already won over by the pair’s particular charms
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