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Album Review: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Specter at the Feast

Album Review: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Specter at the Feast

Monday 8th April, 2013 10:13AM

Bands rarely exist in a vacuum. Like most creative’s, their output – and success – reflects the social and political circumstances of their time. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club released their debut, self titled album in 2001. A myriad Brit pop and new wave imitators (and of course, Nickelback) had - for the most part- left a void of qualitative independent music in their wake, thus the time was ripe for an artist to commandeer the imagination and create a generational movement. Enter a bunch of five, skinny jean-wearing dudes who released an album you may or may not have heard of, Is This It and spurned a worldwide, alt-rock revival that took the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Franz Ferdinand, The Libertines, Bloc Party and – to a lesser extent - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club along for one hell of a ride.

Click here to continue reading this review of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's new album - Specter at the Feast.





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