Monday, 26 April 2010

The Destructors - Politika

Reviewed by Chris Render

I’ll say one thing in The Destructors’ favour, they’re prolific. In the last year or so, I have encountered no less than three albums from the Peterborough punk band. It’s just a shame that none of them have been very good. And Politika is no exception. Tracks like To Vote or Not to Vote and F*** EU well exemplify The Destructors’ approach to injecting meaning into their music: loud, brash and poorly conveyed. Someone needs to sit down with the band and explain to them that there is more to having a political agenda than just shouting “f*** the EU!” over and over again. Politics is a particular lowlight. Even the album “highlights” like Looks Like Rain and Politics is Politics, which near the dizzying heights of competent punk rock, are far from good. The album also contains a cover of Alice Cooper’s Elected, about which the less said the better. The Destructors, it would seem, reached rock bottom a long time ago and liked it so much they decided to stay there. This review may sound overly harsh, but if you doubt me, please, feel free to see for yourself. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you.

0 out of f***ing five.

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