"So This is Great Britain?" (TVT; 2007)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

Usually, when I listen to a “political band,” I roll my eyes because if they’re American, I dismiss the fact that the system they hate so much they must also embrace if they ever want their message to be heard. But, when those certain groups hail from a different meridian viewpoint, I sit and listen to see just how much our media they watch, absorb and then regurgitate. The Holloways are from North London, so they sing about what bothers them by what borders them, and they do it with a happy little tone.

The music is nothing extra special. It’s got that goofy little hop to it; you know, the kind of music that requires a beer and patience to listen to. The lyrics, however, are great. I don’t agree with anything they say but the songs are so well-written that they have been noticed by critics and fans alike.

This CD has sixteen tracks and after awhile you get a little tired of their sound. The enhanced version has two bonus videos for “Generator” and “Two Left Feet,” just in case you want to see them perform -- it could be a great prequel to seeing them live. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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