i totally agree re the result of this poll : R&F is by far the best Madness album.however .. the cover.it is somewhat troublesome.
― mark e, Thursday, 25 March 2021 23:39 (two years ago) link
I keep flipping between R&F and Keep Moving.
― anecdotal certainly but not nothing (stevie), Friday, 26 March 2021 10:00 (two years ago) link
I assume you refer to the brownface in particular, mark? That indeed looks quite off now, even (or especially?) considering that all the figures are intended as stereotypes of sorts. The corresponding song is also a bit, uh, "hey I went to India and I hated it".
― anatol_merklich, Friday, 26 March 2021 19:51 (two years ago) link
They're back with a so-so live record. But after a quick listen -- Norton Folgate is still incredible (and underappreciated?).
The succeding albums are okay, but "Never Knew Her Name" is an incredible lost track
― Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 23 November 2022 14:51 (six months ago) link
I need to check out Rise and Fall. I've got the Complete and Utter compilations and they're excellent collections, but I would like to give their albums another chance.
― birdistheword, Wednesday, 23 November 2022 15:30 (six months ago) link
How Can I Tell You and Powder Blue off Oui Oui are both fantastic songs as well. They're on the studio working on a new album right now. Norton Folgate is a stupidly brilliant record - vinyl reissue on the horizon.
― his cartoon heart expands, then he relaxes by smoking crack (stevie), Wednesday, 23 November 2022 15:36 (six months ago) link
IMHO Rise & Fall and Keep Moving are their best albums (maybe Norton Folgate is their equal too).
― his cartoon heart expands, then he relaxes by smoking crack (stevie), Wednesday, 23 November 2022 15:37 (six months ago) link
But you can't fuck with any of the first run tbh