Madness are back with new album ‘The Liberty of Norton Folgate’ out 18th May.
Its a good album - the tracks vary throughout in but all stay true to the classic Madness sound.
There are obviously strong links between the band and London which are made clear through the countless references (We Are London, NW5, Clerkenwell Polka, Norton Folgate etc etc) which may not mean much to you if you are not from London but it does personalise their lyrics which makes them feel special.
This is a refreshing album from Madness, still Ska, still Pop but with musical and lyrical depth and spanning many styles and subjects.
The Liberty of Norton Folgate is a special treat at the end of the album - a great, upbeat and honest portrayal of London town. It spans over different themes and twists and turns for 10 minutes through genres, the whole time it stays interesting and exciting.
For exsisting fans, you will love this. Madness virgins - I recommend.
First single is ‘Dust Devil’ out on May 11th.
1. We Are London ( 3:40)
2. Forever Young ( 4:36)
3. Dust Devil ( 3:43)
4. The Liberty Of Norton Folgate (10:10)
5. Sugar And Spice ( 2:52)
6. Clerkenwell Polka ( 4:20)
7. Bingo ( 4:09)
8. Rainbows ( 3:21)
9. That Close ( 4:10)
10. Mkii ( 2:24)
11. **** Child ( 3:1
12. On The Town (ft. Rhoda Dakar) ( 4:31)