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'M.O.R is the name of their new album, as eclectic and rich a mix of
musical styles as you could ever hope to hear - there is blues,
country, reggae, rap and more - and for no other reason than a need for
truth, let us call it their best album since their classic debut,
1997's Exile on Coldharbour Lane. One thing, though: M.O.R doesn't
necessarily stand for the obvious...'
M.O.R Released 2007 on One Little Indian
- Check In
- Fly (feat. Devlin Love)
- Lockdown mp3 player
- Monday Don't Mean Anything (feat. Errol T) mp3 player
- Amos Moses
- Are You A Souljah? (feat. Nam/Rev. B Atwell)
- The Klan (featuring Brian Jackson/MC Pablo)
- The Doghouse Chronicles
- The Middle Of The Road
- Work It (All Night Long) (feat. The Lenin of Love)
- Way Beyond The Blues (feat. Steve Finnerty)
- Holy Blood (feat. The Kings of Kaos)
- Sweet Joy (feat. The Proclaimers/Michael Wojas) mp3 player
That drug 'n' alcohol-sodden anarchic collective from Brixton, Mississippi return with another tasty serving of psychedelic technobilly rave 'n' roll. It is truly a miracle that Alabama 3 have made it to their sixth album, and hopefully this diverse, eclectic and electric stew will silence the detractors who accuse them of just being a novelty act with dodgy American accents. Dig deeper and underneath the ramshackle charm you will discover some quality songwriting and top-notch playing.
Highlights include the narcotic and dreamy Fly, snorting line-dancing anthem Monday Don't Mean Anything and the molten atmospherics of Are You A Souljah. With an expanded line-up featuring the sultry Devlin Love on vocals, a pumping brass section and a surprisingly effective guest appearance from those scary Scottish twins The Proclaimers on the epic closing track Sweet Joy, Alabama 3 are on fine form here, and continue to be one of the most exciting and inventive bands in the UK.
CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
An unholy communion of politics, religion, sex and drugs, in which indulgence and morality are held in precarious equilibrium, and presented via some of the most infectious, well-rooted grooves you'll hear all year.
Alabama 3 continue to charm with their lack of pretence and easy marriage of different styles. Lockdown and Way Beyond The Blues are strong tracks, while the Check In offers the light touches of humour the band do so well.In fact it continues to be well nigh impossible to dislike Alabama 3. They make good, uplifting grooves here, which will be welcomed with open arms by those who've enjoyed them since they promised not to go to Goa in 1996.