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  • Artist(s): Rough Trade
  • Summary: The 11th full-length studio release for the British punk duo features Billy Nomates and Amyl and The Sniffers' Amy Taylor.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jan 21, 2021
    100
    Spare Ribs is perhaps the band's high watermark, a searing masterpiece of social commentary, childhood memories and recovered trauma, scathing wit, punk energy, funk, and hip-hop influences, and much more. This is a record with no fat and no filler.
  2. 100
    Here’s your prescribed dose of reality with an unmistakable and intoxicating Sleaford Mods flavour. The extraordinary ‘Spare Ribs’ is graffiti on a concrete wall; there’s no manifesto, no easy answers and nowhere to hide.
  3. Jan 15, 2021
    90
    Stripped back tracks, smart beats, punchy bass, and Williamson’s dextrous barked delivery are all in place, and it seems that the band are in their dis/comfort zone.
  4. Mojo
    Jan 11, 2021
    80
    After the past 12 months, you might feel you want and need more escapism than Spare Ribs really offers. Yet if everyone's been made to gaze into the abyss this year, it's a relief, a comfort--maybe even a pleasure--to find Sleaford Mods in there, gazing right back at you. [Feb 2021, p.80]
  5. Jan 13, 2021
    80
    Sweary, punky and bilious, Spare Ribs is unlikely to win over new converts but it is as good as anything in Sleaford Mods extensive oeuvre.
  6. Jan 12, 2021
    80
    The first half of Spare Ribs is actually quite slowed down and weird, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it doesn't complement Williamson's vocals as well. ... The title track and "Thick Ear" absolutely steal the show. Sleaford Mods have shown they can do it slow, but they're still much better when they floor it.
  7. Jan 14, 2021
    40
    Not one for anyone who’s not already won over by the pair’s particular charms.

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  1. Jan 16, 2021
    10
    It's a fantastic album that proves they continue creating top-notch beats with funny lyrics. "Elocution", "Mork n Mindy", "Fishcakes", "IIt's a fantastic album that proves they continue creating top-notch beats with funny lyrics. "Elocution", "Mork n Mindy", "Fishcakes", "I don't rate you" are memorable songs. One of the best music of 2021 so far! Expand