Monday 24 December 2018

Birth Control - Here And Now (2016)

The 16th album from this German band.

The band was a quartet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, percussion and vocals.
Some guests provided saxophone, rap and vocals of both sexes.

The band have had a long career with some highlights and some pretty dubious albums.

So the band decided to retire what made Birth Control a good band and a relevant band.

What we get here is a stew of modern rock and pop. That with a lot of jazz and fusion. Sometimes, they leaning towards the Canterbury scene. Other times, they are funky and very poppy.

This is a very commercial sounding album in an era where albums were no longer relevant. This is a scene where songs are everything and albums is irrelevant.

This is not a bad album at all. But there are some songs here which makes me cringe. Other songs are rather good.

This is a decent enough album. It is nowhere near as good as their best albums, though. Check out those albums instead of this album.

2 points

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorite bands whose 70s albums were great (Operation, Hoodoo Man, Backdoor Possibilities, Plastic People...) and who had a few good ones into the 80s (Count On Dracula, Deal Done at Night, Bang!) but who have since released some real clunkers. Of course the main creative minds of those classic albums are not involved in these later stinkers and a shame these people are allowed to sully the brand.