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Motörhead: The World Is Yours, CD review

Motorhead
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

The 2011 album, The World Is Yours – The first track repeated chorus “I know how to die” .Lemmy, 65, has recently said he’s not afraid to face the reaper.

The Motörhead myth, will live for years to come and this album shows even after all these years they still have th same magic they had from the start.

Lemmy has always said Motörhead are not heavy metal and The World Is Yours isn’t. It’s jammed with visceral amped up rock’n’roll, and a shortage of fret-strangling guitar solos. Their 20th album doesn’t cut new lyrical ground – it’s the usual stew of apocalyptic imagery, outlaw shtick, and rock’n’roll as a way of life – but Lemmy retains a snappy way with an insouciant couplet, especially when raging over the financial crisis on Get Back In Line: “Why do we vote for faceless dogs? We always take the bait/All things come to he who waits, but all things come too late.”
Lemmy has shown to have a Zen commitment to sex, drugs and rock’n’roll.

They’re not about being the quiet band, and if you love Lemmy’s larynx-wrecking growl, their latest album proves they’re still capable of delivering a refreshing blast, a tonic against irony and Arcade Fire‑style grown-up rock.

There is a couple of lesser chug-along, but mostly it’s as good as anything in the Motörhead canon. I hate that it had to be the last album from this awesome band I have seen play too many times to count.

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