Never Mind The Bollocks Heres The Sex Pistols review by Sex Pistols

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  • Released: Jun 24, 1996
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.2 (56 votes)
Sex Pistols: Never Mind The Bollocks Heres The Sex Pistols

Sound — 10
The sound on this album is like no other. The Sex Pistols define punk here, with angry, snarled lyrics, punding drums and powerchord guitar. Nothing even comes close to sounding like the Pistols, and nothing ever will. Pistols rule.

Lyrics — 10
Johnny Rotten has the iconic punk voice. He's a terrible singer, but quite frankly doesn't give a toss and because of this manages to sound good. The lyrics are very clever, sometimes hidden away in the energy of the song (God Save The Queen, for example). The lyrics fit well with the whole 'utterly pissed off' feel of the album, and compliment the instruments perfectly.

Overall Impression — 10
The Sex Pistols are and always will be the best punk band ever. The Clash, The Ramones, Bad religion etc are all amazing in their own right, but The Sex pistols epitomise punk. Anarchy In The UK and God Save The Queen are probably the best-known and most impressive songs on the album, though the whole album is just incredible, with other tracks such as 'Pretty Vacant', 'Bodies' and 'Passerby'. The only fault I can find with this album is that Sid's bass is hardly heard, and much more could have been done with it. If anyone stole this album, I would find them, beat the living hell out of the bastard, burn their house, and buy a crappy N*Sync CD and force them to listen to it 24/7 for a year straight, with the occaisonal leftovers pushed into their cell.

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