Boston Manor - Glue
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #24 / 268
User Score
Based on 87 ratings
2020 Ratings: #379
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May 1, 2020 / Release Date
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Being so musically and thematically rich, GLUE will be a lot of things to a lot of people, and therefore act as an enduring monument to being young and looking ahead in a world that doesn’t always seem to have, or want, a future.


Through channeling their frustration into their craft, Boston Manor have not only made their finest album to date, they’ve lent a voice to the disaffected youth of modern Britain at a time when that is sorely needed.

The Line of Best Fit

It's a portrayal of moral depravity, a reflection of modern society and a call to arms for change. A bold and brazen album that will joyously haunt you.


Honesty and hope intertwine on GLUE. Some songs are loud, some are soft anchors which keep the heart steady. It is a diverse record and is Boston Manor’s most revealing yet.


GLUE will appeal to fans of '90s alternative rock who are looking for more, but will continue to alienate Boston Manor's longtime pop-punk-loving fans.

Great, now I have two albums to defend this week...

I had originally planned out a full review for this but the new Car Seat Headrest is taking up most of my time. Just to summarize my thoughts, I think this is an above average pop punk album. Even as someone who generally dislikes pop punk as a genre I really love what Boston Manor have been doing these days. 2018's "Welcome to the Neighbourhood" was one of my favorites of the year with it's atmospheric and dark take on the genre. ... read more

Is there a pattern where the opener to an album is the best track? I don’t know, I just feel like I’ve felt that way before. Regardless, yes, “Everything Is Ordinary” might be one of my favorite tracks of the year so far. Other than that powerful track and a couple here and there, this album is kinda forgettable and forced. God I love that one track tho.

Color: Orange
FAV TRACKS: Everything Is Ordinary, You Me & the Class War, Liquid
LEAST FAV: Plasticine ... read more
Bitches be listening to Boston Manor all day.

That’s me... I’m bitches.
If I wanted to sleep I would've taken melatonin.
When Boston Manor started out, they were a really exciting, gritty pop-punk outfit. With each release after Be Nothing. from them, they've lost a little bit of their character to lean more into the mainstream. And now I just don't really care about them.

Rating: 4/10
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Track List

  1. Everything Is Ordinary
  2. 1's & 0's
  3. Plasticine Dreams
  4. Terrible Love
  5. On a High Ledge
  6. Only1
  7. You, Me & the Class War
  8. Playing God
  9. Brand New Kids
  10. Ratking
  11. Stuck in the Mud
  12. Liquid (feat. John Floreani)
  13. Monolith
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Added on: February 7, 2020