Boston Manor - Glue
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #19 / 606
User Score
Based on 125 ratings
2020 Ratings: #726
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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.

Ultimately, ‘GLUE’ is heavy; for its subject matter and its sound but it pits Boston Manor against the world and they come out the other side of it all unscathed.

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.

Classic Rock
Aiming to hitherto uncharted peaks and intensity, the Blackpool pop-punk five-piece have road-toughened beyond their indenti-Emo origins to attain a formidable muscular grunge-tinged melodic fury.

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.

Bitches be listening to Boston Manor all day.

That’s me... I’m bitches.

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
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
Boston Manor’s third album Glue is an enjoyable set of rock tracks which are a nostalgic callback to a 90’s pop punk and emo sound, even if the lyrics do seem a bit generic and the more minimal tracks tend to drag on for a bit. Subtle touches of glitchy electronics are implemented throughout to give it a modern touch. “Plasticine Dreams” especially feels like something straight out of the 90’s to me, sounding almost like a rockier version of Savage Garden’s ... read more
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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