Protest Songs 1924 – 2012

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Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2021 Ratings: #514 / 660
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Based on 8 ratings
October 1, 2021 / Release Date
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The stripped-back production adds a sense of immediacy and places focus on the fine vocals of Hall and Golding, plus guest vocalist Hannah Hu, who delivers a spine-tingling version of Talking Heads’ “Listening Wind”.
The Observer
This selection of covers running the gamut from Bob Marley to Frank Zappa proves a satisfying stop gap for the perennial activists.
The Arts Desk
Protest Songs’ variety, purposefully bare production, and untampered rebel attitude are an unexpected tonic.

Protest Songs is not likely to prove as much as a career renaissance as their last album Encore did, but it’s an interesting and moderately successful little detour from a band who are probably well overdue their ‘national treasure’ title.

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Track List

  1. Freedom Highway
  2. Everybody Knows
  3. I Don't Mind Failing In This World
  4. Black, Brown And White
  5. Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around
  6. Fuckk All The Perfect People
  7. My Next Door Neighbor
  8. Trouble Every Day
  9. Listening Wind
  10. I Live In A City
  11. Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes
  12. Get Up, Stand Up
  13. The Lunatics (Live at Coventry Cathedral, July 2019)
  14. We Sell Hope (Live at Coventry Cathedral, July 2019)
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Added on: August 16, 2021