Last Evenings On Earth

Melt Yourself Down - Last Evenings On Earth
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2016 Ratings: #418 / 871
User Score
Based on 24 ratings
April 29, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
The Leaf Label / Label
Afrobeat, Post-Punk / Genres
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Skill, knowledge and passion clearly inform what this band do, but what comes across most strongly is a sense of joy, and that makes it difficult to feel anything other than wholly engaged as a listener.
Drowned in Sound
Wareham and co are pissed off and have something to say. This focused fervour is refreshing and gives the album an edge over its predecessor.
The Guardian
It refuses to be conquered by misery or contemplation: a frenzy of north African instrumentation, punk and deranged jazz leads a collision of sounds that channels the spirit of revolution, and the heat and claustrophobia of a politically fractious city.
The Line of Best Fit

There should be many pleased to hear that Last Evenings On Earth is a continuation down that same, wonderfully strange musical path.

Loud and Quiet
It all sounds disappointingly too similar to the great breakthrough of the band’s previous production, which is a pity because, great as that record was, MYD aren’t meant to tread water.
In celebration of Melt Yourself Down's 3rd album dropping I've gone back to retroactively review their 1st two albums.

I'll be honest when this album came out I dismissed it out of hand, immediately I felt the band had shifted into the wrong direction. The ever duelling saxophones were now sidelined new more prominent synths and vocals stole the spotlight. I listened to it once, maybe twice and then vowed to forget it. However, that's where comparing a sophomore album with its predecessor ... read more
Worth a listen
out there...crazy horns!
This album encompasses so much diversity into unorthodox jam-like structures. Melt Yourself Down’s Last Evenings on Earth is one of the best albums I’ve heard thus far in 2016. This album is truly dynamic, fun, dancey, violent and spontaneous all mashed up into one package.

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Year End Lists

#99/The Quietus

Track List

  1. Dot to Dot
  2. The God of You
  3. Listen Out
  4. Communication
  5. Jump the Fire
  6. Bharat Mata
  7. Big Children (Gran Zanfan)
  8. Body Parts
  9. Yazzan Dayra
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Added on: February 26, 2016