The Alarm MMVI

Thrown by the MMVI tacked on to their name I didn't realize at first that this was the same The Alarm band as from the 80s. Well, I should qualify that, it is not the same line-up but rather a different incarnation of the band from the 80s. The newest version of The Alarm can really rock! They now sound like a mix of The Cult, U2 and some Sex Pistols thrown in for good measure. Their attitude on this album is loud, defiant and it is definitely music that is meant to be played in front of a live audience that is singing along to the band. As a heads up, listen to some of the lyrics on the album and know that lead singer Mike Peters has leukemia and it will render those lyrics even that much more poignant.

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