New Model Army - The Love of Hopeless Causes (1993)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
EPIC 473562 2 | rel: 1993 | 405Mb
The band's first (and last) album for Epic records, was powered by the familiar New Model Army themes – a world out of control, the hope and despair of inevitable change, and the fury of the dispossessed – all treated with customary vitriol, yet an undercurrent tugs at the listener. Justin Sullivan's lyrics are even more personal and pointed; instead of merely observing and commenting, he seems to be searching on this album. This bundle of songs garnered more attention in the U.S. from the inclusion of instructions (freely available on the Internet) for making a nuclear bomb with the first single, "Here Comes the War." "White Light" is a great example of the tribal beliefs that the band was proud to present, which is in some ways a sister song to "White Coats" and "I Love the World" from the Thunder and Consolation album.