This Is The Modern World
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This Is The Modern World
Sealed 2021 EU import pressed on 180gm clear vinyl. Custom hype sticker on shrink. Includes 8 bonus tracks taken from the Jam's live sessions at the BBC from 1977-1981. "As is so often the case for overnight successes, the Jam rush-recorded their sophomore effort during a hurried schedule to capitalize on the debut. This, combined with Paul Weller's various personal distractions and temporary lack of interest, led to less than satisfying results, especially in comparison to In the City. This Is the Modern World can be faulted for borrowed Who licks, pale rewrites of the debut, somewhat clichéd sloganeering, and unfinished ideas, but there were still some moments of inspiration, especially in more introspective Weller songs like "Life From a Window" and "I Need You (For Someone)" -- both songs feature personal sentiments that the debut was clearly missing. This Is the Modern World is a flawed album by Jam standards, but it would certainly have received praise had it been released by another band. [The U.S. edition added the single "All Around the World" and features a different track order.]" AMG - Chris Woodstra

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  • Artist: Jam
  • Genre: Rock
  • Type: New Import
  • Label: Vinyl Lovers
  • Catalog ID: 999369
  • Condition:
    Mint (M)
    Near Mint (NM or M-)
  • Country ID: Europe
  • SKU: 181186

Track List

A1 The Modern World
A10 The Modern World
A2 London Traffic
A3 Standards
A4 Life From A Window
A5 The Combine
A6 Don't Tell Them You're Sane
A7 In The City
A8 Art School
A9 I've Changed My Address
B1 In The Street, Today
B10 Carnaby Street
B2 London Girl
B3 I Need You (For Someone)
B4 Here Comes The Weekend
B5 Tonight At Noon
B6 In The Midnight Hour
B7 All Around The World
B8 London Girl
B9 Bricks And Mortar