SLEAFORD MODS (The Wire 362)

“The East Midlands accent, lacking urban glamour, lilting lyricism or rustic romanticism, is one of the most unloved in the UK.” Mark, himself a native of the East Mids, digs the flow of Nottingham based rant-rap duo Sleaford Mods in this appreciation of their Divide And Exit and Chubbed Up albums. Reflecting on the corrosive cliches of proles and mods in the era of austerity, Mark asks for alternatives to the “liveable shit” that Sleaford Mods decry. “It isn’t always the role of political music to come up with solutions,” he notes. “But nothing could be more urgent than the questions that Sleaford Mods pose”


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