A Motörhead Album For Fans... And Others
Alexandre Avezou | Paris, France | 05/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After guitarist E. Clarke left the band, Lemmy and P. A. Taylor decided to take the risk of replacing him with a "guitar hero" named B. Robertson - a "risk", because the band's tone could then have changed and its music could have bent with the 80's wind. Fortunately, it turned out to be the opposite: APD has the rawness of the previous albums but, thanks to B. Robertson, it also reaches heights one would not have thought the band could reach. It is an epic and very inspired record, with innovative guitar riffs, excellent songwriting all the way through and some true highlights: "Rock it", "Back at the funny farm", "Marching off to war". All musicians are in fine form: you can hear that each of them is one hell of a performer. Too bad Robertson had to leave after the tour.
I personally recommend the purchase of the original CD edition, not the remastered one, which contains extra tracks but whose bland sound is definitely inappropriate to Motörhead's style."