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Monday, January 31 2011 00:00

Motörhead - The Wörld is Yours (Album Review)

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51mnUZc-GL. SL160 In life there's certain things that are consistent, staying the same for better or for worse. The same goes for rock, and for the better there is Motörhead. For over 35 years, Lemmy Kilmister and crew have been cranking out the jams,with dirty, booze-fueled rock and roll. A little metal here and there, a little punk on the side, but it's all pure rock.

For their 20th studio album The Wörld is Yours (out February 8, 2011 via EMI), Motörhead delivers their strongest effort in recent memory. The amount of groove on the album makes it clear why they chose Clutch as a supporting act on their current tour. It's a great fit.

"War" and "Lies" are common themes for the record, as is "the true religion" of "Rock N Roll Music," - a song that carries a lead that could've been heard in a beer commercial circa 1985.

Motörhead may not gain a ton of new followers with The Wörld is Yours, but true believers have something new to dig - something best cranked LOUD.

Rating: 3.5/5

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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