Die Shellsuit, Die!

An Alternative Music Magazine

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Madness

Album #3 from 1981, Seven shows Madness at the height of their zeitgeist-melding powers.

Mixing bounce-along musical merriment with lyrical darkness (how many pop acts today would begin an album with a song about someone having a heart attack?), Seven is an essential listen for anyone who still considers the band to be the pop-clowns of the Stiff and TwoTone era. Packaged here with relevant vids (Grey Day, Shut Up, It Must Be Love and the aforementioned Cardiac Arrest), a radio session and other rarities, it’s considerably more than a cash-in - if you listen.

Listen: www.madness.co.uk