The Adicts
Life Goes On
Style: Punk Rock/ Punk Pop
Release date: November 13th 2009

This is one of the worst albums I have had the displeasure to listen to in 2009. I could end my review here, but that would not be fair. The Adicts has been around for a VERY long time and has even been recording albums since 1981. Having roots in the seventieths has never been a bad thing in my book, but these boys do not capitalise on their long history in any way.

The promo-material proudly tells about how they always wear white and of course an alarm bell should start ringing when a rock band is praised for their looks more than their music. But it is with good reason because the music seems toothless and uninspired to me when it is best and a track like “Reaky Deaky Boys and Girls” are simply close to be the worst track I have heard for years!

Maybe some connoisseurs of new wave or pop-punk music will like this; maybe The Adicts are a good band life. I don’t know. It always pains be give an album a bad grade because I basically respect artists and the work they do, but this album, albeit not unbearable, does nothing for me.


01. Spank Me Baby
02. I Love You But Don't Come Near Me
03. Reaky Deaky Boys & Girls
04. I'm Not Scared of You
05. Over There
06. The Whole Worlds Gone Mad
07. Gangster
08. We Ain't Got A Story
09. Full Circle
10. Mr. Dice man
11. Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out
12. Mr. Hard
13. Life Goes On
14. (Hidden Bonus Track)

Label: I used to fuck people like you in prison records
Distribution: EMI (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 39/100
Reviewed by: Steen Schøn
Date: May 24th 2010