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Public Enemy – the band the made their best album after 25 years of making great albums

February 26, 2013

PUBLIC Enemy changed my life with It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, no other record before or since ever sent me to a book shop to buy Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey.

Dorian Lynskey beautifully captures what it was like to find it as a teenager developing politically in 1980s/90s Britain. It was a full on assault to the senses that captured radical black politics whilst distilling the history of black music in its strident production. Nothing was as thrilling before, certainly nothing has been since.

And now, 25 years after they kicked off a career that helped define what hip hop’s boundaries and contexts would become, damn, have they not only gone and made the best album of their career, with the Evil Empire of Everything.

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