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Artist: Royal Republic
Title: Save The Nation
Genre: Rock/ Punk Rock
Release Date: 24th August 2012
Label: Warner

Album Review

ROYAL REPUBLIC from Sweden are here trying to ‘Save The Nation’, well, not literary of course. It’s their second album following on ‘We Are The Royal’ of 2010. After giving them few spins I breathed a sigh of relief. They’ve not castrated or murdered the Punk in their sound, used a plethora of the generic clichés like most bands of this genres. Their lyrics have a bite of humour and irony, and the cheekiness comes off better than affecting the rage without having any. They are melodically driven many times as well, which makes for a good catchiness. The second song ‘You Ain't Nobody (Til Somebody Hates You)’ has also a touch of New Wave and is one of the highlights of the album.

‘Everybody Wants To Be An Astronaut’ comes weirdly topical considering recent death of Neil Armstrong, who inspired a whole generation to want to be an astronaut, of course for most that meant escapism and a need to prove themselves, which is on the dissecting table here so to speak. However, some songs feel like fillers, and the album would have been served better if kept shorter. It’s a small niggle though; ROYAL REPUBLIC’s album is a breath of fresh air in one of the stalest scenes in the music spectrum.


01. Save The Nation
02. You Ain't Nobody (Til Somebody Hates You)
03. Be My Baby
04. Everybody Wants To Be An Astronaut
05. Make Love Not War (If You Have To Make War - Make Sure To Make Time To Make Love In Between)
06. Strangers Friends Lovers Strangers
07. Addictive
08. Molotov
09. Punch Drunk Love
10. Sailing Man
11. Let Your Hair Down
12. Revolution


Adam Grahn – Vocals
Hannes Irengård – Guitar
Per Andreasson – Drums
Jonas Almén – Bass

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Music: 8
Sound: 8
Total: 8 / 10

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