Album Review: Letters From The Underground by Levellers
Mediocre, Based on 1 Critic
The Guardian - 40 Based on rating 2/5
More a touring outfit these days - it has been three years since their last album, and eight since they reached the album chart - the Levellers have brought the manic Celt-rock energy of their live show to Letters from the Underground. Fiddler Jon Sevink's emphatic sawing is at the forefront of nearly every track, reaching such a pitch of intensity that the rest of the band scramble to keep up. It can be exhilarating to hear them ride punkily roughshod over each other - more typically, though, it sounds like the kind of tedious knees-up that follows the consumption of multi-packs of cider.