Release Date: Mar 29, 2005
Record label: V2
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones roars "Cuz all I wanna do/Is make a mess outta you" on "Doorman," one of many white-hot blowouts from the band's fifth album, Language. Sex. Violence. Other? The album title borrows from the classification code used on the backs of DVDs, and its blunt display instantly pulls listeners toward Stereophonics' nonchalant chutzpah.
Say what you like about the Stereophonics, you could never accuse them of inconsistency. Trends may rise and fall; artists may rocket to superstardom then vanish without trace; illegal downloading may cause the entire music industry to crumble to dust before our very eyes - but you know that somewhere, in some corner of a hideous sports arena, the Stereophonics will always be doggedly grinding away, dishing up their soul-destroying Britrock chug. Kelly Jones will be applying that strained, wounded bellow that sounds like a weekend DIY bodger who's got his fingers trapped while trying to erect a self-assembly shed.