This Is The Modern World

This Is the Modern World is the second studio album by British band The Jam, released in November 1977, less than seven months after their debut.

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Despite some contemporary reviewers feeling the record was rushed to capitalise on the success of In the City, the Record Mirror's Barry Cain wrote that "This Is The Modern World reflects a definite PROGRESSION (remember that?) a definite identity mold. Here Weller is making an obvious attempt at creating a Jam SOUND. He succeeds. Brilliantly". Likewise, Chas de Wally, from Sounds, claimed that although "people were trying to tell me that this was a lousy album and The Jam were all washed up, This is the Modern World is one of the best albums I've ever heard in a long time".

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... The Modern World" "London Traffic" (Bruce Foxton) "Standards" "Life from a Window" "The Combine" "Don't Tell Them You're Sane" (Bruce Foxton) "In the ... "All Around the World" had been their biggest UK hit to date, peaking at #13, a placement they would not match until 1979 when "The Eton Rifles" peaked at #3 ... only single from the album was the censored version of "The Modern World" ...

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