My VNV Nation reviews for the AMG are up

They’ve actually been up, but now that the new album has been released over in Europe and will be released here in a couple of days, might as well call some attention to them!

Ever since I became a fan of the group one of my goals has been to see if there’s a way to help them gain a greater profile outside of their general fanbase and musical milieu, so getting in reviews via the AMG is one of the bigger things I can do. Hopefully it’ll help.

The review of the Reformation 01 box set is here while the one for Of Faith, Power and Glory is here. To quote a bit of it:

Some bands make their mark from the get-go and never quite seem to escape that first burst of creativity, while others build on what they started with to reach newer heights over time. Over the course of many years and albums, Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson have proven themselves to be a stellar example of the latter, with the work of VNV Nation turning from a series of sometimes overly stern homages to pioneers of electronic body music to an increasingly warm and romantic approach combined with an equal love of rabble-rousing punk shoutalongs and stadium-scaled rave celebrations. Of Faith, Power and Glory continues a run of albums in this vein since Futureperfect and is arguably the pinnacle of the approach…

2 Responses to “My VNV Nation reviews for the AMG are up”

  1. Herr Zrbo Says:

    Hey, I really enjoyed both your reviews. Much better than previous ones for VNV ( “the unidentified second person in the insert photo is probably producer Humate”..ugh), plus you really nailed the overall spirit of the music/band. Will you be updating their bio page as well? It’s in terrible need of one. Thanks for the reviews!

    • Ned Raggett Says:

      Thanks very much, too kind! I will see what I can do about the bio but there’s a lot on my plate at present; still, it would be nice to take them into the current year, as it were.


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