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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Eyewear's Top Songs of 2012: #28 'Ill Manors' by Plan B

Hard to remember before the Olympic summer of joy, but this was the early sound of summer 2012 - angry, shockingly ugly, bluntly political, and urgent - Plan B's finest moment.  Plan B's movie felt over-determined to me, but the song's lyrics remain about as relevant as any British song of the century so far.  This is one we'll be returning to in a decade, in a century, to recall what these austere mean days were like. "We're just bloody broke in Britain" indeed.

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