Positive Songs For Negative People
Label: Polydor Records
The poetic passion of Positive Songs for Negative People will have listeners drawing comparisons to the likes of Billy Bragg, Bruce Springsteen and The Clash. But as with previous efforts from Frank Turner, the album shows the folk-punk troubadour to possess a voice all his own. Injected with equal doses existential restlessness and unshakable optimism, the hard-rocking highlights "Demons" and "Glorious You" touch on the positive/negative dichotomy hinted at in the title. It's a dichotomy that also informs the touching, mandolin-laced ballad "The Opening Act of Spring."