Bad Magic [CD]

  • Artist: Motörhead
  • SKU: 4290912
  • Release Date: 08/28/2015
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (88 out of 88)

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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 88 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Last Rodeo

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    HeavyMetal1984
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    What can you say about Lemmy Kilmister that hasn't been stated a thousand times over? Nothing! He lived his life to the fullest with very little regret. Even though he had his vices, Lemmy always stated with impunity, these were his choices and that he wasn't a poster boy for such indulgences. The man and Motörhead were rock 'n' roll legends! Yes, that's what he considered Motörhead to be, a rock 'n' roll band. It doesn't matter that I thought Motörhead was a heavy metal band, based upon all those "metal" bands he influenced over the last four plus decades. That brings us to the last penned album by this great man and great band. "Bad Magic" follows in line with previous Motörhead efforts. Like AC/DC, Motörhead never strayed too far from the blue print which has made them a force in whatever genre you want to throw them in. What is obvious from the get go, is the weakening of Lemmy's voice on this latest effort. I can only imagine how hard this must have been for Lemmy going into the recording of "Bad Magic". He had looked fairly gaunt over the last eighteen months of his life and it's noticeable in his vocal range. Having said that, being sick or not, this was also a 70 year old man! I think he still sounds pretty darn good! Like always, Phil Campbell and Mickey Dee brought it on this offering. I've always been amazed at how loud they've sounded as a three piece band. The pacing on this album and track order works for me, which isn't always the case on many albums. Like most Motörhead efforts in the past, the band will throw you a curve ball somewhere, and this is evident with track nine, "Till the End". It's a more somber sounding tune, which talks about Lemmy's time coming to an end. I'm sure this had to be a cathartic process for a man, who knew he wasn't well. My favorite song on the album is "Choking On Your Screams", which Lemmy sounds the best on, followed by "Fire Storm Hotel" and "When the Sky Comes Looking For You". The album wraps up with a cover of The Rolling Stones "Sympathy For the Devil", which in my opinion doesn't work here, but whatever. Considering the weakened condition of Lemmy, I think "Bad Magic" holds its own. The album is Motörhead's twenty second, so it's tough to say where it ranks in their discography. It will probably take me a few hundred listens before one can truly place it in any such order. Having said that, it's definitely purchase worthy, as it's a worthy successor to "Aftershock" (2013).

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything that Motorhead Should Be

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    With Lemmy approaching the age of 70, and Motorhead reaching its 40th birthday, you could reasonably assume that the band would be losing its spark and slowing down. However, that's just not the case. In fact, "Bad Magic" could be one of Motorhead's best releases. "Bad Magic" is a compilation of all the band's aspects, the attitude, the humor, the speed, the crunch, the melody. It's all there, from every period of Motorhead's illustrious career, in one package. It starts out with a bang, and continues the face-melting intensity even through the final track, an interesting cover of the Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black." Track 2, "Thunder and Lightning," is classic Motorhead with its pounding sprint toward the final crunch. "Electricity" is reminiscent of Motorhead's debut, and almost convinces me that Lemmy and I are both significantly younger than we really are. Overall, it's catchy, energetic, and exactly what you would expect from Motorhead at the top of their form. "We are Motorhead, and we play rock 'n' roll," indeed.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You Either Like 'Em Or You Don't

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    MetalGuy71
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    It's another Motorhead album. You know what to expect from Lemmy & Company by now. You either like them or you don't. They are consistent in the quality of the music with subtle differences that make each album unique. To say they've been releasing the same album for over 30 years is bollocks to anyone that really knows the band. Phil's solo on 'Til the End' is one of his most heartfelt and beautiful. If Bad Magic turns out to be Lemmy's swan song, it's a darn fine album to go out on. They are Motorhead and they play rock n' roll!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lemmy and Motörhead still rocking!

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    migmaya
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    Motörhead has one again released an awesome album. Bad magic has the Motörhead sound staple signature. Motörhead is staying close to their sound roots. This album has that "Motörhead" catchy, relentless, pounding, and ruthless sound to it. Lemmy's voice is still going strong, Mikkey's drum skills are still pounding since day one, and Phil's guitar skills are still magical. One of the best albums they have ever made! You will not be disappointed!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gimme Motorhead Till I'm Dead

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    MetalGuy71
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    It's another Motorhead album. You know what to expect from Lemmy & Company by now. You either like them or you don't. They are consistent in the quality of the music with subtle differences that make each album unique. To say they've been releasing the same album for over 30 years is bollocks to anyone that really knows the band. If Bad Magic turns out to be Lemmy's swan song, it's a darn fine album to go out on. They are Motorhead and they play rock n' roll!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    R.I.P. Lemmy

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    snaggletooth69
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    R.I.P. Lemmy. Rock, punk, metal, all rolled in to one. Absolutely gutted when I heard the news. Bad Magic brought Motorhead to the forty year point and man did they go out with a bang. Micky Dee is a beast, one of the greatest drummers alive. Phil owns the solos on this album, just absolutely shreds. Lemmy, the voice has aged but perfectly fit the songs and Motorhead once again prove why they were and always will be one of the greatest rock and roll bands ever. Yes, EVER!!!!!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What you expect

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    chris5150
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    Motorhead is one of those bands that fans know just what to expect when a new album drops. Same ol same ol. Motorhead and ACDC are two of the only bands I know of that can pull this one off. This album is really good! I liked the last one better, but this one is still good. Knowing that Lemmy has been sick and he might die before they have a shot at laying out another album...buy this! It might be the last release we get from Lemmy.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bad Magic: an unexpected farewell

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    MikEmb
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    No one expected this to be the final album from the legendary Motorhead. Known for their consistent musical chemistry, Lemmy and company did not disappoint with Bad Magic. And while the album is nowhere near as potent as classics like "Overkill", "Bomber", or "Ace of Spades", it is still a respectable album. The only unnecessary track in this album was their cover of the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil"

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