Melancholic BILLY BRAGG Released 13th Album ‘THE MILLION THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPENED’

7 November 2021

Artist: BILLY BRAGG (Barking, Essex, England)
Active: Since 1977 / 13 studio albums (including new one)

New album: THE MILLION THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPENED

Bragg: “The Million Things That Never Happened isn’t about the pandemic
per se, but the highs and lows of what we’ve been through provide the backdrop
for the album, as they have done for all our lives over these past two years.”

NME says: “On his 13 studio album ‘The Million Things That Never Happened’,
Billy Bragg readily admits that, as a 63-year-old white man entering his fifth
decade as one of the country’s foremost political singer-songwriters, the so
called ‘culture wars’ can get confusing… Yet it is also album that leaves plenty
of room for nuanced, compassionate songwriting that never loses grip of its
sense of empathy. On the title track, Bragg sings about the things we’ve all lost
over the last two years: “A hug for the crying, a kiss for the dying”. It’s all but
impossible not to relate. In an age of division, ‘The Million Things That Never
Happened’ is a gentle embrace of what unites us all.”
Score: 3/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Bragg looks back at the past
while thinking today about tomorrow’s future. As
relevant as ever, still a sharp observer and entrancing
songsmith. Another record that happened.

Singles: Mid-Century Modern / I Will Be Your Shield /
Then Thousand Photos That Can’t Be Explained

– TEN MYSTERIOUS PHOTOS THAT CAN’T BE EXPLAINED –

– MID-CENTURY MODERN –

– I WILL BE YOUR SHIELD –

Stream/buy album here…


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