12 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lemmy Kilmister has always insisted his band, Motörhead, were a rock ‘n’ roll band. For most of the world, they’re considered heavy metal. But to anyone listening carefully, both are true. There are no false notes on The World Is Yours, just an expert rhythm section pushing forth as naturally as breathing. “Born to Lose” is an old Lemmy declaration that somehow has taken over 30 years to finally be made into a song. “I Know How to Die” is pure Motörhead defiance. “Devils In My Head” chugs with an anthemic drive known best to Lemmy and Co., which this time around includes guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee. There are no ballads here (were you expecting one?), but the pace is often a solid mid-tempo as opposed to pure hyperdrive. “Waiting for the Snake” has a few boogie riffs sandwiched between the chugs. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Music” and “Bye Bye Bitch Bye Bye” tilt towards ‘50s rock. The acoustic version of “Ace of Spades” is about as weird and hilarious as you can imagine. Motörhead Unplugged!(?)

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lemmy Kilmister has always insisted his band, Motörhead, were a rock ‘n’ roll band. For most of the world, they’re considered heavy metal. But to anyone listening carefully, both are true. There are no false notes on The World Is Yours, just an expert rhythm section pushing forth as naturally as breathing. “Born to Lose” is an old Lemmy declaration that somehow has taken over 30 years to finally be made into a song. “I Know How to Die” is pure Motörhead defiance. “Devils In My Head” chugs with an anthemic drive known best to Lemmy and Co., which this time around includes guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee. There are no ballads here (were you expecting one?), but the pace is often a solid mid-tempo as opposed to pure hyperdrive. “Waiting for the Snake” has a few boogie riffs sandwiched between the chugs. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Music” and “Bye Bye Bitch Bye Bye” tilt towards ‘50s rock. The acoustic version of “Ace of Spades” is about as weird and hilarious as you can imagine. Motörhead Unplugged!(?)

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