It isn’t a classic, it isn’t conventional, it’s oftentimes a bit daft, but the record does what it does terribly well. A loud and peppy splash of creativity.
It’s an intensely focused musical space, guided by a vocal delivery that seems simultaneously lethargic and passionate. Post-punk is rarely more unsettling.
There’s a lot to be said for the album's quirks, but when all is said and done, This Nation’s Saving Grace is in fact a great album in its own right.
Dead Kennedys' iconic debut still boasts some of the most brilliant and uncompromisingly cynical songs that punk has ever seen.