John Lydon

Psycho's Path

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For his first solo album, John Lydon decided to tentatively explore electronica without leaving behind the guitar growl that made the Sex Pistols' 1996 reunion a success. The guitars are woven into the electronic dance beats throughout Psycho's Path, which occasionally results in some exciting juxtapositions. However, it too often sounds like Lydon doesn't know how to follow through on his ideas; at worst, he sounds as if he's grasping for the ideas himself. Even with its faults, Psycho's Path sounds more alive and ambitious than the last handful of Public Image Limited albums, and certainly more vital than the Sex Pistols reunion, so it is a respectable comeback of sorts.

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