New Model Army- BD3 CD. To their impassioned cult of fans, New Model Army were one of the best post-punk outfits Great Britain ever produced. Combining the gut-level force of punk with the anthemic political fervor of U2 and the Alarm, as well as the urban protest folk of Billy Bragg. And New Model Army sounded like few other bands mining similar post-punk territory which really set them apart. Their attack was hard, direct, and precise and throughout their career, they remained staunch advocates of the British working class. Their shout-along anthems often borrowed the football-chant feel of Oi!, but New Model Army were far less bent on rabble-rousing; instead aiming for intelligent rebellious music that still holds up to this day.