This Is the Modern World is the second studio album by British band The Jam, released in November 1977, less than seven months after their debut. The front cover photography was by Gered Mankowitz.
Despite some contemporary reviewers feeling the record was rushed to capitalise on the success of In the City, the Record Mirror’s Barry Cain wrote that:
“This Is The Modern World reflects a definite PROGRESSION (remember that?) a definite identity mould. Here Weller is making an obvious attempt at creating a Jam SOUND. He succeeds. Brilliantly”.