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Old 03-26-2009, 05:35 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Lifeblood is a good example of what became the "new" Manic Street Preachers, ie anything after The Holy Bible. Whereas I can never claim to "hate" anything the Manics put out I'm indifferent to a lot of it now but Lifeblood is actually a very good record.
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:43 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Come one come all and see the Manics attempt to claw back credibility by doing EXACTLY what everyone wanted them to do... that's lax socialism up and down. Honestly everything they do annoys me now, why can't they just drop the dead guy? They did the glam-era revival now they are doing the Holy Bible 2... does this mean we're getting heartfelt cashcow football terrace anthems after this? Spare us

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Old 04-17-2009, 03:56 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Richie Edwards lyrics filled out with music that's bland middle of the road dross.

Woohoo , can't wait.
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:59 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Richie Edwards lyrics filled out with music that's bland middle of the road dross.

Woohoo , can't wait.
aha but THAT'S where they employed the services of the loudest middle-aged producer they could find, Steve Albini .

It's all terribly predictable, but they have already scored a small victory by getting me to post an advert for it on this forum. Damn
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OK my mistake

loud middle of the road dross
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:50 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Those song names are brilliant, i look forward to hearing Virginia State Epileptic Colony and All Is Vanity.

Judging from Peeled Apples though it's not THAT big a departure, i'm assuming it'll just be a louder version of the last one.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:53 AM   #57 (permalink)
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I definitely don't think their music is bland middle of the road dross, Motorcycle Emptiness, You love Us, Die In the Summertime...
there's more to those tunes than that!
Their stuff with Richie was great, particularly The Holy Bible, and he did write a lot of the lyrics on Everything Must Go, so he was still a part of it.
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:14 AM   #58 (permalink)
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I've taken the trouble to create a graph as a quick guide to the Manic Street Preachers
Your 'graph' is more based on opinion rather than actual facts. I know thats what this forum is about but I have never heard an album called 'Some Other Stuff'. Also 'Lifeblood' is a fantastic album. Ive never managed to get into 'Know Your Enemy'. 'Send Away The Tigers' I used to really like it at first but the 'Your Love Alone' song really gets on my tits and most of the songs on the album were pretty poor and cheesy (especially the one near the end 'Just A Patsy'. Good songs on that album are 'Indian Summer', 'Rendition' & 'Winterlovers' is alright. To me 'SATT' was kind of reminiscent of the 'Everything Must Go' album (which was excellent from start to finish).
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Stuff like this makes me really hate the Manics nowadays.
I agree I kind of half hate them now after seeing this video. I mean why the **** are they covering Rihanna??. Its actually kind of scary to hear. Suppose they used to be great then they just kinda went all bland and boring although I do like some of the more recent stuff- only album i really liked from start to finish was 'Lifeblood'.
[QUOTE=British_pharaoh;485645]I'm missing The Killers at Reading to watch the Manics instead (damn clashes) gonna be great although they will be playing their new stuff as well unfortunately[/QUOTE]
This may be a blessing in diguise if its 'The Killers' that Im thinking of. Just better hope Manics arent having a Rihanna covers night. Also as for the new stuff dont knock it until youve heard it I know it aint a patch on old stuff but some songs are good.

[QUOTE=Piss Me Off;516496]It's not bad for what it is, a catchy pop song. It's the kind of song that some people are always going to hate.
And never listen to Q ever.
I agree Q magazine sucks **** big time. They used to be alright but then they started putting Lilly Allen & Green Day on the front covers I lost interest. Ill buy it now and again if theres a big feature or interview that i really like but very rarely now. I prefer Mojo or Uncut but even then its only if theres a good feature on it. Personally I think most of the magazines are **** and I dont really need them to know whats going on in the music world anyway.
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They used to be one of my favourite bands, especially when they released Lifeblood (very adventurous and criminally underrated album). Then they released Send Away the Tigers, which just smacks of pandering to the masses by giving them exactly what they want which, needless to say, is an artistic venture I don't respect.
I find it interesting that Lifeblood actually got you into them? I think its a great album too and the only time they have really matched since 'Everything Must Go' as i thought 'This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours' was pretty crap all throughout.

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Alrite mate, followed the link but couldnt find the song, will have a check on youtube. They have a new album coming out in May i think called 'Journal For Plague Lovers' and I have a sneaky feeling it could be another 'Holy Bible' especially with reports like its gonna be heavier and such like.
(Heavier, apparantly the album is produced by Albini so it could shape up to be good!
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Anyway I have all Manics Albums, I think Generation Terrorists or Holy Bible is the best. In their early days they were to me a punk band. Also I think 'Gold Against The Soul' is massively underrated with excellent songs such as 'Roses In The Hospital' , 'From Despair To Where' & 'Sympathy For Tourette'.
Lifeblood is also massively underrated and I should probably stop talking about it so much..
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:13 AM   #59 (permalink)
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I find it interesting that Lifeblood actually got you into them? I think its a great album too and the only time they have really matched since 'Everything Must Go' as i thought 'This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours' was pretty crap all throughout.
I was into the Manics before, but when Lifeblood came out I started to respect them a lot more. Seemed like they had some fight left in them, certainly to me anyway. It's why I really didn't like Send Away the Tigers when it came out - it seemed kinda like a step back for me. It's also why the thought of a new album doesn't really interest me as much as it would've done a few years back.

You're right about Everything Must Go as well. I'm just listening to it again now for the first time in yonks. The last four or five songs in particular are bloody t'riffic
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:35 PM   #60 (permalink)
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When they first started out i hated them with a vengence! then a mate had a spare ticket to see them playing on the gold against the soul tour and to be honest they were fantastic, they did a great cover of Pennyroyal Tea! and Sleepflower is a blinder! i only really like the first albums upto the holy bible and find the later material a bit bland.
Will be interesting to see what the new album is like
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