Manic Street Preachers Page 2

  • faux-C 29 Mar 2009 19:16:30 11,204 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    It's only a radio rip, and Zane Lowe talks over the end of it, but you get the idea.

    I wish I had Zane Lowe's taste in music. It would be awesome to LOVE EVERYTHING.
  • Merlinho 1 Apr 2009 15:21:41 5,908 posts
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    Look forward to a listen later...you always have to post when I'm in work ;)
  • Merlinho 6 Apr 2009 22:38:17 5,908 posts
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    I'm liking Jackie Collins Existential Question Time a lot actually. Even if it has got a ridiculous name!
  • Deleted user 28 April 2009 05:16:26
    Hmm.

    DM's new album is just awful so I'm hoping this will be good.
  • Deleted user 28 April 2009 06:02:40
    Peeled Apples is quite good but I got 100% bored at track 7. Meh.
  • Messiac 28 Apr 2009 08:54:44 3,465 posts
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    Looking forward to giving this a listen, apparently it has some of Richey's last material so worth checking out in my opinion, even though their last couple of releases have been really bad.
  • Dougs 28 Apr 2009 09:13:38 85,501 posts
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    /kicks Spotify
  • Messiac 28 Apr 2009 17:34:21 3,465 posts
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    Just listened to this and I have to say it is a real return to form for me. I have to disagree with Ecureuil on the recent Manics releases, they were one of favourite bands up until Know Your Enemy but Lifeblood and Send Away The Tigers just didn't come close to what I expected from them.

    Some really good stuff on here.

    Press seems to be of a similar opinion - Q and Uncut both gave it 4/5.
  • Deleted user 28 April 2009 17:39:36
    ecureuil wrote:
    N@ wrote:
    Peeled Apples is quite good but I got 100% bored at track 7. Meh.

    You are worse than Hitler.

    :)

    :p
  • Messiac 28 Apr 2009 18:07:51 3,465 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    I dunno, SATT was considered a bit of a return to form for the Manics, no? I thought it was well received. There were a lot of good songs on there.


    Yeah fair point, I think I have personal issues with the album more than it being a bad album I guess. It just seemed a real let down, but that's based on my very high expectations of the group I guess.

    Put it this way - JFPL is in my opinion the best they have sounded since THB and probably the only album that lives up collectively to the music they were producing at that time.
  • Messiac 28 Apr 2009 18:21:18 3,465 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    I'd agree with that. Although oddly it doesn't really sound like anything from THB.

    I'm just glad they're back to playing proper guitar music.

    ditto - wonder if they are touring to support this?
  • M83J01P97 28 Apr 2009 18:24:43 7,556 posts
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    This is the album that was written by Richey right?
  • Messiac 28 Apr 2009 18:26:39 3,465 posts
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    It features lyrics left by Richey yeah, gah on the touring front - oh well.
  • Messiac 3 May 2009 16:54:20 3,465 posts
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    Been listening to JFPL loads over the past few days and it really is brilliant. It has really great lyrics, what I had come to expect from Richey but coupled with some fantastic guitar and vocal work from James. On top of that it's produced by Albini, who has worked on some of my favourite albums and has a unique sound-scape in his recordings that I just love. A real sense of rawness and a loud factor, music to burst heads to is a phrase that comes to mind.

    Ecureuil is right in that it doesn't sound like anything from THB but I think thats just because the band have evolved, in essence however it is a spiritual successor to THB.

    It's also my album of the year so far.

    "Oh Mammy what's a Sex Pistol" - sheer genius and sorely missed.
  • Messiac 10 May 2009 15:55:17 3,465 posts
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    They were on Jools Holland this week - available from the usual sources on the Internet for download and iPlayer I guess. Three songs:

    Peeled Apples
    Me & Stephen Hawking
    Jackie Collins....

    and a short interview with Nicky.

    Really great to see them back to this standard - as Nicky himself said of the album

    "its as good as anything we have done.... we are only this good with Richey"

    Some good coverage on The Guardian website as well - guardian.co.uk/music - including a feature on the weekly podcast with an interview with Mr Wire -

    linky

    Loving the album more with every listen and can't wait to pick up the deluxe version on the 18th.
  • Merlinho 10 May 2009 17:03:53 5,908 posts
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    Been missing out on this conversation because I've had no internet moving flat!

    I'm very much enjoying the new album, listened through about 6/7 times so far, and gets better with every listen. Once I get the CD in my car, I imagine it will grow even more. I'm liking Marlon JD a lot at the moment, even if the lyrics are weird!
  • Azazel 14 May 2009 21:41:13 1,096 posts
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    Censorship FAIL:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8050110.stm
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