As one of the few American fans of the Manics, I can say that I am impressed with this CD. I just bought a used copy of the CD today and have listened to it several times already. Sure, some may argue that it's reminiscent of 80's metal at least on this one (to me that is, specifically Guns N' Roses), but so what? With the loud guitars and drums and even lengthy guitar solos, the Manics sing and play with fierce passion and enthusiasm. It's too bad that Richey's not around to experience the great band they are today. This is the fourth CD I got from them (after buying their last three), and I will be receiving Generation Terrorists in the mail fairly soon! Only The Holy Bible is left. And oh yeah, I'm still trying to find a copy of "The Masses Against The Classes". And I got into the Manics only this year!