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First listen and I'm hooked!,
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This review is from: Futurology (Audio CD)
It's incredible to think that there was once life before the Manic Street Preachers for me. Even though I'd seen them twice in 1994, Iwas intrigued by Richey's story and loved their early eyeliner and leopard skin look, but I wasn't particularly into the music. However, around the time of the release of Postcards for a Young Man in 2010, I decided that the main character in my novel was obsessed by the Manics, and I gradually bought every album. I read Simon Price's excellent Everything biography of the band. I saw them live at the O2 in London, at Festival Number 6 last year, and at Glastonbury recently. The Manics are truly unique and Futurology proves this. A band who deal in monster riffs and political ideals; in art, architecture, poetry and ideas. They're not afraid of experimenting with new sounds while resolutely sounding like themselves. I've love listening to Walk Me to the Bridge on 6 Music, and from my first listen, Let's Go to War is my favourite track, a shoutalong classic, tight and muscular. Futurology represents a new sound for the Manics, heavy but less bleak than the Holy Bible, inspired by electronica, open-minded and forward-looking.