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Combines the essence of everything they did before,
This review is from: Send Away The Tigers (Audio CD)
For me, this is the best album the Manics ever made. I think there were very good songs on every album, but also rather dull songs. There's not a single song on this one I don't like. Somehow this album is a mixture of all the good stuff they did on previous albums. It's as rebellious as GT, as rocking as GATS, as personal and provoking as HB, as pompous as EMG, as smooth and gentle as TIMY, as true to it's roots as KYE and as fresh as LB.
The lyrics are great, and James delivers them with so much devotion and emotion it gives you goosebumbs (like always). He also has some great guitar solos, and after keeping in the background a bit in the rather electronical "Lifeblood", Sean once again proves he's a very versatile, creative and simply genious drummer who knows how to use his drums as an instrument and not just a rhythm machine.
My faves from the album are "I'm just a Patsy" and "Autumn Song", but like I already said - all the songs are great.
I really hope we'll get to hear many more albums of this unique band :-)