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  • Audio CD (2 July 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B00005KB4R
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Luke Haines' The Oliver Twist Manifesto is subtitled "Or What's Wrong With Popular Culture". It will come as no surprise to anyone acquainted with the more bilious elements of Haines' previous work with The Auteurs, Baader Meinhof and Black Box Recorder that the indictment, as he sees it, includes pretty much everyone and everything. Haines announced the release of this album by calling a week-long Pop Strike, during which all musicians would have to down instruments on pain of being labelled forevermore as scabs. The Oliver Twist Manifesto is Haines at his hyperactively angry best, a kamikaze Quixote applying, as ever, the most spectacular violence to the most bewilderingly soft targets--generally modern British artists, comedians, novelists and musicians. Haines' priorities might be questionable, but there's no arguing with his songwriting, which is now of a quantity and quality that merits serious comparison with any of the grand lineage of British pop curmudgeons: Elvis Costello, The Kinks' Ray Davies and The Fall's Mark E Smith. The Oliver Twist Manifesto is a magnificently unreasonable record. --Andrew Mueller

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Forget Oasis, Blur, Radiohead and Pulp; Luke Haines is the real star of Britpop [although he'd probably claim to be fighting against it !].
This album of teenage angst for thirty year old's [the mere mention of Kim Wilde will bring back fond memories for many] follows on superbly from Haines' previous incarnations with the Auteurs, Baader Meinhof and Black Box Recorder.
Again Haines has created a sound that strips music down to its bare bones but which still contains the odd driving base line and nasty guitar lick.
So, if you're looking for a change from the blandness of TOTP and Radio 1, Luke is your man.
Why not check out some of his previous work while your at it. Haines' Baader Meinhof is as good as any history book on the subject whilst Now That I'm A Cowboy is probably the best work of the Auteurs.
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The welcome return of the most bitter man in pop. The misanthrope's minanthrope. Only after a month after the release of the excellent "Christie Malry's Own Double Entry" soundtrack, Luke Haines returns with his first 'proper' solo album.
"The Oliver Twist Manifesto" (subtitled "What's Wrong With Popular Culture") kicks off where the last Auteurs album, 'how I learned to love the bootboys' left off. Haines musical palette has become increasingly minimal over the last few years, and this album is no exception. The Nu-new wave sond of the last Auteurs album is stripped back even further, to mostly keyboards and a drum machine, with only small snatches of guitar in the mix. Nonetheless, the quality of the songs and lyrics more than makes up for the mininalist music. With lyrics like "do I have to end it all like Billy Mackenzie just to get out of the contract", who needs a string section?
The first line sung on this album is "this is not entertaiment - don't expect no entertainment". For once, Luke Haines has misjudged himself. This album is likely to be the best piece of new music to be released this year.
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Not counting the soundtrack to the film Christy Malry's Own Double Entry, this is the first solo album from former Auteurs leader/Black Box Recorder member, Luke Haines. As with his previous work, The Oliver Twist Manifesto is a caustic little gem that fuses fuzzy 70's style guitar playing with all manner of strange electronic devices and orchestral strings, which are further complemented by Haines's snarling, half-whispered vocals. As a result, it ends up sounding like a bizarre amalgamation of every album he's worked on before, with the pop sensibilities of The Auteurs, the bleak-conceptualisation of Baader Meinhof, and the stark ambient minimalism of Black Box Recorder, all coming together to create a perfectly judged record that could (and should) be considered the Dark Side of the Moon for this generation.
The album opens with the sound of a ticking clock (sound familiar?) - or is it a bomb? - before the synthesisers and keyboards drift in and Luke intones the opening statement "this is not entertainment... don't expect me to entertain you". As introductory tracks go, Rock N' Roll Communiqué No. 1 is perfect, fusing a beautiful and fragile pop melody with some wonderfully threatening lyrics ("it may not be pretty, people might get hurt, reputations could be tarnished") to create something that isn't merely another song, but rather, a full blown mission statement. Here Haines introduces a number of themes and concepts that will continue throughout the album - primarily celebrity, fame, excess and popular culture (the album's subtitle mockingly reads "what's wrong with popular culture?") - before launching into the twisted, cabaret, hip-hop rant, Oliver Twist.
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I've long been a fan of Haines' music, in all its guises, and rarely indeed, for such a prolific musician, I've never been disappointed in any of his albums. "After Murder Park" is maybe my very favourite of his, but this one is damn close. Haines surpasses himself lyrically with "The Oliver Twist Manifesto". Musically, I feel he's refined his arrangements and instrumentations perfectly to meet the material. "Never Work", "Discomania", the title track... every song is great. By turns affecting, scathing, amusing, it is an album that fits together finely. It seems that Mr Haines is indeed the "brightest thing on the roster!" A truly splendid, very listenable album.
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