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5.0 out of 5 stars
The start of something great, 22 May 2004
By all means this is very diferent to the other albums the manics have produced. But in my opinion it is certanly there best.
The general feel of the album is similar to the sound the clash were recording in the late seventies however there is significantly more focus on James Bradfields guitar work. After a few lstens the true genius behind the songs become aparant Richey Edwards lirics are extreamley thought provoking and far superior to the general aproach of writing any old lyrics to fit the song. The only drawback to this is that sometimes They sound a little rushed however this generally does not damage the overall sound to much.
The key tracks in my opinion are- Slash and burn, loves sweet exile, motorcycle emptiness, stay beautifull and condemmed to rock and roll. Definatly worth the purchase price. However by all means do not expect this album to be similar to any of the reasent manics stuff it is a million miles away from this is my truth..