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Surprisingly, after all these years, one of their best...
on 2 May 2017
I've been a fan of the Manics since I saw them play a tiny venue in Stoke, years before they became household names. And I've fallen out with them a bit over certain albums (not enough to stop seeing them live though, they're always awesome live!)...
So trust me, as a long-term fan, this is one of their very best albums. For me it sounds like what 'Lifeblood' (probably their least regarded album) should have been. A really different sounding album but much punchier and with stronger melodies and lyrics.
Walk Me To The Bridge, Futurology, Dreaming A City, Misguided Missile, Let's Go To War... all terrific songs well worthy of any Manics playlist. Some might disagree because it doesn't sound like the stuff they did in their heyday, but if they were re-hashing The Holy Bible or Everything Must Go, they'd be a far lesser band.
Heck, if you need a taster, Youtube is your friend. I suspect it might lead you to buying this excellent album.
Apparently there's a new album out later on in 2017... can't wait to see what the lads come up with next.