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Everything Must Go

Manic Street Preachers

1996

Everything Must Go

Album Summary

Everything Must Go is the fourth studio album by Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers. It was released on 20 May 1996, through Epic Records, and was the first record released by the band following the disappearance of lyricist and rhythm guitarist Richey Edwards. Released at the height of Britpop in the mid-1990s, the album was a commercial and critical success, it reached its peak in the UK on separate occasions, debuting and peaking at number 2 in the UK Albums Chart and earned the band accolades in the 1997 Brit Awards. It represented a shift in the group's sound due to Edwards' departure. The album charted in mainland Europe, Asia and Australia, eventually selling over two million copies. Everything Must Go is frequently featured and voted highly in lists for one of the best albums of all time by many music publications such as NME and Q.

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Rating

3.17

Votes

5196

Genres

  • Rock
  • Britpop
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Wed May 05 2021
2

Jesus this list is like all shitty Brit pop.

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Fri Oct 30 2020
5

wasnt expecting this to be the first manic street preachers album i listened to but thats just how it is with this bitch of a site . its pretty good. not planning on doing much music writing today so ill keep it short. i cant make out what the fuck theyre saying so maybe the lyrics are exclusively about how much they hate me, personally, but the guitars are pretty warm and enveloping and its a nice time. its catchy. u know how it is 9/10

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Thu Aug 12 2021
5

HOW HAVE I NEVER LISTENED TO THIS BAND?? I loved every minute of this album. Another band I had heard of but hadn't heard. This 1001 albums thing is so great for finding music that I haven't listened to but should have. As I listened to the songs and read the lyrics (including looking into the background of a lot of the lyrics) I kept coming back to the phrase "depressing lyrics/soaring songs." It's an unusual juxtaposition that really works. The album background is difficult - their first album after guitarist and songwriter Richey James disappeared without a trace (he was declared dead many years later but never found). I really liked the songwriting and in particular the guitar sound. I kept wondering if guitarist James Dean Bradfield was influenced by Alex Lifeson because he uses a lot of unusual chord voicings similar to Alex...later found an article where the Manics interviewed Rush. Apparently they're huge fans. Makes sense given the guitar sound (but not their songwriting - that's very different). Looking forward to digging into their catalog - I see The Holy Bible is also in the 1001 album list and I'm sure I'll be listening to that soon.

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Tue Mar 01 2022
5

Anthemic and grand without dropping into being too cheesy. I was worried how this would be after a sound change and the mysterious disappearance of their guitarist after the last album, but man this absolutely delivered.

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Mon Nov 02 2020
4

Feels like a greatest hits album! This is the manics as their absolute best.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

Solid production and string writing. Loved this album and will definitely be listening to more by the band. A very cool blend of styles.

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Sat Aug 07 2021
5

where did they lost Richey?? like in a shop or something??

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Fri Oct 15 2021
5

a very consistent album, strong guitar songs that are still immediately recognizable: 4.5 again.

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Wed Dec 15 2021
5

I can't believe I have never listened to Manic Street Preachers before!!! The first song had me hooked. The strings throughout are so good

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Fri Feb 11 2022
5

We don’t talk about love We only want to get drunk - A design for life

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Wed Feb 23 2022
5

Banger

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Tue Mar 01 2022
5

Good blend of raw and polished with a superb vocal delivery. The thing that elevates this album for me is the sonic diversity though, staying well within the niche while exploring the space fully.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
5

I really thoroughly enjoyed this album. I liked the vocals, I like the instrumentals, it makes me want to check out more from this band. I was sad to read about the disappearance of the main lyricist before this album though. My favorite tracks were A Design for Life, Enola/Alone, Small Black Flowers The Grow In The Sky, The Girl Who Wanted to Be God, Interiors, Further Away, and No Surface All Feeling. I gave it the big like on Spotify. Overall very solid, liked it a lot!

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Fri Jan 22 2021
2

New album to me and truly nothing grabbed me. Bad version of standard 90s pop rock IMO

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Thu Sep 01 2022
1

I'll stick with Radiohead, thanks.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Everything is gone

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Tue Jun 22 2021
5

Jos Oasis oli teinivuosien ykkösbändi, niin tämä oli sitten varmaan kakkonen. Viimeiseen 15 vuoteen tämän kuuntelu sitten onkin jäänyt melkein nollaan. Kenties bändin uudempien levyjen kehnous on karkoittanut minut myös vanhemmasta tuotannosta. Ensimmäinen reaktio nähdessäni levyn listalla oli ehkä jopa negatiivinen - jaa tätä, ei kyllä kiinnosta yhtään enää nykyään. Onneksi ennakkoluuloni osoittautuivat vääräksi, ja tämähän kuulostikin oikein mainiolta ja jopa tuoreelta liian pitkäksi venyneen tauon jälkeen. Varsinkin vähän rokkaavammat biisit (Enola/Alone, Kevin Carter yms) toimivat kuin junan vessa. Vaikkei Everything Must Go ole ollut ihan suosikkilevyni Manicsilta, sai tämä ainakin minut innostumaan taas palaamaan niiden suurimpien helmien (tai ainakin Holy Biblen) pariin. Kovaa painia on nelosen ja vitosen välillä, mutta kun vertaa muihin antamiini nelosiin niin parempihan tämä on.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

Major Queen vibes. I’ve never heard of this band. I love the use of strings. Feels like some ELO influence as well

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Wed Feb 03 2021
5

My dad's favourite album 1996-2001

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Sun Feb 21 2021
5

Faves!!!!

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Wed Feb 17 2021
5

Thumbs all the way up!

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Sun Apr 18 2021
5

Elvis impersonator: amazing A design for life: amazing Kevin Carter: very good Enola/alone: excellent Everything must go: very good Small black flowers: excellent The girl who wanted to be god: very good Removables: good Australia: excellent Interiors: very good Further away: good No surface all feeling:

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Mon Aug 23 2021
5

Hier ist der Stoff, feinster britischer Pathos, vernäht zu einem wärmenden Umhang gegen den kalten Wind der entfesselten Märkte. Hier warf sie noch nicht hin, die junge rote Socke; auch später gab man sich optimistisch kämpferisch, obschon mir bei der Konsequenz unseres Nicht-Handelns das Blut gefriert, denn wir haben alles toleriert, sodass unsere Kinder als nächste dran sein werden, die Ungleichheit weiter aufrechtzuerhalten. Aber zurück zum vorliegendem „Everything Must Go“. Ab dem ‚Entwurf fürs Leben‘ helfen Streicher entsetzlich schönen, lauten Gitarren und empört rauer Stimme James Dean Bradfields eine schiere Perfektion vom Stapel zu feuern, bei der sich Wucht und Songwriting Hand in Hand auf den walisischen Klippen stehend allem zu trotzen bereit ist. Erstaunlicher als diese geschmiert laufende Hitmaschine war damals für mich nur der Umstand, wie brachial diese Perlen live über die Marshalls in die Crowd geknüppelt werden - ganz zu schweigen von den nicht nur vorderen Reihen härtester Pogo-Kultur unterm Drachen Banner. Seit dem Erlebnis müssen alle Songs der Manics ein, zwei Tacken lauter gespielt werden. Un-Removable 4.9

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Wed Oct 06 2021
5

Great sound! Can't believe I haven't heard of these guys.

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Sun Oct 24 2021
5

Leuke Britpop-rock. Lichtjes leunend naar de hardrock toe. Erg genoten van dit album waar ik geen enkele song van kende op voorhand

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Wed Dec 08 2021
5

It all went and came together

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Tue Jan 11 2022
5

Classic

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

No me esperaba ver a esta banda aquí. Me gustan mucho, pero siento que es de esas que la gente siempre ha ignorado un poco y a mi me parece que tienen mucho que ofrecer. Me gusta que son rock muy honesto, directo de la época del Brit Pop, pero a la vez tan distinto al mismo Brit Pop que quedan en otra categoría. En una época en la que sonar "rough around the edges" (o incluso peor) y tener actitud de borracho y malhumorado, llega este disco que está muy bien pulido en toda la instrumentación y en el que la voz y la pronunciación sí están cuidadas.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

Creo que sólo ubicaba una canción de ellos que además me gusta mucho. Después de la primera vuelta de este disco me sentí un poco mal por haberles puesto atención hasta ahora aunque bastante feliz por haber escuchado esta chulada de disco. Solos discretos, riffs muy agradables y pegajosos, letras no tan obvias pero tampoco tan rebuscadas hacen de este disco un gran descubrimiento porque aunque tenga 26 años del disco, realmente parece poco escuchado si tomamos como referencia las reproducciones de Spotify. 4.5 que subo a 5 porque en verdad lo disfruté. Songs: Kevin Carter, Australia, A Design for Life

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

A really pleasant surprise. A great album.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
5

Clever lyrics, beautiful melodies and such a great recording. I loved this album from start to finish, a classic

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Tue Mar 01 2022
5

Hay que checar las letras de todas las rolas, muy brutal.

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Sat May 14 2022
5

9/10. Wow, I gave this band's other album an 8/10 and forgot about it entirely. But I'm going to have to go back and listen to more of there stuff, because this was swell.

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Thu May 19 2022
5

Great Album - captured the moment perfectly in 1996

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Fri Jun 10 2022
5

Brilliant

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Thu Jun 30 2022
5

Pretty chill music. Loved Small Black Flowers. It has a nice melody and stands out on the album which is predominately alt rock.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
5

Excellent.

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Sun Aug 21 2022
5

Despite the supposed lethality of the rock 'n' roll lifestyle, the memorial album isn't really that common. Or rather, the great memorial album isn't really that common. Everyone can name the most obvious choice: AC/DC's Back in Black, the band's immensely raucous farewell to their lead singer and buddy Bon Scott. But apart from that, very few albums satisfy both qualities. Perhaps the only other major example is this, the indie Back in Black, the Manic Street Preachers' Everything Must Go. Richey Edwards was, along with the bassist Nicky Wire, the Manics' main lyricist; he was also credited as their rhythm guitarist, but his musical skills were rudimentary at best, his guitar left unplugged during most live shows. Richey was also a very troubled young man, prone to depression, self-harm, anorexia and alcoholism. With their previous album The Holy Bible, Richey unleashed his despondent vision, with themes of the Holocaust, murder, consumerism, radical left-wing politics and despair. The band, friends and family had already become seriously concerned with his behaviour when he disappeared on the 1st of February 1995. His car was found near the River Severn Bridge two weks later. It is not known what exactly happened to Richey Edwards; though several sightings have been reported since, none have been confirmed, and the most common assumption is that he jumped from the bridge. He would have been aged 27. He was officially presumed dead on the 23rd of November, 2008. The centrepiece of Everything Must Go is the title track, not A Design for Life, the Manics' most popular song. Everything Must Go is one of the two songs that directly addresses how the remaining Manics sought to cope with the loss of their friend and in-house ideologue. Whereas AC/DC salutes Bon Scott martially with Have a Drink on Me, Everything Must Go is an apologia to Richey, an admittance that the band can't retain his outlook with his departure, and instead has to explore whatever path emerges for them. The chorus is heartbreaking when you realise they're asking their friend to forgive them for no longer being the band he wanted them to be. As anyone who's lost someone will tell you, the guilt you feel for moving on is palpable. But the Manics choose not a sombre tone: they start with the Be My Baby drumbeat. Their commemoration of Richey celebrates his life, expressing their fear of the future, but realising that they have no choice but to keep on walking forward. The memory of Richey appears often throughout the album. Five of the 12 songs were co-written by him. The opener, Elvs Impersonator: Blackpool Pier (one of Richey's creations), mocks cheap, tawdry and pathetic nostalgia; in retrospect, this rejection of the past achieves a greater poignancy. More grimly, Kevin Carter, based on a South African photographer of the Rwandan genocide, concerns a figure who took his own life, and Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky explicitly references self-harm (Richey had penned both). But the tracks written after Richey's disappearance reveal a band handling their grief, not wallowing in it. A Design for Life stems far more from Nicky Wire's politics than Richey's: George Orwell and the welfare state rather than Herbert Marcuse and the Weathermen. The sound of the album exhibits a walloping shift from their previous album: string-laden and often bombastic, with little of The Holy Bible's post-punk abrasiveness. The final track, No Surface All Feeling, contains perhaps the album's ultimate message: What's the point in always looking back When all you see is more and more junk? I don't believe the question is wholly rhetorical. Rather, it's a band of friends sincerely asking themselves if reminiscence is worthwhile, given it can engender bitterness as much as consolation. For all their reputation as agit-prop sloganeers, Everything Must Go shows the Manics embracing nuance, of accepting that some of the most important questions might not even have answers. Although not strictly speaking a Britpop album (you'd never see the Manics parading a Union Jack), Everything Must Go is one of the most rewarding albums of British indie in the 90s. The critical consensus regarding the period of The Holy Bible and Everything Must Go is that the Manics never reached such heights again. With the most generous will in the world, one is forced to agree. Sure, you can find the occasional corker in the subsequent decades, but it's those two albums upon which the Manics' legacy stands.

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Sun Aug 28 2022
5

Would definitely listen again

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

This album deftly oscillates between post-punk, Britpop, British alternative, and even grunge. The Manic Street Preacher’s command of song structure shines through on this album, the first following the disappearance of Richey Edwards. The result is a punchy engaging coherent album that reflects the best of what was happening musically in the rock scene. The lyrics are intelligent and the anthemic quality gives this album a sense of triumph and grandiosity.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

Really nice surprise. Perfect album.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

Hope they fired their marketing and release team in the 90s

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

I had never heard of these guys before and I am now a huge fan. Can't believe I've never come across these guys before. Excellent brit-power-pop that combines great songwriting and interesting song structures with a little 90s punk edge.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
5

Fantastic. I loved the guitars, the creativity in the compositions, the conviction, the vibe - this is a classic album

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Thu Oct 13 2022
5

Tempting to give it a 1 star review just to piss Scott off.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
5

I was obsessed with the Manics. This was the album that alerted me to them, but because I was a skint pre teen, I could afford Generation Terrorists and The Holy Bible. This is a far gentler, poppier and more beautiful album, and an amazing reaction to the tragedy of losing Richie. I don't know that if be the same person today were it not for the Manics.

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Tue Oct 25 2022
5

Shit man, this was really great. Reminds me of the best aspects of Radiohead around The Bends and Ok Computer, just awesome instrumentation and sound. I'll have to relisten, but what a treat that will be.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
5

Really liked this one! Definitely going back to it!

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Fri Nov 04 2022
5

Amazing start, amazing to the end.

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Sun Nov 06 2022
5

Still rules. The band keeps getting better even after tragically losing Richie. Banger after banger.

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Sun Nov 13 2022
5

Great album

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Tue Oct 20 2020
4

Another great Britpop record. Standout Tracks: A Design for Life, Kevin Carter, Enola / Alone, Small Black Flowers That Grow In The Sky

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Fri Apr 16 2021
4

7/10 F.T.: Australia

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Thu Jul 15 2021
4

Really interesting style and great production. Great album overall

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Tue Oct 20 2020
4

good

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Thu May 20 2021
4

Very enjoyable rock album

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Sun Jan 31 2021
4

Love this one.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Enjoyed it. Easy listening. Enola and Australia were good

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

Really enjoyed this album

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Sat Jan 23 2021
4

New-to-me band, really liked it

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Tue Mar 30 2021
4

Pretty good album that kept some things interesting throughout

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Thu May 20 2021
4

Great indie-rock album. Maintains the classic sound of the late '90s without feeling dated or tired. The more synth-heavy, balladish tracks lose me but most everything on here rocks.

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Tue Mar 30 2021
4

Rock solid breakdown at the end of Enola/Alone. Same as No Surface All Feeling. Nothing I haven't heard before but can't knock it.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Pretty good

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

took a few tracks to find it's groove but the rest of the album was solid

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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

ok follow up to holy bible, much more accessible but not so powerful.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
4

Pretty good

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Thu May 20 2021
4

Great rock album! Great production again from MSP and cool melodies.

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Cracking album, 4.25

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Fri Feb 26 2021
4

Mucha fuerza. Melodías muy acertadas

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Wed Feb 03 2021
4

It was never best album of the band to me... but it's a solid strong record whatsoever

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

Excellent album. Some great singalong hits. Varied in pace too, some songs show more energy than others to keep it interesting.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

Muy agradables

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

I kind of forgot I was listening to this as I was listening to it but it has everything you could want in some good old guitar Brit rock. I definitely hear it’s influence over the second half of the 90s and early 2000s. Plus the tragic backstory is so compelling and mystifying

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Tue Feb 23 2021
4

A formative album in my youth - less potent now but still very enjoyable.

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Tue Jul 13 2021
4

Never heard of them but it was pretty good. 0RS

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Mon Jul 19 2021
4

Lekker album

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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

Great album

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Mon Mar 01 2021
4

All of the songs were really good. Each one had a different feel but still connected. Really liked the vocals.

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Tue Mar 02 2021
4

First album without Richie Edwards and it shows. The sound of a band deliberately making the leap from clubs to stadiums. Still sounds great.

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Wed Jun 23 2021
4

Some gems on here (Australia, Design for life), and a generally good album

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Fri May 21 2021
4

Pretty cool actually

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Wed May 12 2021
4

Good tunes, and a solid brit pop foundation. Over all it was an easy record to listen to, and it ended up bleeding over in to their other work. I wouldn't say that this stands out especially significantly against other tracks from the same band.

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Thu Jun 17 2021
4

Jaaa zeer goed, dat eerste nummer had me direct vast!

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Mon Jul 05 2021
4

3 very very big songs, good album

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Thu Aug 12 2021
4

I remember hearing about this band years ago but the album that was suggested was "The Holy Bible." I think I didn't listen to it because of the freaky album cover. I know that makes no sense coming from a guy that loves Aphex Twin. I regret that now. This band is amazing and unlike my last listen I enjoyed it enough to go on to the bonus tracks (although I don't include them in the rating of the album but they're good too). Great use of orchestrion on the album. Some of the guitar also reminded my of Alex Lifeson for some reason (Enola / Alone in particular). This is a definitely a band I'll be exploring more of!

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Thu Aug 12 2021
4

Tough one to rate. First off, if you've never or barely heard of them, they're better than you think. This album is quintessential MSP - a more adult alternative rock with lyrics a mix of observational perspective of everyday life (e.g., A Design for Life, Kevin Carter) or political (e.g., Elvis Impersonator, Everything Must Go). If you put together their best songs from the 90s you'd have a great album. This one is just good. I hate the term Britpop because I feel most of those bands were rock, like these guys. Softer vocals and more instrumental mixes then you get with American rock (and its angst or edge) but their guitar/bass/drum work is still good (check out Enola/Alone or Australia, or Sleepflower on the album Gold against the Soul). It couldn't stay grunge forever and they can rock. But they mix it up, not unlike some of the new American alternative at the time like Third Eye Blind. In the end, the album is a bit uneven.

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Tue Aug 17 2021
4

Wow, what a surprise. Awesome alternative record that somehow eluded me all these years. Great stuff.

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

Wenn Theatralik, dann gern diese hier. Dennoch muss ich leider feststellen, dass diese Platte, die an meinem in reichhaltigerer Fülle badenden jüngeren Ich etwas ungeschmeckt vorbeifloss meine verwitterte Gestalt nicht mehr ganz so anrührt. So bleiben mir die ewigen A Hits Design For Life, Eveything Must Go, The Girl Who Wanted To Be God und No Surface All Feeling auf ewig Hits, während der Rest dahinter leider verschwindet. 3,9 aber natürlich für immer!

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

There are a couple of really good ones.

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

good rock music with some orchestral tinge that I like, good lyrics too

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Fri Aug 27 2021
4

Fed lyd og flere gode bangers. Selvfølgelig rimelig 90er agtig med lidt for meget diskant, men absolut et godt album

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Fri Aug 27 2021
4

Another great album by this group. It didn't hit quite as hard as 'The Holy Bible', but the songs still had that same catchy, aggressive pop punk tone that I'm a fan of.

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Fri Aug 27 2021
4

Great album, with classic power pop vibes. Nice, hooky arrangements and strong, soaring vocals by James Dean Bradfield. Starts a little slow but gets progressively stronger starting with the 4th song ("Enola"). "No Surface All Feeling" is stunningly pretty. I will definitely listen to these guys again. Fave songs: No Surface All Feeling, Enola/Alone, Further Away, Interiors

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Mon Sep 06 2021
4

ok. very 90s. This is actually super fun and angry. 4stars.

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Mon Sep 06 2021
4

Such a great album. Better than the Holy Bible (which I don't remember too much of at this point). '90s Britpop with a bit of a rock lean is a perfect combination for my ears.

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Mon Sep 13 2021
4

Good album, solid Indy. Nothing amazing, more playful than expected

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Wed Sep 15 2021
4

Solid

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Mon Sep 27 2021
4

Fine stuff. Had not heard a great deal from this band so pleasantly surprised.

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Fri Oct 15 2021
4

Enjoyed this album more than when it came out. A really solid selection of rock/pop songs.

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Wed Oct 20 2021
4

Nice, bright, maybe moody rock

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Mon Nov 01 2021
4

"Everything Must Go" is everything a great alternative rock band is expected to be. Melodic, a bit heavy, with aggressive yet clear vocals. Lyrically, the Manic Street Preachers are preaching and in a way grieving. Sad, yet an example of how mysterious circumstances surrounding a coworker, a loved one, a brother, can make its way into an album by a harder embracing of their legacy, and the struggle to move from under that shadow. "Everything Must Go" is an ambitious album as a result and earns a spot in a normal rotation.

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Thu Nov 04 2021
4

Some classics

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Tue Nov 16 2021
4

I wasn't too familiar with this band so I had just assumed that they were Britpop like Blur or Oasis, so this album was a pleasant surprise and was an enjoyable listen during a long drive. Would listen again, but can’t give it 5 stars because the album was solid but not an outstanding masterpiece.

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

Close to giving 5 stars. 9/10

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Wed Dec 01 2021
4

Why did nobody tell me how much fun these guys are?

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Fri Dec 03 2021
4

It was interesting

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

Iznenađujuće dobar album, nisam očekivao uopće. Puno jača prva polovica od druge, however everything went.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
4

I really liked the Overdriven production of this one. Very fun and catchy throughout, and a good first taste for me to check out more Manic Street Preachers. Favorites: "Elvis Impersonator",

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Fri Dec 31 2021
4

Still sounds great

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

90s Brit excellence

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Fri Jan 28 2022
4

Iv only ever heard Manic’s hits before which I really like but have never done a deeper dive into a full album. This is a great 90’s British rock album. Makes me think I have under estimated how good this band is. From what I have read about the Manics I will be doing a deeper dive into their earlier albums.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
4

This album is very good. I feel like the only song that make it onto the radio or TV of Manic Street Preachers in the 90s was If You Tolerate This (very good song and terrifying music video). However I think I have heard most of these songs before. Australia and Design for Life are very good. I think last time I had checked in with Manic Street Preachers it much have been in the early 2000s as Richey was still an open missing person. I spent some time reading the Wikipedia on the band and found he was declared dead in 2008. Really tragic figure and it’s important he was discussing depression and mental health in the 90s when that wasn’t a subject discussed in pop culture. Likely would have been treated differently had they been around 20 years later.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

Nice listen, not particularly a fan but nice

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Mon Feb 14 2022
4

2 crackers

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

Hadn't heard of these guys before. Fun listen if not very unique for 1996. I'll definitely be checking out their other stuff

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

This one was totally new to me - the band and the album - but I enjoyed their sound.

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Sun Mar 13 2022
4

Wait this is not supposed to be good. Wtf. The Holy Bible 20 was horseshit, what is this. 4

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

A fine album some nice songs and enjoy listening to it

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Tue Mar 29 2022
4

Good nor too spectacular

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Fri Apr 01 2022
4

As something of a 90s Indie kid I have always been aware of the Manics without listening to their full albums. All the hits are here and it definitely transported me back to my teenage years

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Tue Apr 26 2022
4

I liked this one!

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Sat May 14 2022
4

Really fun alt-rock with some proto pop punk vocals. 8/10

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Fri Jun 10 2022
4

A good easy listening to, brit rock album. Even with the dark undertones, full of lament and asking for forgiveness for moving on from the disappearance of their rhythm guitarist Richey Edwards (who has since been presumed dead). Overall, it has the sentiment of a bittersweet album, wrapped up in an upbeat rock album. Best: Everything Must Go Worst: Kevin Carter

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Fri Jun 17 2022
4

Much more accessible than Holy Bible. Incredible what they achieved during such horrendous heartbreak and turmoil. Great music and stands up well more than 25 years later.

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Mon Jun 20 2022
4

It's a greatly enjoyable rock-album and probably the best the Manics have ever made, with the pain from all of them on missing Richey Edwards as a guiding thread through the album, even though the songs are quite hopeful. After a while the 'wall-of-sound' production makes the songs sound alike a bit, with only the real standout songs (especially the first three) jumping out. Still, an album I listened to with much pleasure.

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Sun Jul 10 2022
4

Simple melodies start off quite a few of the tracks, reminiscent of the early British invasion. Vocals are tinted with a smidge of grudge and angst you'd expect with rock bands in the 90s. What makes this album shine is the bands exploration of sounds between tracks. Notably, the eponymous track comes in with a lo-fi high energy rock song coupled with a string arraignment that would be fitting with a James Bond theme. They follow this up with a harrowing acoustic track (Small Black Flowers) that sucks any energy you might have taken from Everything Must Go by the time the sweeping notes of the harp enter.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
4

Oh wow extrêmement solide Prefs: Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier, A Design For Life, Everything Must Go, The Girl Who Wanted To Be God, Removables, Australia, Interiors (Song for Willem de Kooning), No Surface All Feeling Moins pref: Further Away

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Tue Jul 12 2022
4

i really vibed with this, something about it just spoke to me.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
4

Pretty decent album with some great tracks. Some really good riffs, but I always think their albums are not quite there.

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Sat Jul 16 2022
4

Blackpool Pier - 10/10 A Design for Life - 5/10 Kevin Carter - 9/10 Elona/Alone - 6/10 Everything Must Go - 7/10 Small Black Flowers That Grow In the Sky - 6/10 The Girl Who Wanted to be God - 9/10 Removables - 6/10 Australia - 8/10 Interiors - 6/10 Further Away - 9/10 No Surface All Feeling - 10/10

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Mon Jul 25 2022
4

I might have liked this a lot if I'd listened to it back in the day! Fun mix of heavy guitars and horns on some tracks. Lyrics are probably worth revisiting.

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Sat Jul 30 2022
4

Competent guitar rock. A little too monotone on the vocals with this being a bit nasal. Good songs but could do with more expressive presentation. No track really stood out from the rest.

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Tue Aug 09 2022
4

3,5

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Mon Aug 22 2022
4

Around the second half of the album, these dudes start sounding like what those corporate Christian rock hacks wish they sounded like. Which is like funny cause of their name and stuff. Somehow, this album is able to make me appreciate that signature bright, sappy but upbeat, oversaturated sound by weaving it through simple yet satisfying and compelling melodies. But much more than that is offered on this well-paced album, where each track feels distinct from the last.

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Tue Aug 23 2022
4

This band wasn't even on my radar but the album is solid. Not particularly remarkable but it's a solid, enjoyable album. Glad I got to hear it before I died.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
4

there were a few songs there I really liked but for the most part it wasn’t too special 7/10

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

Emo-tinged in a ‘90s way the songs here all combine to form an aesthetic for the band one they perfectly fit in to and incapsulate. This is one you feel and hear.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
4

really cool gritty record. never listened before!

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Mon Sep 05 2022
4

Don't really know them, but I mostly enjoyed this, probably a 3.5 but I'll round up in deference to Ben

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Mon Sep 05 2022
4

Some absolute bangers on this. Brought me right back to high school. 4.5 rounded down

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Mon Sep 12 2022
4

Big sound

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

Some great songs

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

I did really like this.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

A Design For Life is a powerhouse anthem and the rest of the album delivers as well. 4/5

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

It was what I expected from name alone

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

I will say I was pretty disappointed to see the manic street preachers on here so soon again. But this album is not like the other we listened to. This one starts off with a bang. Actually the first 2 songs are great. This is a very consistent record with some great rock riffs. I was shocked how much better this album is than The Holy Bible. NEED TO RELISTEN. 8/10

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

Nostalgía, mjög fínt. Mjög distinktíft.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
4

Really good album the singer has a good voice and every song is well produced

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Wed Oct 12 2022
4

Surprised by the hate. This is a great melodic, moody and varied album. I get it sounds a little generic - fair enough. It suffers slightly from the 'wall of sound' production that I think came back into fashion in the 90s. But there's not one bad song on the album. And the album got better as it went along: Enola/Alone, Removables, Further Away are all brilliant indie songs. And then the best song on the album is the last song 'No Surface All Feeling'.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

i said this last time we got a manics album on here but i'll repeat myself because why not, it's only me reading these. in theory i should absolutely love the manics and in particular what they stand for but for some reason i don't. This listening of this album however is softening me, i've enjoyed its peak britpop simplicity. it's unlike me to like the most commercially popular output form a band, but here we are.

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Mon Oct 17 2022
4

I go up and down on the Manics...lyrically interesting, some dodgy production choices hear and there, but at other points perfection. Seen them lice twice, once amazing, once shite so hard to judge. At their worst they sound like estate agent rock at their best their leading the revolution .

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Mon Oct 17 2022
4

I enjoyed this album, I think the songs are some good bops. It's not super unique or have a specific voice, but I'm a sucker for this kind of music. Favorite song: No surface all feeling Worst song: Interiors

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Thu Nov 03 2022
4

Never really understood the hype about the Manics, but this one, admitted, is quite good

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Tue Nov 15 2022
4

Rating: 7/10 Best songs: A design for life

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Mon Oct 24 2022
3.5

Chiant mais pas nul, comme souvent

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Tue Sep 08 2020
3

solid 90s vibes, like the "mr jones" band but with more of a miserable Oasis feel. Either way would listen again

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Fri Sep 11 2020
3

Design for life is still a banger but it's not holy bible

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Mon Jul 19 2021
3

Some interesting songs, but generally kind of borring. Its not bad though.

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Tue Oct 06 2020
3

Britpop

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Fri Jan 01 2021
3

Middle of the road. A lot of the songs strike the same tone, use the same chords, use the same chord patterns, and are at similar tempos with similarly mediocre singing. This made it difficult to differentiate song from song and led to a lot of the songs blending together. No one song felt distinct - while none of them were terrible, none were standouts. Most of the album was fairly bland. Unlike other alternative bands of the 90s (Green Day comes to mind) the personality behind the singing seems lacking. 2.5/5

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Tue Nov 10 2020
3

I'm feeling Horses Under Starlight, but the rest are unremarkable.

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Mon Mar 08 2021
3

Someone likes Freddie Mercury.

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Sat Feb 13 2021
3

Alright

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Wed Mar 31 2021
3

2.6

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Thu Jun 03 2021
3

Not as good as their previous one. Something of a 2.5

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Wed Mar 03 2021
3

Enjoyable album, great voice

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Mon May 31 2021
3

Seemed a little formless compared to the band's prior entry in this project. Good but vague.

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Thu Apr 01 2021
3

Best wel lekker rock albumpje

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Wed Mar 17 2021
3

really not bad for 1996

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Tue Feb 16 2021
3

enjoyable i liked it. upper 3

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Tue Feb 16 2021
3

this kinda britpop is really enjoyable and nostalgic. pretty strings baby :)

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

Not bad. Nothing jumped out as a four or five star song on first listen but it was a sound I would give a few more listens to see if something grew on me.

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Fri Jul 09 2021
3

Yeah. Ok. I’m surprised at everything Britpop but rare grunge albums.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

Major saves the day vibes

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Wed Feb 17 2021
3

I can hang with this record. The guitars are so freaking loud in the mix, ha. It’s almost overwhelming at times, but I bet this would have been fun as hell to see live at a festival in the UK in 1997. I both hate and like this guy’s voice? It’s definitely a thing. I’ll defer to Alex and file it away as one of those rock bands that was popular in the UK and not in the US for whatever reason (see: Travis, Biffy Clyro, etc.)

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Fri Apr 16 2021
3

Fine. It just sounds like standard 90's altrock pop from some brits with greasy hair.

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Wed Jun 02 2021
3

C’est bon mais rien qui sort de l’ordinaire.

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Wed Feb 17 2021
3

Bubblegum pop, even most of the good stuff (and this is well crafted) -- just not my thing.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
3

Tom said it best when he called this "Generic 90s rock". That sounds like a slam, but this was highly enjoyable. Sometimes you need generic 90s rock! I really liked a lot of the acoustic sets and remixes at the end. The album really helped me get through my workday today. But let's be real, this isn't getting anything higher than 3 stars.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
3

MANIC STREET PREACHERS - Everything Must Go Grupo Galés nacido a mediados de los 90 que le tocó convivir con monstruos ingleses como Oasis, Blur, Keane, …. Un estilo de música rock tirando a independiente y con una buena base en las guitarras, percusión y bastante Ritmo y un vocalistas a mi juicio bueno pero que quizá le falta algo de fuerza en algunas canciones. Entrando en el disco, se podría decir que el trabajo está por encima de la media de los trabajos que hacían los grupos de la época. El comienzo con “Elvis Impresionator” me ha parecido que evocaba a la nostalgia. “Kevin Carter” es una canción con mucha fuerza. La “Enola / Alone” me recuerda a las guitarra de la época, de Oasis. “Every thing Must Go” es la canción que brilla en este disco; es esa canción que dice aquí estoy, existo y tengo mucho que decir. Se podría decir que es la reivindicación del grupo. “Removables” es una clara canción influenciada por el Grunge. La última canción que querría destacar es “Australia”; Con un comienzo de percusión al más puro estilo The Who, la canción cambia para ser un Rock con unos muy buenos rifts de guitarra. Lo he tenido que escuchar varias veces. Si lo hubiera escuchado una sola vez quizá mi nota sería un 2 pero después de haberlo escuchado unas 4 veces, la última esta mañana le doy un 3,5 / 5. Aunque aquí no conozcamos mucho a este grupo creo que es fiel representante del Pop/Rock de la segunda parte de los años 90. Creo que el problema que han tenido todos estos grupos ingleses es que han vivido eclipsados por grupos como Blur y por su puesto Oasis.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

Didn't enjoy it as much as the others so far

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Tue Feb 16 2021
3

Meh

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Wed Feb 17 2021
3

When I was at school, the Manics were the most impossibly edgy indie band, probably because they were a little more angular than the Britpoppers and sometimes slagged off politicians. Listening now, it's pretty good, fine, okay music with some decent hooks and more than a dollop of pop - and even soft rock - elements in the mix. 'A Design For Life' remains the best cut, probably because it sounds like Jellyfish, albeit not quite as good.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

Not bad, pero no me ha dicho mucho.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

Un poco aburrido, pero no está mal

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Sat Feb 13 2021
3

Nice but did not impress me

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Fri Apr 16 2021
3

Ok I guess. Didn’t do much for me - seemed average Brit pop. I did like “Removables” and “Further Away”.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
3

Fine album, nothis super turned me off from it but nothing stood out as super good in any way

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Fri Mar 12 2021
3

I liked the sound, but not so much that I really had anything to note. Maybe deserves another listen someday. Log Welsh “Cool Cymru” movement for LL.

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Tue Jun 22 2021
3

Manic Street Preachers kuuluu bändeihin, joiden nimen tiedän ja musiikkityylinkin noin suunnilleen, mutta en osaa nimetä yhtään biisiä. Nyt tämän levyn jälkeen ehkä osaan sanoa tuon Everything Must Go. En oikein ymmärrä mikä tässä viehättää, aika tasapaksua britti(?)rokkia ysäriltä. Verve ja Coldplay hoitavat taiteellisen puolen paremmin, Oasis menevämpää ja helpommin omaksuttavampaa.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
3

Mooie stem, mooie sfeer. Wordt er wel altijd een beetje somber van.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
3

Best goede band en ze hebben een aantal hele toffe nummers. Maar het laatste kwart van dit album begon het kille en bozige geschreeuw me toch wat tegen te staan.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
3

Ik vind MSP tof. Niets kan wat mij betreft toppen aan de opvolger van deze plaat, maar desalniettemin geslaagd.

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Sun Jun 20 2021
3

Pretty consistently good album, would listen again

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Wed Apr 07 2021
3

slusljivo ali mi nista ne ostaje u paznji dugo

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Wed Feb 17 2021
3

Average. Nothing too special or memorable

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Mon Feb 22 2021
3

Libraries gave us power

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Wed Mar 31 2021
3

Favorites: A Design For Life Enola/ Alone Everything Must Go The Girl Who Wanted To Be God Removables

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Thu May 13 2021
3

It is an alright album. I do not believe I have heard any of these songs previously. Not sure I would willfully choose to listen to the album again, but I would listen to it again if it were playing.

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