Metascore
95

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jan 25, 2012
    100
    Starts loud, alienated and proudly rockist, and stays right there. [Jan 2012, p. 93]
  2. Jan 3, 2012
    100
    A snapshot of one of the most vital, intellectual, breathlessly thrilling bands Britain's ever produced. [Dec. 2011 p. 143]
  3. Jan 3, 2012
    90
    Through these two discs, the band's highs, tragedies, slumps, and comebacks are all evident.
  4. Jan 3, 2012
    90
    These singles show that Manic Street Preachers have stayed true to one at least one of their ideals – which is to write the best songs they possibly could.
  5. Jan 3, 2012
    90
    These singles show that Manic Street Preachers have stayed true to one at least one of their ideals – which is to write the best songs they possibly could.
  6. Jan 3, 2012
    80
    An indispensable guide to an iconic band.
  7. Jan 3, 2012
    80
    They're dangerously close to national-treasure status.
  8. Jan 3, 2012
    70
    It's a glorious mess of contradictions, and what could say 'Manic Street Preachers' more than that?
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 22, 2013
    9
    Make no mistake what's here is great stuff. Some of the greatest songs in the last 20 years are to be found here, including Motown Junk, Motorcycle Emptiness, You Love Us, Faster, A Design for Life and Masses Against the Classes. Overall it's a great introduction to the band showing far more diversity than the band's previous singles collection 'Forever Delayed'. However the problem comes in what is not here but what is missing. The singles from 'The Holy Bible' (excluding Faster) are the weaker tracks from the album and the lack of anything from Journal for Plague Loves is really criminal with it being one of the band's best albums. It's still a brilliant album and an ideal gift for anyone who has shown a passing interest in the band. Hopefully it will lead to more people checking out the rest of the band Full Review »
  2. Jan 29, 2012
    10
    Extraordinaria colección de maravillas. Pocos grupos podrán presumir de llevar 20 años haciendo grandes discos, y de tener una colección de singles como esta. Canciones como "From despair to where", "Faster" o "A design for life" son inmortales. Solo disfruten! Full Review »