Rewind the Film

  • Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2013
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Oct 23, 2013
    60
    For all its flaws, Rewind The Film shows they're not ready for the glue factory just yet. [Oct 2013, p.86]
  2. Sep 20, 2013
    60
    Overall, Rewind The Film won't be afforded the same reverence as Manic Street Preachers more definitive outings. Nevertheless, in the context of the present, it's the sound of a band growing old gracefully in reminiscent mood yet firmly at ease with their lot.
  3. Oct 30, 2013
    40
    It feels self-centred and bored, and is reflected by much of the album’s music.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 16, 2013
    10
    A sound one thought would never come from the greats that made the bleak masterpiece 'The Holy Bible'. Gentle, packed with emotion, andA sound one thought would never come from the greats that made the bleak masterpiece 'The Holy Bible'. Gentle, packed with emotion, and overflowing in nostalgic themes, this is a true classic. I miss the Tokyo skyline, builder of routines, and this sullen welsh heart featuring the beautifully delicate vocals of Lucy rose are among the stand outs. Long live the manics. Full Review »
  2. Oct 28, 2013
    8
    This is a successful change in direction from the Manic Street Preachers from their three previous heavier rock albums into a moreThis is a successful change in direction from the Manic Street Preachers from their three previous heavier rock albums into a more folk-oriented acoustic aesthetic. They make good use of guest singers that add to the sombre, melancholic atmosphere particularly a Pulp members' turn on the title track whose deep, worn voice conveys a feeling of nostalgia and yearning, and on "4 Lonely Roads", possibly the softest thing the Manics have yet written. Full Review »