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Sep 16, 2013A 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.
Oct 28, 2013This 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.… Expand