Rewind the Film - Manic Street Preachers
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12

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  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, 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.
  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 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
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jan 27, 2014
    80
    It's this ease of expression, both lyrically and musically, that makes Rewind The Film such a captivating listen. [Oct 2013, p.101]
  2. Oct 30, 2013
    40
    It feels self-centred and bored, and is reflected by much of the album’s music.
  3. 60
    For all its flaws, Rewind The Film shows they're not ready for the glue factory just yet. [Oct 2013, p.86]