Send Away The Tigers - Manic Street Preachers
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  • Summary: Dave Eringa produced the politically-charged eighth studio album for the Welsh rockers.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
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  1. This is something we've been waiting a long time for - a truly great Manics album.
  2. Send Away the Tigers never seem heavy-handed, which is something that even their best albums often are. So, this isn't merely a return to form, then--it's also a welcome progression from a band that only a couple of albums back seemed stuck in a rut with no way out.
  3. If it doesn't quite scale the dizzy heights of 'The Holy Bible' or 'Everything Must Go', it certainly comes close and is, in many ways, the quintessential Manics album - the cathartic regeneration that the band really needed in order to become relevant again.
  4. 70
    Tigers... sees the brain of the Manics reunited with their strongest qualities: their heart, humanity and soul. [Jun 2007, p.102]
  5. Send Away The Tigers could have used a little more of the direction and thought exercised in albums past. [Summer 2007, p.82]
  6. 60
    Existing fans are well served. [Jun 2007, p.112]
  7. They have made this album many times before and one assumes they will make it many times again.

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  1. May 20, 2011
    10
    This is the manics second best album after Journal For Plague Lovers. Every song is a real belter. The manics are known for being a rock band and a pop band but this is the PERFECT combination of rock and pop. Absolutely brilliant! Expand

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