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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. May 20, 2011
    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! Collapse
  2. TimothyM
    May 28, 2007
    Best album since "EMG"...."Your Love Alone..." and "Underdogs" are great Manics songs.
  3. DaveS.
    Jun 19, 2007
    This includes some of their best songs. 'Autumnsong' is phenomenal. 'Indian Summer', 'The Second Great Depression' and 'I'm Just A Patsy' are brilliant too. Expand
  4. danx
    May 16, 2007
    Pretty much the best thing they've done since Everything Must Go. Concise, powerful, catchy, rocking.
  5. AdilS
    May 19, 2007
    I'm very pleased with SATT as a long time manics fan. It's more catchy than Lifeblood, which is not a bad thing. I think it's what the band needed. At 10 songs and close to 40 min, it's quite coherent and consistently good throughout. I really enjoyed the guitar tones and production on this album. Expand
  6. TomB
    May 28, 2007
    Still not the album the diehard fans crave, but certainly far better and complete than previous effort 'Lifeblood'. Whilst 'Rendition' hints at the bands cult 'Holy Bible' era, 'Autumn Song' gives a nod to the much loved 'Everything Must Go' period. By no means the Manics best work to date, but by no means their worst. Expand
  7. GaryD
    May 30, 2007
    Over-produced, bland and forgettable. No dangers of the Manics being a great band again. If you own 'Everything Must Go', 'The Holy Bible' and 'Generation Terrorists' then you certainly don't need this. All the songs plod by with perfect MOR radio rockstylings, making no lasting impression. While it certainly isn't terrible, it's not a work that'll grab you like their best works do. This is better than the three albums that precede it, but that's no great victory. Expand

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