Know Your Enemy (2001) is probably the Manics’ least popular album and it received a wide range of critical feedback both from the press and fans. Lyrically, it’s a little weaker but the content is still great to me. I personally love this album because there’s a lot to learn from it and my mom […]Read More Nature failed me, but then it made me
Usually when I listen to this album, it’s especially hard to do so when I’m feeling a little down or I’ll just fall apart completely. I love everything about this album – its melancholy feeling, its lonely sound and its piercing words. This is My Truth Tell Me Yours is deeply emotional and nostalgic for […]Read More If I can shoot rabbits, then I can shoot fascists
Everything Must Go is a very bittersweet album, but also a revolution. No one knew what would happen to the band after Richey disappeared, but the band came back in the strongest way possible. This album used some of the words Richey left behind, but it focuses on a new sound and a new message. It’s […]Read More Libraries gave us power
The Holy Bible is the most memorable of all Manics albums and often described as one of the darkest in rock history. Every fan has some kind of affinity with this album. When you hear it, you automatically think back to that time in your life. The time when The Holy Bible was your life […]Read More I know I believe in nothing but it is my nothing
Okay, so after the whole sell 16 million copies with the first album, change the world and break up the band thing didn’t work, the Manics released Gold Against the Soul in 1993. This is probably one of their weakest album both in popular and personal opinion, but it’s one that feels especially nostalgic to […]Read More Rock and roll has a conscience
We’ve made it to my favorite album in the world, Generation Terrorists. This album CHANGED my life. I’m not saying that in a cliche way where I cut off all my hair and re-invented myself, but it made me who I am today as ridiculous as that may sound. I love this album because it […]Read More A mess of eyeliner and spray paint
June 22, 1990 – New Art Riot EP is released. This is the Manics’ first debut and it’s painfully naive, angry and fast paced. But, since boredom is the enemy, I’m not going to gush over all the bullshit about frustration and feelings. So, let’s conquer the world already. *I won’t do this for every album […]Read More New Art Riot
*Fair warning, you may leave this blog totally mindfucked with a desire to burn down the first bank you see. Straight from the little ex-mining town of Blackwood, South Wales, Manic Street Preachers are the the band that changed my life. I grew up with them (not on them) thanks to my mom’s obsession with the […]Read More Ready for Revolution?