Friday, October 4 2013
The Manic Street Preachers have never sounded less like themselves than on Rewind the Film.
Wednesday, November 14 2012
Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral is one of the most grueling albums of the '90s and represents a creative high and personal low that Trent Reznor has never matched. In Manic Street Preachers' The Holy Bible, however, the album has a dark twin which matches its irresistible horror blow for blow.
Thursday, September 2 2010
The Welsh agitprop rockers release behind-the-scenes footage about their video for the first single promoting their softer tenth record.
Tuesday, August 3 2010
A turn towards the radio-friendly on the new Manic Street Preachers record may not be for everyone, but it's hardly new, either, and is a direction which has yielded great music before.
Wednesday, April 7 2010
After 20 years of solid and dependable releases, Birmingham's Ocean Colour Scene have survived the Britpop era with flair, and pack their latest disc with good-time party jams that are guaranteed to keep you moving.
Sunday, May 17 2009
The Welsh three-piece go back to their former band-mate’s lyric book and set it to music –- and reinvigorate themselves in the process.
Tuesday, March 17 2009
Sunday, July 22 2007
With Send Away the Tigers, the Welsh rockers regain their '90s glory.
Thursday, May 19 2005
It remains a galling, cankerous reminder of the painful and profound issues that the majority of pop music has always been designed to mask. If the album seems strained in places, overwrought in others and unimaginably grim throughout, it is still -- despite these flaws -- a vital and demanding work.
Thursday, November 11 2004
While far from a smashing return to form on par with Everything Must Go (their career high-water mark), Lifeblood should reassure the public that the Manics are not yet artistically bankrupt.