Sunday, October 5 2014
PopMatters' picks for the best albums of the 2000s begins with a series of albums that spans epic metal, ornate indie folk, and a terrifying work of electronic music.
Monday, January 25 2010
Slipped Discs continues with hip-hop royalty, a genre-busting classical quartet, the future of soul music, an Americana demigod and many more. All records that missed our top 60 list last year.
Tuesday, July 5 2005
The Nicky Wire Interview, Part Two, in which he discusses the Manic Street Preachers' career as well as other artists who have influenced them.
Thursday, May 19 2005
Part one of a conversation with one of rock's most interesting figures, Nicky Wire.
Sunday, September 19 2010
Not so beholden to British traditions, Welsh bands are as likely to be influenced by US music as UK music. Indeed, Cardiff is sometimes called the “New Seattle” due to its prevalence of (post-)grunge bands.
Thursday, August 14 2014
After taking a brief pause to survey the past, the Manic Street Preachers lunge back into the future.
Thursday, October 3 2013
The Manic Street Preachers have never sounded less like themselves than on Rewind the Film.
Sunday, September 19 2010
Welsh heavyweights' tenth album is a mixed bag filled with John Cale, gospel choirs, Duff McKagan, mammoth choruses, Ian McCulloch, and the obligatory literary references. At least a few of these elements actually work.
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.
Sunday, July 22 2007
With Send Away the Tigers, the Welsh rockers regain their '90s glory.
Monday, April 28 2014
Manic Street Preachers return with their latest album, Futurology, this July 7th.
Tuesday, November 13 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.
Tuesday, March 17 2009
Eight years ago this week, Welsh agit-rock band Manic Street Preachers released their sixth album, Know Your Enemy. The album's style was highly idiosyncratic and