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Monday, January 25 2010

Part 2: From Handsome Furs to Oneida

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

It's Not a Question of Compromise; It's Just a Question of Clarity

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

It's Never Taken a War to Make Manic Street Preachers Aware

Part one of a conversation with one of rock's most interesting figures, Nicky Wire.


Columns

Sunday, September 19 2010

Wales: So "Cool Cymru" Part II

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.


Reviews

Thursday, August 14 2014

Manic Street Preachers: Futurology

After taking a brief pause to survey the past, the Manic Street Preachers lunge back into the future.


Thursday, October 3 2013

Manic Street Preachers: Rewind the Film

The Manic Street Preachers have never sounded less like themselves than on Rewind the Film.


Sunday, September 19 2010

Manic Street Preachers: Postcards from a Young Man

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

Manic Street Preachers: Journal for Plague Lovers

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

Manic Street Preachers: Send Away the Tigers

With Send Away the Tigers, the Welsh rockers regain their '90s glory.


Blogs

Monday, April 28 2014

Manic Street Preachers - "Walk Me to the Bridge" from 'Futurology' (video)

Manic Street Preachers return with their latest album, Futurology, this July 7th.


Wednesday, November 14 2012

Five Dark Parallels Between NIN's 'The Downward Spiral' and the Manics' 'The Holy Bible'

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

Manic Street Preachers - “(It's Not War) Just the End of Love” (Behind the Scenes Video)

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

Manic Street Preachers and "Mass Communication"

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

Manic Street Preachers - Know Your Enemy video collection (video)

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


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