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Album of the day (#3043): The Holy Bible


 
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#1 | Posted: 04/14/2019 20:00 | Post subject: Album of the day (#3043): The Holy Bible Reply with quote
Today's album of the day

The Holy Bible by Manic Street Preachers (View album | Buy this album)

Year: 1994.
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Overall rank: 327
Average rating: 77/100 (from 482 votes).


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Tracks:
1. Yes
2. IfwhiteAmericatoldthetruthforonedayit'sworldwouldfallapart
3. Of Walking Abortion
4. She Is Suffering
5. Archives Of Pain
6. Revol
7. 4st 7lb
8. Mausoleum
9. Faster
10. This Is Yesterday
11. Die In The Summertime
12. The Intense Humming Of Evil
13. PCP

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#2 | Posted: 04/14/2019 20:15 | Post subject: Reply with quote
I used to have Streetlight Manifesto and Manic Street Preachers confused, so I avoided listening to this album for a long time.

I gave it a listen several months ago, and I was pleasantly surprised. Great songwriting and some thought provoking themes.
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#3 | Posted: 04/14/2019 20:38 | Post subject: Reply with quote
One of the few albums I used to listen to everyday as a teenager but still really love.
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#4 | Posted: 04/15/2019 07:52 | Post subject: Reply with quote
As I've growing older, I have moved away from this album, but its still an essential listen. For me, the whole thing is a concept album that should be called the natural history of human evil. Every song seems to capture a portion of human malignancy, modern capitalism, serial killers, the holocaust, down to the internalization of personal self destruction in the likes of anorexia, its not a fun listen. It reminds me of the downward spiral, but this one has greater weight because it has the words to back it up.


The horrifying thing is that in retrospect this album feels like a suicide note for Edwards. Definitely top 5 depressing albums of all time.
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#5 | Posted: 04/15/2019 23:41 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Bleak but beautiful.
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#6 | Posted: 04/16/2019 00:23 | Post subject: Reply with quote
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#7 | Posted: 3 days ago | Post subject: Reply with quote
YOUR IDOLS SPEAK SO MUCH OF THE ABYSS YET YOUR MORALS ONLY RUN AS DEEP AS THE SURFACE
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#8 | Posted: 13 hours ago | Post subject: Reply with quote
I grew up on the Manics but I don't quite share everyone else's enthusiasm for this album these days. I do think its one of their better ones but listening again I'm a little disappointed. I basically feel that the Manics were a very competent classic rock band that added extra spice with some the edgy lyrics-which are interesting but don't always totally work for me.

Even on this supposedly uncompromising album they still sound fairly tame musically compared to some other things at the time. Though yeah they had some very good riffs and neat choruses-I still think they basically got blown out of the water in the mid 90s by the likes of Radiohead and Smashing Pumpkins.
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#9 | Posted: 11 hours ago | Post subject: Reply with quote
For me the Holy Bible has held its own much more so than the Bends or Mellon Collie, although I'd agree the Manics were effectively eclipsed by Radiohead at the time (if not the Pumpkins, who had pretty much ceased to put out anything decent apart from the underrated Adore).
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