The Holy Bible (studio album) by Manic Street Preachers
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.8/100, a mean average of 76.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.2.
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A concept album that relies on lyrics, so not bad but totally meaningless to me in my own little universe.
Very dark album but just magnificent, it really rocks with riff after riff, not as assessable as later offerings but far more rewarding if you work at it, should be ranked much higher imo.
This is probably one of the most emotionally draining albums to listen to, not because it's terrible, far from it, simply because it's nearly 60 minutes of misanthropic venom. The lyrics are the psyche of a man tired of himself and humanity, and the music is equally uncompromising. The manics finest achievement, but at the expense of Richie James Edwards life.
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Archives of Pain
4st 7 lbs
Undoubtedly a big inspiration for '00s emo rock, and certainly a lot smarter and less self-involved than the Smashing Pumpkins, but not as musically rewarding though. But as I'm generally not so impressed with '00s emo rock, this too lacks for me in the same positions. Lyrically they are against seemingly everything and everyone (as evidenced from Revol), but they don't hold any stance themselves, at best "humans are the problem". Very helpful. Musically they don't differ much from punk rock, as they are too much invested in the lyrics.
Very good album.
Favorites tracks: Yes, Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayit'sworldwouldfallapart, Archives of Pain, 4st 7lb, This Is Yesterday
I'm trying to like this and see the power and emotion it draws in others, but to be honest I'm not getting there. Maybe the vocals grate on me a bit? Not sure but not there yet with this one - try again later
Giving it another listen and certainly becoming more enjoyable. She is Suffering, This Is Yesterday and Die In The Summertime all good - perhaps amongst the less frantic stuff
So damn easy to cave in, man kills everything.
Álbum de uma força impressionante! Incrível!!
Too bleak for me, not easy to listen to. Much has been made of the clever, emotive lyrics, but as I can't make out most of the words being sung they seem somewhat inconsequential. Not an album I'll return to very often.
Such a rich and rewarding album. My favourite album of all time, but certainly not the most listened to due to the harrowing vibe. I envy anybody to hear the stature of this album and engage in their first listen... you'll still discover amazing things on your 50th hearing.
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