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I dont get it...

I dont get it... the instrumental is terrible i forget that they are playing, the vocals are...there, I get that it's about the lyrics but why is it popular? Do I have to be a brit to love this absolute garbage?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was released in 1994

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    >I AM AN ARCHITECT
    >has fat woman on the cover
    What did they mean by this?

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A lot of 90s British rock music is lyric-heavy and yet it's simultaneously delivered with deceptive upbeat music, with strong accents, offbeat cadence and tone, or unconventional styles. Which forces you to dig deep to notice it, if you don't dig deep it comes across as upbeat or even ugly, but if you dig deep it reveals a lot. Blur, Pulp, Suede, Mansun, Placebo, etc are all like this as well as the Manics.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >dumb american zoomer expected le intense slint or swans
    kek

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sir I love roxy music during the eno Era, don't come at me with swans and slint

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You don't have get everything anon. Its a pretty old album at thos point as well. You had to be there at the time sort of thing. Listen to the Everything Must Go or Generation Terrorists. Maybee it will click then. Otherwise just leave it alone.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fuck off retard. This album is amazing.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, you're amazing hun 🙂

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, Fuck you cunt. That was not my point. It's a brilliant album. But if you don't "get it" there's no need to force the issue. Simple as. Get a grip you overly sensitive sod.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Did u ever go to binley mega chippy? You sound like the kinda memer that would 🙂

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Has any 90s British rock band had such a weird trajectory as Manics?

    >Start as hard/glam rock
    >then make one of the best alt rock/punk albums of the decade
    >then make two successful britpop albums
    >next a bloated alternative/art rock album
    >one synthpop and one pop rock album
    >album containing former member's lyrics
    >another pop rock album
    >folk rock
    >the rest is dull pop rock

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Futurology was a krautrock-inspired synthpop album, by far the best thing they did in the 2010s.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Holy Bible is an anomaly, due to the critical state of Richey's mental illness. Take that away, and you just have a youthful stadium rock band aging into a mature stadium rock band.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bandwagoners and trendhoppers with no self-identity, simple as.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        more like the opposite. when the manics started getting attention as loudmouth sloganeering GNR larpers, limp-dick apolitical shoegazing was the big thing. holy bible came out around the time parklife and definitely maybe were huge. they've only really tapped into mainstream trends twice, with EMG emulating mid-90s lush britrock à la WTSMG and TIMTTMY riding on the radiohead/travis-wave that came after. and even then both those records had lyrics that certainly weren't compatible with the usual pop fare

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Am merican, don't understand a single word

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the instrumental is terrible
    Opinion discarded. Manics have stellar tone and some very good instrumental lines in this project.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      bradfield is a genius for making super catchy songs around richey's leftymeme.jpg lyrics

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yep, instrumentals make the lyrics tolerable.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'd say James' vocals help a lot too.
          Dude has a voice that can convince you, just for a song's runtime, that the shit he's yelling about is important.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'd say James' vocals help a lot too.
          Dude has a voice that can convince you, just for a song's runtime, that the shit he's yelling about is important.

          i didn't mean that the lyrics were bad or anything, just wordy and kinda all over the place. my bro richey might've strummed a few chords on stage but his real instrument was schizoposting

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the instrumental is terrible
      this is the album that has archives of pain on it, right?
      bait opinion

      It's some of the worse guitar playing, it sounds like royalty free riffs, literal white noise

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Something's wrong with your ears.
        I just went through the album and listened to the main riffs of each track. All of them are remarkably well articulated and easy to follow. Even tracks with heavy effects like "Of Walking Abortion" have audible strumming patterns that never devolve into "noise".

        Music must really not be your thing. That or your speakers/headphones are garbage.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >music is not really your thing
          >on LULZ
          No shit

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It's some of the worse guitar playing, it sounds like royalty free riffs, literal white noise
        They're at the very least competent and ambitious enough to not stick to 4/4, so I really don't understand this criticism, for this album out of so many from the '90s. Are you listening to the US mix or the original?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I listened to there live set were James was wearing that silly mask

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the instrumental is terrible
    this is the album that has archives of pain on it, right?
    bait opinion

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not going to say it's some kind of all-time greatest album ever but it does have some of the best-sounding guitar tones of any alternative rock album ever, if you don't hear it on Yes or Faster you simply don't have any taste

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Watch this:
      Yes isn't that great of a band
      The Canterbury scene was the best prog

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're retarded on a handful of levels

        I had never listened to anything by Manic Street Preachers before checking out this thread, I had prior knowledge of the album in OP but never listened to it because I did honestly expect le intense slint/swans from it and was into different stuff at the time. Anyways, I'm listening to it now and I don't really understand how OP could say that both the instrumentals and vocals are bad. I haven't read the lyrics but the musical content is plenty listenable. The vocalist actually reminds me of Steve Wilson for some reason. I can see myself getting into this album at the very least.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Steve wilson
          >good
          Lol

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I was talking about the Holy Bible's opening track Yes you mouthbreathing fool

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There is a song called yes on this here album?

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >june brides cover
    based

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think it's the sort of album you can only fully enjoy on a deep level if you relate to the lyrics, and if you ever can relate to the lyrics, you'll wish you couldn't

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    listen to yes over and over again until that clicks. then try the rest. and then try driving fast while listening to archives of pain and tell me its still not clicking

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