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One of the best things about this new Manic Street Preachers documentary from director Elizabeth Marcus and producer Kurt Engfehr is that it dispenses with the usual cast of journalists…

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“I can’t fight this war any more”, sighed James Dean Bradfield on the gentle ‘This Sullen Welsh Heart’ from Manic Street Preachers’ even gentler last album ‘Rewind The Film’. “Time…

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That James Dean Bradfield used to holiday as a kid in the Welsh village of Portmeirion adds to the sentimentality of Manic Street Preachers closing Festival No 6. With it…

“We reserve the right to contradict ourselves.” You can interpret this Manic Street Preachers quote in two ways. First, as a promise that they will constantly strive to surprise people.…

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What would the proverbial alien/person who has been living under a rock make of this spectacle, you wonder? Stage left there’s this lanky guy in a skirt/hooded top combo, with…

A 20ft-high face gazes out on to the crowd. Beneath Jenny Saville’s artwork, three Manic Street Preachers stab through ‘Peeled Apples’, the opening to their ninth album ‘Journal For Plague…

If we have to define Manic Street Preachers’ ninth album ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’, then let’s begin with what it isn’t. This is not ‘The Holy Bible Mark II’. This…

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Godlike Genius Awards, of course, get handed out every year at the Shockwaves NME Awards. It’s just how we roll. So what marks one Godlike Genius out from another? For…

If Manic Street Preachers were half as revolutionary as they reckon they are, you’d have thought that by now they’d have stopped rehashing the same old pompous songs with wholly…

These days, the Manics are like a box of chocolates. Every time they put out a new single, you’re never quite sure which MSP you’re gonna get: the one that…

NME has learned to anticipate new Manic Street Preachers albums with the same dread and suspicion with which one might look forward to a colonoscopy. Reviewing the band’s last album…

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Like the locusts, Wogan and ‘Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps’, the Manic Street Preachers just keep coming back. After recent misadventures with Fidel Castro and rubber…