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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…