Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers

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Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers

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Brit Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Epic, Columbia - Distributor: Sony Music/Arvato Services - Released: 01/02/1997, 02/1997 - 5099747742125

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Excellent

ProExtremely thought provoking, fantastic lyrics and ...

ConsVery shocking themes - not suitable for children o...

***Warning - this album does contain extreme swearing and disturbing topics and is not suitable for children*** The Background The Manic Street Preachers, from humble beginnings in Blackwood in Wales, have been making music for 25 years and counting (formed in 1986 under the original name of...

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ProPerfect lyrics and music

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Repeat (songs I can never get enough of): Yes, IfWhiteAmericaToldTheTruthForOneDayIt'sWorldW ouldFallApart, Of Walking Abortion, Archives Of Pain, Revol, 4st 7lb, Faster, This Is Yesterday, Die In the Summertime Skip (songs I have trouble listening to even once): none Repeat (songs I can never...

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ProLyricism

ConsThe last stand of a band who blew it

I’ve decided that I hate myself, which is why I’m going to review an album by the Manic Street Preachers. The Holy Bible, coming from their pre-rubbish era, is the final one recorded with Richey James, the bassist/guitarist who was apparently 4 REAL and wrote the majority of the songs on the...

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Excellent

ProA Daring, Snarling Beast Of A Record

ConsBleak And Angry - Not Easy Listening

Album: The Holy Bible Artist: Manic Street Preachers Label: Sony Released: 1994 Aside from the irony of the Manic St Preachers being on the huge corporate beast of a label that was Sony, 1994 saw them release their finest work to date. "The Holy Bible" is an angry and uncompromisingly bleak...

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Excellent

“The Manics last great album.”

published 22/03/2004

ProDeep lyrics, great lyrics good vocals

Consa bit too deep, not easy listening,

MANIC STREET PREACHERS - THE HOLY BIBLE --------------------------------------- So my previous review was about the Manic Street Preacher's second album, gold against the soul, so I thought what better a time to tackle their next album, 1994's The Holy Bible. Most people will be familiar with the...

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Excellent

Promusic, meaningful lyrics, honest, socially aware

Consthe intense humming of evil

The Holy Bible is unarguably the Manics’ darkest album. With 70% of the lyrics written by Richey in a downward spiral of depression and self mutilation the album is depressing yet uplifting, as best represented by track nine ‘Faster’. The album has many topics of discussion...

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Excellent

ProGreat lyrics, work of art

ConsToo dark for some

In a word this album is outstanding. For a few more words read on. This album well reflects the Manic darkest hour. By saying that it is also one of their best ever pieces of works, more an image of the dark lyrics and tone to the songs. It is a breathtaking piece of music with some of the best...

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Excellent

“Preach This Bible”

published 26/07/2001

ProBest album ever

Consits not a party record!!

In August 1994 an album was released. Not just any album mind you, as this was the release of the Manic Street Preachers 3rd album The Holy Bible. The Album The Holy Bible is probably one of the gloomiest and darkest records to be produced with its bleak nihilistic songs of pure vitriol. Richey...

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Excellent

ProThe best album of all time

ConsBut only in my opinion

The Holy Bible is possibly the darkest LP you’ll ever hear if you ever listen to it (unless you’re a goth or something and then it’s the happiest CD you’ll ever hear). It was released in 1994, the same year that Take That were at their peak and Blur released the catalyst...

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Excellent

“Comfort In Melancholia”

published 31/03/2001

ProIts certainly one of the best albums of the 90's, ...

ConsIts highly difficult to listen to

This album......it's utterly astonishing. A masterpiece. The best rock album to come out of the 90's by far. Utterly captivating. Tears you apart. It's really quite hard to express just how good this album is (wow, I sound so dramatic-bear with me!). Words really can't sum it up, though words are...

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Excellent

“Staring blankly at my navel”

published 27/02/2004

ProBeautiful, moving album

ConsIncredibly dark

I’m sure all of you know about the Manic Street Preachers, but I’m going to start the review with a very brief early history of the band (if you want to know more, there are several very good biographies out there). The band are all boyhood friends from a small mining town in south Wales. They...

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Excellent

ProThought-provoking, intelligent lyrics, powerful mu...

ConsCan make for uncomfortable listening

Richie James Edwards, Manic Street Preachers lyricist and guitarist, was last seen leaving the London Embassy Hotel at 7:00am on Weds 1st February 1995. What happened after that is shrouded in mystery and rumour but what is certain is that his genius as a writer will live on in the form of The...

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Excellent

“It's so easy”

published 28/07/2000

Pro13 great songs

ConsDepressing

The holy bible is one of the most definitive albums of the nineties, made by a band at the peak of their form. It is one of those albums that has no weaknesses. Be warned though, this album is dark and Often disturbing, there are no happy moments. The lyrics were written Mainly my Richy James...

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Excellent

“Stunning and intense”

published 30/11/2000

ProIt's unbelievably, achingly, open-mouthedly good.

ConsEr ... don't play it in front of your gran?

They said this was really Richey's album and there certainly is a very disturbed mind at work here. However, the album's strength is in its scope - yes, it's pretty much all doom and gloom but there are different levels of 'gloomness': from the political (PCP) to the personal (Die In The...

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Excellent

“give me manic depression”

published 24/07/2000

Pro13 fantastic tracks

Consnone apeart from its very dark

this album is nothing short of brilliant. The cover art is brilliant, the lyrics are brilliant, the music is brilliant, the production is brilliant, the vocals are brilliant. Its not stadium rock like the first two, its sort of very moody punk. every song starts off with some speaking. the bass...

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Brit Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Epic, Columbia - Distributor: Sony Music/Arvato Services - Released: 01/02/1997, 02/1997 - 5099747742125

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