MANIC STREET PREACHERS – Welsh Legends’ Fifth Album ‘THIS IS MY TRUTH TELL ME YOURS’ Turns 20…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

12 September 2018

Band: MANIC STREET PREACHERS

Album: THIS IS MY TRUTH TELL ME YOURS – their fifth studio LP

Released: 14 September 1998 – 20 years ago

ALL MUSIC review: ” ‘If Everything Must Go’ found ‘Manic Street Preachers’ coping with Richey James’ sudden, unexplained disappearance, its follow-up, ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’, finds them putting the tragedy behind them and flourishing as a trio. Wisely, the group builds on the grand sound of ‘Everything Must Go’, creating a strangely effective fusion of string-drenched, sweeping arena rock and impassioned, brutally honest punk. Since the band never writes about anything less than major issues, whether it be political or personal, it’s appropriate that their music sounds as majestic and overpowering as their pretensions… it emphasizes the Manics’ uniqueness as one of the few bands of the ’90s that can deliver albums as bracing intellectually as they are sonically.” Score: 4/5 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: With every LP The Manics turned more and more into intensely gripping-and-melancholic-sing-along-anthem-smiths. Glowing symphonies, human stories, and epic sounds touching countless souls. I clearly remember the concert they played in Brussels on 22 October 1998 in a small club (try-out for UK tour) and hearing those top tracks (see below) off the album live for the very first time. Eternal souvenir!…

THREE TOP TRACKS: If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next /
You Stole The Sun From My Heart / Tsunami

* IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT – imperishable standout…

* YOU STOLE THE SUN FROM MY HEART – one of their live classics for many years…

* TSUNAMI – overwhelming ardour…

THE TRUTH in full…

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Manics: Website – Facebook – Discography


This is one of my favorite bands of all time, tell me yours

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