Reblog: Manic Street Preachers – The Ultra Vivid Lament review — The Voice Of Unreason

“How could four become so strong/Yet break and leave too soon” closes ‘Still Snowing in Sapporo’, the opening track on the Manic Street Preachers 14th album, one on which the intensity of feeling the trio have for their lost band mate Richey Edwards still glows as fiercely as ever. For all his misanthropy and anarchic […]

Manic Street Preachers – The Ultra Vivid Lament review — The Voice Of Unreason

Reblog: The Ultra Vivid Lament — Hi-Fi Adventures

Album: The Ultra Vivid Lament Artist: Manic Street Preachers Released: September 10th, 2021 Highlights: Still Snowing in Sapporo, The Secret He Had Missed, Into the Waves of Love, Afterending Despite having both the respect of most rock aficionados, especially those from the United Kingdom, and a long solid discography that now gains its fourteenth entry, […]

The Ultra Vivid Lament — Hi-Fi Adventures

Ultra Vivid One

In a follow up to a post last July, bureau favourite, Manic Street Preachers have reached number one in the UK album charts.

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A number one is a number one, so congratulations to them, but this bureau wonders if the charts seemed to leaning a little too far on a formula that is going to favour legacy acts. This might be the case with albums at least although it can certainly happen with individual tracks as well.

It’s always a judgement call of course, but it is a surprise that dad rock stalwarts are hitting the top of the charts.

Reblog: The MANIC STREET PREACHERS – ” The Ultra Vivid Lament “ — The Fat Angel Sings

The Manic Street Preachers will release a new album called The Ultra Vivid Lament, in the autumn. Their 14th studio long-player is described as “a record that gazes in isolation across a cluttered room, fogged by often painful memories, to focus on an open window framing a gleaming vista of land melting into sea and endless […]

The MANIC STREET PREACHERS – ” The Ultra Vivid Lament “ — The Fat Angel Sings

Reblog: Orwellian – Manic Street Preachers — Steve For The Deaf

An Aerodynamically smoothed version of the MSP sound. To want the fire and the fury is to miss the point. The words alone should have you hanging out the windows like you’re watching the live to air breakdown scene in Network “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore” When they’re righteous they’re right.

Orwellian – Manic Street Preachers — Steve For The Deaf