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Manics - Lifeblood

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by Ian182, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. Ian182

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    As a long-time Manics fan, I've gotta say I was seriously disappointed with the last album, Know Your Enemy.

    So much so that I haven't bought Lifeblood yet, for fear of being similarly disappointed.

    Has anyone bought it ?
    If so, should I :

    1 - Run across the road to Sainsburys and buy it immediately ?
    2 - Put in on my Xmas list ?
    3 - Not bother with it at all ?

    Ian. :)
     
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    I wasn't that keen on the last one but have got this one and love it
     
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    I discovered the Manics with 'Everything Must Go' which was brill, 'This Is My Truth...' was half good, half poor. I ignored Know Your Enemy as I heard bad reviews from everyone. I had a listen to Lifeblood in my local record shop and was pleasantly surprised. It is solid and alot of the songs are not so immediate, but after a few plays really get stuck in your head. I would recommend it :smashin:
     
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    Try 'The Holy Bible' its good in a depressing sense.
     
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    Yeah I've always been tempted by The Holy Bible, but I've heard it's a bit of a depressing record. There is a Special Edition version coming out soon so I may be tempted :cool:
     
  6. Ian182

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    Holy Bible is a fantastic album, albeit very heavy listening.........

    Generation Terrorists is also a must.

    Think I'll stick Lifebood on my Xmas list :)

    Ian.
     
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    Long time Manics fan and have all their albums. Know your enemy was poor and i feared the worst when i first heard Richard Nixon, however I have lifeblood and it hasn't been out of my CD player since, some stunning songs on there and i love the 80's synth vibe running through the core off most tracks. Recommended.
     
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    Oh and off to see them live at Glasgow in December.
     
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    Cheers Phil :)

    Your Manics opinions seem to mirror mine, so I might pick it up at the weekend.

    Ian.
     

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