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MSP's most underrated album?
from 1st to 5th inclusive.
'La Tristesse Durera'. That is all.
I'm right. You all better recognise.
BEDS TO DIFFER
I wish that song were called something else. HUG HUG HOODIE, or something.
And an absolute million times better than the over-rated tub of shite known as Little Baby Nothing. Seriously, probably just under EMG in the league of Manics albums, and I actually like most of the post-Richie stuff (well, apart from This Is My Truth, which was plain inexcusable). Sleepflower, La Tristesse Durera and Nostalgic Pushead are just incredible songs.
after The Holy Bible. But seriously underrated. Roses in the Hospital, La Tristesse Durera, From Despair to Where are all genius.
Much better than the turgid and very patchy later stuff
Although by no means their best record, with great songs like Roses In The Hospital and Life Becoming A Landslide, it certainly doesn't deserve to be overlooked.
I do really like it, but it's really overproduced. Some of the songs just needed to a bit grittier and they'd have slayed.
It is fucking brilliant though
of theirs, after the holy bible.
this album sucks in comparison to Generation Terrorists, and even more so to The Holy Bible - one of the best albums of all time.
Everything Must Go and even the one after it are better than this too.
The last three tracks are the best three on the album. All the others are silly.
Generation Terrorists - at least eight songs too long. At least.
Holy Bible - bit miserable, innit?
Everything Must Go - two decent songs does not a good album make.
Gold Against The Soul - pretty fucking ace all the way through.
These thoughts are obviously DEAD SERIOUS. I do think it's the best one though, that bit's true.
WOAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH WE'RE HALFWAY THERE.
That's the best.
could have been great but it's overly long, has God awful production and too much filler. Gold Against the Soul is twice the album.
What? No. Listen again.
and one I deeply regret buying
roes in the hospital, lifes becoming a landslide, but also has some horrible 'rock' on it. I dont really care anymore.
is one of the worst songs I have ever heard. It may actually be the worst. Completely hideous
this simply cannot possibly be true. You're using hyperbole to stress that you don't like the record.
I truly detest that song.
it cannot be the worst song you've ever heard. I refuse to accept that.
pieces of sleep!
a memory fades to a...pale landscape!
i love this record. i would say i rank richey-era manics in this order:
i feel like after richey left, they lost some of their nerve. :(
been listening to it this arvo and it does rock!
they lost their soul when richey left the band. they are now just dad rock.
Life Becoming a Landslide, La Tristessa Durera, Roses in the Hospital. But really its nothing compared to The Holy Bible
you're a fukin brain wrong chimp.
Starts off on a flyer, but the mega cock rock vibe wears thin after the first 3 songs. Roses is great though.
I love it and hate it.
I agree with those of you who said 'great songs' - true.
I also agree with those people who said 'horrible soft rock, bon-jovi sound' - also true.
Whether you can overlook the latter to appreciate the former depends upon your tolerances I guess. I waxes and I wanes.
one of their best, better than 'Generation Terrorist' and 'This Is My Truth' - only bettered than 'The Holy Bible' and 'Everything Must Go.'
Whilst we're at it, MSP albums in order of preference:
1. The Holy Bible
2. Everything Must Go
3. Gold Against The Soul
4. Generation Terrorist
5. This Is My Truth
The rest don't count.
Is the most underrated manics album! Of the four singles released off that, 2 are awful but most of the album tracks are amazing, just not commercial.
I like GATS but it's not as good as GT or The Holy Bible. It's a bit soft-rock and it's kind of their 'erm, we didn't sell 15 million copies of GT so we still have to be a band, but we're not really sure what to actually do' record.
their 3rd best behind the holy bible and everything must go. just edges generation terrorists but i love both so so much as they soundtracked my teens... my perfect teen years.
'Though there is no true love,
Just a finely tuned jealousy'
It's good but but but
the holy bible
lyrically GATS is tremendous; it's also musically amazing. It may sound, at points, quite classic-stadium rock but it's packed full of quality songs. TIMTruth is rubbish with a few exceptions and 'You Stole The Sun From My Heart' is just a terrible song.
It's at times like this when I remember how much of a Manics fan-boy I was between the ages 13-18.
profoundly (often painfully) personal; it's not quite as visceral as The Holy Bible but as thematic dress rehearsals go, it's still bastard powerful.
And the TUNES!
From Despair To Where: TUNE
La Tristessa Durera: TUNE
Life Becoming A Landslide: TUNE
Roses In The Hospital: TUNE
Nostalgic Pushead: TUNE (if somewhat bonkers, but those keyboards on the 3rd verse are incredible)
And the rest is pretty effective stadium fare. It's similar in production to 'Everything Must Go', but with added Ranty Thrills. 2nd best Manics album, by a fair old way there, buh.
but it has some good song titles that make it sound important, so i am unable to write it off completely.
there isn't enough love for this song on the thread!