Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists

20th Anniversary Edition of band's debut
Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists 20th Anniversary Edition

Despite a number of their albums topping this debut, it remains a remarkable document of ambition, arrogance, bombast and sheer bloody-mindedness. Declaring  they would deliver a double  album, sell millions and then split up, the desired length wasn’t quite supported by the material, but that’s not to say ‘You Love Us’, ‘Little Baby Nothing’ and ‘Stay Beautiful’ don’t still sound glorious. Add in near-perfect single ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’ and there’s much to love. Indeed, there’s now even more seeking your affections, with ragged, frenzied demos aplenty and a fabulously thorough documentary, in which James and Nicky demonstrate that none of the passion of youth has faded.

8/10

Words by GARETH JAMES


 

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