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Old 21-11-2018, 09:41
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My ranking today... a few changes below the top three. Most-recent-album syndrome might mean RIF drops later, we’ll see.

For 2018 I’ve gone with dog analogies. Woof!

- Best-in-show at Crufts, watch them strut around with their heads held high and their blown-dry hair.

1. Everything Must Go
2. The Holy Bible
3. Lifeblood
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- Old faithfuls, found Timmy when he fell down a mineshaft. Good dog! Yeezz, who’sza-guud-doggy!?

4. Resistance Is Futile
5. This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
6. Futurology
7. Rewind The Film
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- Will play fetch competently on a good day, but barks at the postman. Sit! No biscuit if you don’t sit!

8. Gold Against the Soul
9. Know Your Enemy
10. Journal For Plague Lovers
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- Daft, slightly cross-eyed, pees on the carpet too regularly, but still so adorable most of the time. Fenton! FENTON!

11. Postcards From A Young Man
12. Send Away The Tigers
13. Generation Terrorists
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Old 21-11-2018, 15:42
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So over four years ago I made the following list:

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Journal For Plague Lovers (9.5/10)
Lifeblood (9/10)
Gold Against The Soul (8.5/10)
Futurology (8/10)
This Is My Truth (8/10)
Rewind The Film (8/10)
Send Away The Tigers (8/10)
Postcards From A Young Man (7/10)
The Holy Bible (6.5/10)
Know Your Enemy (6/10)
Everything Must Go (6/10)
Generation Terrorists (5/10)
This is my updated list with the inclusion of RIF and without a score attached -

1. Lifeblood
2. Send Away The Tigers
3. Journal For Plague Lovers
4. Resistance Is Futile
5. This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
6. Rewind The Film
7. Gold Against The Soul
8. Postcards From A Young Man
9. Generation Terrorists
10. Know Your Enemy
11. Everything Must Go
12. The Holy Bible
13. Futurology

So, in the last few years I've completely gone off Futurology, apart from Walk Me To The Bridge, Dreaming A City and The Next Jet to Leave Moscow, it's a poor album overall (in my opinion, of course). I'm totally bored to tears with EMG and THB.

I think Lifeblood has solidified itself now as my favourite Manics album, even if it does contain probably my most disliked album track (Glass Snot) - but it does have Cardiff Afterlife on it which has been my favourite Manics song for the last 14 years. SATT doesn't have a duff track on it but it doesn't have the same edge as Lifeblood overall. JFPL is great, but has a couple of poor tracks that I just can't get into.

RIF is a really good album but I find myself skipping Vivian, Dylan & Caitlin and Liverpool Revisited (and Broken Algorithms), but the rest of the album is absolutely superb with special mentions to Distant Colours and People Give In.

The rest of the albums on the list will always fluctuate up and down the middle order, I've always admired TIMT and GATS so they're much more likely to stay in the top half of that bit than say, GT or KYE.
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Old 21-11-2018, 15:57
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I think Lifeblood has solidified itself now as my favourite Manics album, even if it does contain probably my most disliked album track (Glass Snot)
Glasnost is your most disliked album track of all their albums? Really? What's that about? What is it about it you dislike so much do you think?

I like it a lot, but 'Glass Snot' made me laugh though.
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Old 21-11-2018, 20:41
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Almost no change since last time, except the placement of RiF.

1. This is My Truth
2. Everything Must Go
3. Lifeblood
4. Futurology
5. Rewind the Film

6. The Holy Bible
7. Journal for Plague Lovers

8. Know Your Enemy
9. Generation Terrorists

10. Resistance is Futile
11. Gold Against the Soul
12. Postcards From a Young Man
13. Send Away the Tigers

Superb / good / ok / only own because I like the band.
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Old 21-11-2018, 21:30
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1. Lifeblood
Lifeblood is the gift that keeps on giving. With each passing year and each nostalgia tour I think the pull to it gets stronger. Coupled with the fact that the band appear to dislike (if not detest) it, there is an element of absence making the heart grow fonder for sure. But also, the thing that fascinates me is what kind of work they'd have come up with had they carried on down that road.

PS: love GlassSnot tho...
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Old 21-11-2018, 21:45
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#If you can still blow your nose...
If you can still blow your noo-o-ose...
Exhale with us, make your own glass snot...
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Old 22-11-2018, 13:44
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I've gone for an Olympic style rating:

Gold medal match - Everything Must Go and Holy Bible

Bronze medal match - Journal For Plague Lovers and Futurology

Quarter finalists - Rewind the Film, Resistance is Futile, This is my Truth, Generation Terrorists

Group Stages - Send Away the Tigers, Postcards From a Young Man, Lifeblood, Gold Against the Soul, Know Your Enemy

This is my Truth and Generation Terrorists made it through on the strength of the singles from the albums really. I still maintain that had the latter in particular been a bit shorter then it would be right up there.
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Old 22-11-2018, 14:57
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Lifeblood is the gift that keeps on giving. With each passing year and each nostalgia tour I think the pull to it gets stronger. Coupled with the fact that the band appear to dislike (if not detest) it, there is an element of absence making the heart grow fonder for sure. But also, the thing that fascinates me is what kind of work they'd have come up with had they carried on down that road.

PS: love GlassSnot tho...
Cost me a bit in p&p, but the Japanese version of Lifeblood is still one of my favourite Manics purchases. The Soulmates and Antarctic as the extra album tracks and a collection of b-sides from around that era with a few live tracks. When you think Forever Delayed, There by the Grace of God and Door to the River were also around that time, then it was a good 'era' for the band, even though it didn't result in one of their strongest albums (in my opinion of course!).
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Old 22-11-2018, 20:02
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Glasnost is your most disliked album track of all their albums? Really? What's that about? What is it about it you dislike so much do you think?

I like it a lot, but 'Glass Snot' made me laugh though.
Lots of reasons really - firstly, I just don't think it sounds much like a Manics track, it's a bit too happy-clappy for my liking - I'm pretty sure that someone said it sounded like a Hanson song, which I agree with unfortunately. Secondly, the lyrics are pretty dire and banal. Thirdly, I don't like the title, especially when it's mentioned during the course of the song! Finally, the guitar solo is dull, it lacks something and towards the end I always hear a bum note that's not there and that's irked me for years!
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Old 22-11-2018, 20:05
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Lifeblood is the gift that keeps on giving. With each passing year and each nostalgia tour I think the pull to it gets stronger. Coupled with the fact that the band appear to dislike (if not detest) it, there is an element of absence making the heart grow fonder for sure. But also, the thing that fascinates me is what kind of work they'd have come up with had they carried on down that road.

PS: love GlassSnot tho...
We can only hope that they'll love it once more in their old age. From what I hear it's James that's the blocker, as Nicky and Sean love it.
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Old 22-11-2018, 20:34
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Lots of reasons really - firstly, I just don't think it sounds much like a Manics track, it's a bit too happy-clappy for my liking - I'm pretty sure that someone said it sounded like a Hanson song, which I agree with unfortunately. Secondly, the lyrics are pretty dire and banal. Thirdly, I don't like the title, especially when it's mentioned during the course of the song! Finally, the guitar solo is dull, it lacks something and towards the end I always hear a bum note that's not there and that's irked me for years!
Oh well. I disagree with almost everything you've said, but you like what you like! Thanks for the reply.
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Old 22-11-2018, 21:08
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Lifeblood is the gift that keeps on giving. With each passing year and each nostalgia tour I think the pull to it gets stronger. Coupled with the fact that the band appear to dislike (if not detest) it, there is an element of absence making the heart grow fonder for sure. But also, the thing that fascinates me is what kind of work they'd have come up with had they carried on down that road.

PS: love GlassSnot tho...
I remember reading an interview where Nicky said they would go more electronic!
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Old 22-11-2018, 21:56
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Made a few amendments to my 2009 post. No change to number 1 though.

EMG
TIMTTMY
SATT
GT
RIF
THB
PFAYM
JFPL
LB
GATS
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KYE
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Old 22-11-2018, 22:52
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Hahah, I love that we talk about Glasnost(the track) and then (user)Glasnost posts... !
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Old 23-11-2018, 07:32
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Always love to make these

1. This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
2. The Holy Bible
3. Lifeblood
4. Everything Must Go
5. Resistance Is Futile
6. Send Away The Tigers
7. Journal For Plague Lovers
8. Futorology
9. Know Your Enemy
10. Rewind The Film
11. Gold Against The Soul
12. Generation Terrorists
13. Postcards From a Young Man
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