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Old 23-07-2018, 12:00
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Er...that's an utterly bizarre way of looking at the band's history. 'KYE' got pretty poor reviews when it came out and they were slagged off live as well (the reviews of their Reading Festival headlining show were not great either). and NME even slagged off Forever Delayed, so the idea that the venom was 'saved up' for Lifeblood just doesn't reflect what actually happened.
Yep and I think the criticism in the music press was part of a wider trend that was aimed a bands who had been successful in the mid to late 90's. It was almost as if it was decided that those bands were fair targets at that point and I think the Manics were included (unfairly in my opinion) in the general backlash against the likes of Oasis and Stereophonics.
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