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Old 12-09-2021, 16:39
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Seeing as myself and Mr Richey just did this. Feel free to include the solo albums if you so wish.

Journal For Plague Lovers
Lifeblood
The Holy Bible
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
(The Great Western - James Dean Bradfield)
Send Away The Tigers
Everything Must Go
Know Your Enemy
(Even In Exile - James Dean Bradfield)
Generation Terrorists
Gold Against The Soul
Rewind The Film
Resistance Is Futile
Futurology
(I Killed The Zeitgeist - Nicky Wire)
Postcards From a Young Man
The Ultra Vivid Lament
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Old 12-09-2021, 16:41
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The Holy Bible
Journal For Plague Lovers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
Everything Must Go
Futurology
Generation Terrorists
Lifeblood
Gold Against The Soul
Know Your Enemy
Rewind The Film
Send Away The Tigers
Resistance Is Futile
The Ultra Vivid Lament
Postcards From A Young Man
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Old 12-09-2021, 16:52
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The Holy Bible
Everything Must Go
Journal for Plague Lovers
Send Away the Tigers
Know Your Enemy
Gold Against the Soul
Generation Terrorists
The Ultra Vivid Lament
Even in Exile
Postcards from a Young Man
Futurology
Lifeblood
Resistance is Futile
The Great Western
This is My Truth
Rewind the Film
I Killed the Zeitgeist
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Old 12-09-2021, 17:05
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This is what everyone on Rate Your Music thinks.

https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/manic-street-preachers

The Holy Bible - 3.84
Everything Must Go - 3.74
This is My Truth Tell Me Yours - 3.55
Journal For Plague Lovers - 3.52
Generation Terrorists - 3.41
Gold Against the Soul - 3.37
Know Your Enemy - 3.34
Send Away the Tigers - 3.34
Lifeblood - 3.29
Futurology - 3.29
Rewind the Film - 3.24
Postcards From a Young Man - 3.17
The Ultra Vivid Lament 3.06
Resistance is Futile - 2.91

The top two are set in stone and hopefully the bottom three are too. It’s been a fantastic three years for PFAYM.
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Old 12-09-2021, 17:12
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This is what everyone on Rate Your Music thinks.

https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/manic-street-preachers

The Holy Bible - 3.84
Everything Must Go - 3.74
This is My Truth Tell Me Yours - 3.55
Journal For Plague Lovers - 3.52
Generation Terrorists - 3.41
Gold Against the Soul - 3.37
Know Your Enemy - 3.34
Send Away the Tigers - 3.34
Lifeblood - 3.29
Futurology - 3.29
Rewind the Film - 3.24
Postcards From a Young Man - 3.17
The Ultra Vivid Lament 3.06
Resistance is Futile - 2.91

The top two are set in stone and hopefully the bottom three are too. Itís been a fantastic three years for PFAYM.
A shame that Lifeblood doesnít seem to be getting much love outside of FD.
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Old 12-09-2021, 17:31
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This gets harder and harder. God help anyone trying to this their head for this list.Top four and bottom three are rock solid mostly (Even in Exile does get better with every listen), the middle ones could fluctuate in their respective brackets.

(Couldn't be better)
The Holy Bible
Everything Must Go
Journal for Plague Lovers
Even in Exile
(Great but could cut a track or two)
This is My Truth
Lifeblood
The Ultra Vivid Lament
Futurology
(I like but don't really listen to)
Know Your Enemy
Rewind the Film
I killed the Zeitgeist
Generation Terrorist
The Great Western
Resistance is Futile
(Fuck off!)
Send Away The Tigers
Gold Against the Soul
Postcards For a Young Man
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Old 12-09-2021, 18:13
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1. The Holy Bible / Everything Must Go
3. This Is My Truth
4. Journal for Plague Lovers
5. Futurology
6. Generation Terrorists
7. Gold Against the Soul
8. Know Your Enemy
9. Lifeblood
10. Send Away the Tigers
11. The Ultra Vivid Lament
12. Resistance is Futile
13. Rewind the Film
14. Postcards from a Young Man

This really is the definitive list. Taking into account sales, importance of album for career, critical and commercial success, songs, artwork etc etc etc
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Old 12-09-2021, 18:20
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Everything Must Go - perfect
The Holy Bible - perfect
This Is My Truth - a couple of underpar songs. But many very beautiful/classic songs, even if the somewhat muggy/heavy production let it down a bit.
The Ultra Vivid Lament - Yes, I’m digging it.
Postcards from a Young Man - Great tunes and a fun listen. Golden Platitudes deserves more love.
Send Away the Tigers - Very Nice
Futurology - Very Nice
Know Your Enemy - Random Nice
Lifeblood - Mellow Nice
Generation Terrorists - A few classic tunes and a lot of skipping. But the good ones are Good!
Journal for Plague Lovers - The first couple of songs hit hard and it’s a decent album.
Rewind the Film
Gold Against The Soul
Resistance is Futile
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Old 12-09-2021, 18:22
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*The Holy Bible / Everything Must Go*
That’s cheating!
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Old 12-09-2021, 18:26
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I've included solo albums in my list. Don't @ me.

Untouchables:
The Great Western
Lifeblood
Send Away The Tigers
Even In Exile
Journal For Plague Lovers

Great albums:
The Ultra Vivid Lament
Resistance Is Futile
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
Gold Against The Soul

Hit and Miss:
Rewind The Film
Futurology
The Holy Bible

Albums with a handful of brilliant tracks:
Everything Must Go
Generation Terrorists
Know Your Enemy
Postcards From A Young Man
I Killed The Zeitgeist
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Old 12-09-2021, 18:28
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Just realised I'm the only person that placed THB outside the top 3 so far.... oh well.
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Old 12-09-2021, 18:41
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The Holy Bible
Everything Must Go
Futurology
Know Your Enemy
Lifeblood
Journal for Plague Lovers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
The Ultra Vivid Lament
Rewind the Film
Gold Against the Soul
Generation Terrorists
Resistance is Futile
Send Away the Tigers
Postcards from a Young
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Old 12-09-2021, 18:59
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This is hard. I could do a list like this every week and the bottom five (before SATT that is) would always be in slightly different order. Feels a bit heartbreaking placing them so low, because I truly like them all, but they crave a certain mood and thus aren't my go-to albums. Top 2 is firmly fixed: EMG and GATS share the top spot and TIMTTMY is a strong second, always.

Anyway, here it is:

Everything Must Go / Gold Against The Soul (Purely because GATS singles are incredible. Without them the album would be in the bottom half.)
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
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The Ultra Vivid Lament (Obviously we're on honeymoon still, but I have a strong tingle this will stay near the top.)
Rewind The Film
Lifeblood
Resistance Is Futile
Futurology
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The Holy Bible
Postcards From A Young Man
Generation Terrorists
Journal For Plague Lovers
Know Your Enemy
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Send Away The Tigers (The only album I truly do not like)

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Old 12-09-2021, 19:56
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Gold Against The Soul (Purely because GATS singles are incredible. Without them the album would be in the bottom half.)
Yup, especially the nosedive after Roses. As a four track EP it would be perfect and no other album has had such a good run on singles.

Is New Art Riot eligible for this list? I have a huge soft spot for it.
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Old 12-09-2021, 20:02
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The Holy Bible
Everything Must Go
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
Rewind The Film
Gold Against The Soul
Generation Terrorists
Know Your Enemy
Lifeblood
Send Away The Tigers
Journal For Plague Lovers
The Ultra Vivid Lament
Futurology
Resistance Is Futile
Postcards From A Young Man
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