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Old 30-09-2021, 16:35
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(I like what Muse did on Hullabaloo, they put a hidden track at the start which you could only listen to by rewinding the first track. That's some first class fuckery.)
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Yeah I like those rewind hidden tracks too! Mew did it on their second album, and it was called "Ending" which appeals to my sense of irony
I had ‘Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by the X-Files’ and because it was before I had internet access I owned it for I think probably half a decade before knowing about the extra track 0. The truth was out there!

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The Ultra Vivid Lament: [my copy of the album is stuck in shipping]
That’s got to be the best (worst) answer! I hope it comes unstuck ASAP!
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Old 30-09-2021, 16:36
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Generation Terrorists: Repeat (Stars and Stripes)
Gold Against The Soul: Symphony of Tourette
The Holy Bible: She Is Suffering
Everything Must Go: Australia
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours: S.Y.M.M.
Know Your Enemy: Intravenous Agnostic
Lifeblood: Emily
Send Away The Tigers: Imperial Bodybags
Journal For Plague Lovers: This Joke Sport Severed
Postcards From A Young Man: The Descent
Rewind The Film: Anthem For A Lost Cause
Futurology: Black Square
Resistance Is Futile: Vivian
The Ultra Vivid Lament: Into The Waves of Love

The Great Western: Bad Boys and Painkillers
I Killed The Zeitgeist: Kimono Rock
Even In Exile: There'll Come A War

This was a really interesting exercise. It was strangely very easy to pick for my top five or six albums (L, THB, Journal, RTF, Truth, though Futurology was a struggle), I have to say there's something really appealing about the idea that I can love these records THIS much when they have such glaring mis-steps. My mid-range albums were all really tough to choose for, because those albums seem to generally be the most consistent to my mind, and for my bottom albums I was spoilt for choice (honestly, for RIF it could have been any of 9 or 10 tracks, but Vivian won for that godawful chorus and the fact that I always turn the record off midway through that song... for all I know I might really love side two of that album but I'll never hear it). The solos were tough too, and I have to say I don't actually dislike any of them (and I'm quite fond of many of my choices for the mainline albums too).
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Old 30-09-2021, 17:22
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Oh no, there goes my spell of not saying anything negative.

Choices:

Repeat (UK)
Drug Drug Druggy
This is Yesterday
Interiors
SYMM
Miss Europa Disco Dancer
Empty Souls
Underdogs
Williamís Last Words
Hazleton Avenue
Anthem for a Lost Cause
Sex Power Love & Money
Liverpool Revisited
Still Snowing in Sapporo


Reasons:

Manages to appear on the album after its own remix. You snooze, you lose.

Just for ABCDE, I suppose.

Nicky was even pining for the good old days back in the days that he now pines for. But I donít dislike it.

As above, tough album to be placed in the spot where you can usually expect to find filler. I donít dislike this one either.

This one I do dislike. A song that questions its own existence and admits itís not really been thought through very well.

Not because itís a disco song but because itís a disco song that mocks disco. ĎBraindead motherfuckersí has got to go for KYE20.

Compares the feeling of standing in the cold waiting to be picked up to 9/11. Oh my.

Underdogs is Underdogs. Even they ended up sending it to the corner to sit and think about what it did.

The misappropriation of Richeyís lyrics lets the side down here.

The Making Of DVD with Nicky singing Lenny Kravitzís It Ainít Over while JDB is in the studio recording it sealed its fate.

A Manics-by-numbers song on an album where that stands out more than ever.

There might be an album on which this could work but Futurology wasnít it.

Even Liverpool fans donít like this song.

A song about Nicky putting together the GATS reissue, basically.

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Old 30-09-2021, 17:38
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Generation Terrorists: Damn Dog
Gold Against The Soul: Symphony of Tourette
The Holy Bible: 4st 7lb
Everything Must Go: Further Away
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours: You Stole the Sun
Know Your Enemy: His Last Painting
Lifeblood: Emily
Send Away The Tigers: Autumn Song
Journal For Plague Lovers: Me and Stephen Hawking
Postcards From A Young Man: It's not war
Rewind The Film: 4 lonely roads
Futurology: divine youth
Resistance Is Futile: distant colours
The Ultra Vivid Lament: quest for ancient colour (only very slightly though, it's a remarkably consistent album)
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Old 30-09-2021, 18:45
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Still Snowing in Sapporo


Reasons:
A song about Nicky putting together the GATS reissue, basically.

I think we can put a full stop on Manics discourse because there's never going to be anything as brilliant as that.
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Old 30-09-2021, 19:36
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Generation Terrorists: So Dead
Gold Against The Soul: Symphony of Tourette's
The Holy Bible: Of Walking Abortion
Everything Must Go: The Girl Who Wanted To Be God
TThis Is My Truth Tell Me Yours: SYMM
Know Your Enemy: Wattsville Blues
Lifeblood: I Live To Fall Asleep
Send Away The Tigers: The Second Great Depression
Journal For Plague Lovers: Doors Closing Slowly
Postcards From A Young Man: I Think I've Found It
Rewind The Film: Anthem For A Lost Cause
Futurology: The View From Stow Hill
Resistance Is Futile: Liverpool Revisited
The Ultra Vivid Lament: Blank Diary Entry

On basis of "Yes, I prefer not to think about those ones".
Most choices were difficult baring Postcards, Bible and Truth.
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Old 30-09-2021, 20:02
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I don't like the rules for these threads. Means I have to listen to PFAYM and decide on tracks
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Old 01-10-2021, 01:22
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Generation Terrorists: Another Invented Desies
Gold Against The Soul: Sleepflower
The Holy Bible: Intense Humming Of Evil
Everything Must Go: Everything Must Go
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours: You Stole The Sun From My Heart
Know Your Enemy: So Why So Sad
Lifeblood: Always/Never
Send Away The Tigers: Im Just A Patsy
Journal For Plague Lovers: She bathed herself in a bath of bleech
Postcards From A Young Man: Hazelton Ave
Rewind The Film: Anthem For A lost Cause
Futurology: Walk Me To The Bridge
Resistance Is Futile: Vivian
The Ultra Vivid Lament: Dont let the night devide us
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Old 01-10-2021, 11:18
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Everything Must Go:No Surface All Feeling
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours:I'm Not Working
Know Your Enemy:Epicentre
Lifeblood:Emily
Send Away The Tigers:Underdogs
Journal For Plague Lovers:All Is Vanity
Postcards From A Young Man:The Descent
Rewind The Film:Manorbier
Futurology:Black Square
Resistance Is Futile:The Left Behind
The Ultra Vivid Lament:Into the Waves of Love
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Old 01-10-2021, 16:39
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I find this quite hard to do, so it's gonna be my notes about why it's hard to do

Generation Terrorists: Good time to say I've never listened to all of GT? Man, I should do that -- today! Great idea.
Gold Against The Soul: Symphony of Tourette (Drug Drug and Nostalgic Pushhead both have moments in the sound or lyrics I like)
The Holy Bible: Revol maybe? Not really. There are no weak tracks on THB, She is Suffering is absolutely amazing, btw, especially the chilling US version intro, you guys are SO WRONG!
Everything Must Go: Australia is not a very strong song for me. Australia is not a cool place to dream of escaping too, it's silly. This one was rather easy.
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours: There are no weak links on TIMTTMY. It really tests my patience, but never fails to reward it.
Know Your Enemy: Baby Elian's the one song I'd have liked not to make the cut. This was somewhat easy.
Lifeblood: C'mon. Dude. No. There are no weak ones on Lifeblood. Emily, Always Never, Fragments -- all impressive pop rockers with celestial sound.
Send Away The Tigers: There are so many weak links on this one -- it's a conceptual album about weak links -- it's hard to choose one. But Autumnsong sucks most for me.
Journal For Plague Lovers: Not my favourite album in any way but it doesn't have a weak link on it.
Postcards From A Young Man: Uhm... only Golden Platitudes and The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever are not weak. Hard to say what's the weakest. Hazelton Avenue, Descent and All We Make are extra not-good.
Rewind The Film: Song For A Lost Cause is the weak link here, definitely.
Futurology: Sex, Power, Money, Love. Not awful but definitely the weak link. From here on the Manics purposefully feature a weak one in the list.
Resistance Is Futile: Broken Algorithms or Liverpool Revisited. (LR has that gorgeous a capella part so it's BR)
The Ultra Vivid Lament: It's not the weakest weak weak link but Don't Let The Night Divide Us has all the hallmarks of a latter day Manics weak song.

There. Man, I don't like saying manics songs aren't good. It's like showing people derpy pictures of your cat or something. But this did get me listening to GT. Pretty damn cool album actually! Motorcycle Emptiness is incredible in the tracklist. You Love Us also lands way harder than on its own. The opening three is not very strong here, but ME, YLY and Love's Sweet Exile (which I've always loved) are a mega strong three... oh god and then LBN as the next one? What a run!

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Old 01-10-2021, 20:35
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Generation Terrorists: Good time to say I've never listened to all of GT? Man, I should do that -- today! Great idea.


Double emoji shocked.
There are certainly some gems besides the big tracks you may have missed.
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Old 01-10-2021, 20:48
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Old 04-10-2021, 18:10
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Know Your Enemy: Let Robeson Sing
Lifeblood: Glasnost
Send Away The Tigers: Winterlovers
Journal For Plague Lovers: William's Last Words
Postcards From A Young Man: haven't heard since 2010, there was a lot of Nicky's crap there so one of those songs
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Gold Against The Soul: Title track
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Everything Must Go: Kevin Carter
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Know Your Enemy: Royal Correspondent
Lifeblood: Emily
Send Away The Tigers: Autumnsong
Journal For Plague Lovers: Title track
Postcards From A Young Man: I Think I've Found It
Rewind The Film: Show Me the Wonder
Futurology: Divine Youth
Resistance Is Futile: Liverpool Revisited
The Ultra Vivid Lament: Into the Waves of Love
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Old 04-10-2021, 19:38
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