Manic Street Preachers

UK Top 10 Albums: 9-17-21 – 9-23-21

By Iman Lababedi | September 19, 2021

across the pond they are rock and roll superstars

On Choosing The Pictures To Illustrate Steve Crawford’s “Greatest Songs” Series

By Iman Lababedi | June 24, 2020

the king of cutting to the chase

Manic Street Preachers To Perform “Everything Must Go”

By Iman Lababedi | November 11, 2015

“Everything Must Go is my The Holy Bible, and when I first heard about the show, I thought they’d chosen the wrong album (simply as far as US popularity is concerned , they had).” So here is great news if you live in Swansea, and hopefully they will tour it and perform in nyc again next year

Manic Street Preachers To Tour Behind “Everything Must Go”???

By Iman Lababedi | May 23, 2015

“Maybe we’ll never do another one. Futurology was such a brilliant summation of who we are, who knows? Everything Must Go is 20 years old next year as well, so we might even just do a couple of gigs doing that. I think we need to replenish our inspiration, you know?”

Manic Street Preachers At Webster Hall, Monday, April 23rd, 2015, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 24, 2015

Even if they are playing Webster Hall when they should be at Madison Square Garden, even so, they are a powerful, articulate, smart band of brothers where one brother left too early. It was wonderful to see them, they are such close good friends with such strong and true political convictions. They remind you why you laugh at UK rock at your own risk

Manic Street Preachers Bible Thumping In April, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | January 23, 2015

I absolutely plan to go and see Manic Street Preachers play their best album (but very closely followed by Everything Must Go), still how are they gonna perform it with their lead singer dead 20 years? Is The Holy bible the holy bible without Jesus?

10 Songs: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 15, 2014

Point of No Return – Gene McDaniels – the early 60s pop star made a sweet, masterful samba out of a little know Goffin-King new romance ode, you just can’t get out of its way, a gorgeous romantic work – A

UK Top 10 Albums 7-19-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 14, 2014

So, English rock bands, what’s the story? we haven’t gotten Kasabian yet which is bad, but we haven’t gotten one of the UK’s great rock bands Manic Street Preachers, and that’s worse. I once saw MSP from the fourth row of Jones Beach between Screaming Trees and Oasis, and of the three they came… what’s before first?

Direct Current's New Releases Thru July 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 17, 2014

This takes us half way through the summer and it isn’t all bad. A new Imelda May is always a pleasure, Conor Oberst new songs might have sucked so far but who is to say? Miniature Tigers, Sharon Van Etten, Levon Helm is the live one we’ve deserved with any luck, but I think the two biggest will be either Manic Street Preachers or Lana Del Rey. “West Coast” is such a great song and the Manics are always excellent.

UK Top 10 Albums 9-29-13

By Iman Lababedi | September 23, 2013

Interestingly enough, this is the return of the rock band, it opens with Arctic Monkeys (whose album will be at # 7 on the US Charts next week) and ends with Placebo, and the Manics at # 2, garage blues rockers the Temperance Movement at # 9.