Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Manic Street Preachers - Send Away The Tigers

The music in the early section of the manics career was filled with passion and they felt as if they had something to say to the world. Recently they've been trying to recapture that energy with the patchy Know Your Enemy which without a doubt would have benefited from a trimming down and now with Send Away The Tigers which nobody could say was too long with its 10 tracks. The opening track, which is also the title track is a brash piece of pop brilliance that features a lyrical structure not unlike that of a Holy Bible track and a James Dean Bradfield riff to die for. Indian Summer is another highlight which drifts along beautifully, with its subtle strings and James' guitar meandering through the duration. One track that doesn't work in the context of the album is the first single Your Love Alone Is Not Enough which ostensibly doesn't fit well into this collection of songs mainly due to its more heavily pop nature when compared to the other material.

They seemed to have recaptured some of that fire that drew them to create The Holy Bible. It appears that they have reached the stage of their careers where they are mainly influenced by themselves which speaks loudly about the nature of the Manics back catalogue They have created an album that bodes well for the future of the Manic Street Preachers.

1 comment:

Biby Cletus said...

Cool blog, i just randomly surfed in, but it sure was worth my time, will be back

Deep Regards from the other side of the Moon

Biby Cletus