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Old 13-04-2018, 20:02
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The vitriol is there! It's still there for those with a burning desire to log-in and post less than a sentence worth that they must let everyone else know how shit the band are.
But good to see they had plenty of defenders.
Not as bad as some YouTube comments I've seen yay for the defenders
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Old 13-04-2018, 20:13
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Not as bad as some YouTube comments I've seen yay for the defenders
Nothing is as bad as youtube comments. Why do you think i block the scripts which show them?
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Old 14-04-2018, 09:27
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Wow. Horribly grumpy and mean spirited 2/5 review in The Irish Times which seems to conclude they are too old to be allowed to continue making music that's not "edgy". Beau-Lox, as Springsteen said "Ain't no sin to be alive".

"The fuel in the group’s creative tank seemed to run dry....This is a record for people whose musical tastes have calcified...a canonical dad-rock band...All three band members are 49 years old....they’ve made an album that dads everywhere can throw on their car stereo...listlessly sighing to themselves, “Ah, sounds pretty nice.”...the writing is so obtuse and lacking in conviction...numb the brain...Vivian is familiar to the point of cliche.... the production throughout is slick to the point of feeling anaemic....totally lifeless...Fair play to the Manics. They probably enjoyed jamming these sounds out....in no way an interesting record....It doesn’t tickle listeners intellectually...as edgy as a wet carrot."

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/m...rrot-1.3456840
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Old 14-04-2018, 09:38
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Wow. Horribly grumpy and mean spirited 2/5 review in The Irish Times
They got off lightly. The Irish Times has form. Noel embraced it.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/noel-g...-album-2169448
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Old 14-04-2018, 10:00
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Wow. Horribly grumpy and mean spirited 2/5 review in The Irish Times which seems to conclude they are too old to be allowed to continue making music that's not "edgy". Beau-Lox, as Springsteen said "Ain't no sin to be alive".

"The fuel in the group’s creative tank seemed to run dry....This is a record for people whose musical tastes have calcified...a canonical dad-rock band...All three band members are 49 years old....they’ve made an album that dads everywhere can throw on their car stereo...listlessly sighing to themselves, “Ah, sounds pretty nice.”...the writing is so obtuse and lacking in conviction...numb the brain...Vivian is familiar to the point of cliche.... the production throughout is slick to the point of feeling anaemic....totally lifeless...Fair play to the Manics. They probably enjoyed jamming these sounds out....in no way an interesting record....It doesn’t tickle listeners intellectually...as edgy as a wet carrot."

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/m...rrot-1.3456840
My review of that review:

As Derek Smalls once asked, “Can I ask a practical question at this point?”

Does the wetness of a carrot actually impact its edginess? Is the carrotosity of the edges a major factor regarding its vertices? Just how moist must a root vegetable be to go from edgy to non-edgy?

When you think about it, most carrots are quite rounded when dry - it’s usually when they are prepared and cooked (boiled in water, for example) that they have been sliced, diced and given sharp edges.
* (One Star, 1/5)
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Old 14-04-2018, 11:34
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For those who want to see all the Manics footage from last night's One Show here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6t0we2ULEo
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Old 14-04-2018, 13:49
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Did anyone rip the x radio track by track show? Would love to get an mp3 of that.
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Old 14-04-2018, 14:48
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I dont know if there is an mp3, but I think there should be. James and Nicky talk track by track perfection. I recorded it on Sky from radio X though it wasn't straight forward, it is a brilliant recording.
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Old 14-04-2018, 15:55
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That HUGE article / interview in Wales Online was a great read, love that it mentioned Wakefield too https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-...album-14522473
Loving indulging in all the Manics articles, radio spots and new music, it's got me excited as a fan again
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Old 14-04-2018, 18:31
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That's an interesting article. I love what Nicky and James say in interviews. It's good to see the album has good reviews and hopefully will go to no 1.
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Did anyone rip the x radio track by track show? Would love to get an mp3 of that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxQRP9ZOQDI
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Old 15-04-2018, 13:52
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I hate that website .. so many ads.. the print copy was often shit but I'd always get a copy if the manics were in it

Edit: where's my manners? Thanks for the link !
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Piece from the BBC put up today

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-43751808
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And one from the Independent yesterday

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...-a8306256.html
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