42 Songs, 2 Hours 27 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Shimmering, box-fresh anthems that sparked the second age of Welsh rock’s favourite outcasts. Forged in the aftermath of founding member Richey Edwards’ disappearance, Everything Must Go could have easily been a deeper dive into the sparse hopelessness of preceding record The Holy Bible. Instead, it feels like a glorious rebirth, replete with grand sweeps of orchestration (the lush, defiant wallop of “Design For Life”) and growling, stadium-ready guitars (“Australia”) that channel a kind of lyrically oblique Britpop that became the Manics’ most popular sermon.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Shimmering, box-fresh anthems that sparked the second age of Welsh rock’s favourite outcasts. Forged in the aftermath of founding member Richey Edwards’ disappearance, Everything Must Go could have easily been a deeper dive into the sparse hopelessness of preceding record The Holy Bible. Instead, it feels like a glorious rebirth, replete with grand sweeps of orchestration (the lush, defiant wallop of “Design For Life”) and growling, stadium-ready guitars (“Australia”) that channel a kind of lyrically oblique Britpop that became the Manics’ most popular sermon.

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