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Manic Street Preachers: Gold Against The Soul

Stuart Maconie, Select, August 1993

THE MANICS go for gold with their all-mature second album. They're bach...with a vengeance!

Attitude is the most over­rated concept in modem pop. What it should mean is that people in pop groups ought to have something to say for themselves: ideas, theories, jokes, bizarre political philosophies. Sadly, what it's come to mean is that when some mouth-breathing frat boy who hasn't learned any manners outlines his views on the world... hey, that's attitude.

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