The Manics guide to to writing a good album,
- Great riffs and licks from guitar god James Dean Bradfield.
- Superb complex lyrics from the late Richey Edwards.
- Jenny Saville painting as a cover (it worked on The Holy Bible, it will work again)
Every song is a highlight the spine tingling metaphors but Me and Stephen Hawking stands out for the comedy lyrics about their sexual prowess and a review can't be written with mentioning 'Williams Last Words" sung by Nick Wire, as my eyes filled up I can listen to this note again and again.
On Saturday Night James and Nick talked about the new album on Channel 4 click on the link below to watch the programme for the next 28 days.
The new album from Manic Street Preachers; Journal For Plague Lovers is out now on CD, 2CD deluxe edition and to download.