Mornin’ Cup o’ British

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It’s Wednesday and to help you get over the hump, here is Manic Street Preachers’ A Design For Life, from the 1996 album Everything Must Go. Again, Manic Street Preachers are another band I grew up with (my Dad is a big music fan), and while they aren’t that well known outside of the United Kingdom/Europe, they’re pretty well known in these regions, not just for their music but for the disappearance of Richey Edwards in 1995. Everything Must Go was the first album after the disappearance and you can see how the style of music changes compared to the previous album, The Holy Bible. It is also arguably their best album. The reason I like Manic Street Preachers is for the raw passion in their music, as well as the themes of the lyrics in each song. If you haven’t heard of Manic Street Preachers, then give them a try. With a career spanning 20 years, there’s a lot of ground to cover, but A Design For Life is a good example of their sound as well as being one of their best songs. I’d say try listening to Everything Must Go or The Holy Bible first and then move on from there.

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