Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I've Heard The New Manics And I'm Happy

I didn't get a promo, an advance, or any of that jazz but I found all the tracks from the upcoming Manic Street Preachers album, Postcards From A Young Man, online on a certain website famous for having videos.

And? I'm very happy. It's like an album's worth of "Autumnsong".

Or it's like an upbeat version of Lifeblood (2004).

Standout tracks for me are "Golden Platitudes":

"I fell back in love with love!" goes the lyric.

"Hazelton Avenue" is another good one.

And the glorious "All We Make Is Entertainment" is a track I've played about 10 times already -- that guitar solo!

Postcards From A Young Man is out 20 September in the UK.

Not sure about here in the States yet.