Everything Must Go

Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
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Based on 52 ratings
1996 Ratings: #29
May 20, 1996 / Release Date
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Some really great Brit Pop on this thing. Songwriting is top notch and so are the performances. A little more harder than most Brit Pop during that time, as that can be the era coming to an end. To me this album is a tad bit overlooked as of today.
Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier - 9.0
A Design for Life - 10.0
Kevin Carter - 8.5
Enola/Alone - 9.0
Everything Must Go - 8.5
Small Black Flowers That Grow in the Sky - 7.5
The Girl Who Wanted to Be God - 8.0
Removables - 8.0
Australia - 9.0
Interiors (Song for Willem de Kooning) - 8.5
Further Away - 9.0
No Surface All Feeling - 9.0


Final Rating: 87

Comments: the biggest commercial success for the Manics with some fantastic singles
Usually, when a band loses their mouthpiece, their "main" lyricist, their image crafter, that's it. They're done. Not the fucking Manics, let me tell you that. Sure, Richey's lyrics and influence are still felt here, but Nicky Wire steps up to the plate more than capably. This is a gunshot wound in the form of an album. You might not think of it that way from the poppy stadium rock stylings, but when you start diving deeper into it, at times, it can rival the darkness of The Holy ... read more
Best Track: A Design For Life, Kevin Carter, Everything Must Go, Small Black Flowers That Grow in the Sky, Further Away, or No Surface All Feeling
Worst Track: Removables
Most Overrated Track: Australia
Most Underrated Track: Enola/Alone

While The Holy Bible was bleak and political, Everything Must Go is far more quaint and personal. Small Black Flowers is gonna be played at my funeral
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Track List

  1. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
  2. A Design for Life
  3. Kevin Carter
  4. Enola/Alone
  5. Everything Must Go
  6. Small Black Flowers That Grow in the Sky
  7. The Girl Who Wanted to Be God
  8. Removables
  9. Australia
  10. Interiors (Song for Willem de Kooning)
  11. Further Away
  12. No Surface All Feeling  
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