Everything Must Go

Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1996 Ratings: #7 / 62
User Score
Based on 63 ratings
1996 Ratings: #19
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May 20, 1996 / Release Date
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Epic / Label
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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
For anyone still left questioning, 'The Holy Bible' was proven to be more than just hollow rhetoric as Richey 'vanished' about six months after the release date. The band were left in total turmoil but a decision was made to continue in respect of their comrade...this is where things get difficult for me, unquestionably a fan then and also now to some extent, because the future direction of the group was directly opposed to where Edwards signed off on that 1994 classic.

'Everything Must Go' IS ... read more
Emerging from the pits of despair over the mysterious disappearance of their inspirational lyricist, Richie James, the surviving trio created one of the greatest albums ever written. Track after track provide rousing anthems for the working class and the struggle to lead a life guided by ideals. The centrepiece, and first track composed by Nicky Wire, finally picking up his guitar after mourning his lost best friend, is the singularly brilliant ‘Design for Life’. Five of the songs ... read more
MSP´s fourth album Everything Must Go is arguably were the golden era starts for the band. The legendary record is filled with timeless classics, from sweet ballads to arena-filling rockers. The soaring guitars paint majestic melodies that carry the most well-known songs expertly forward, James Dean Bradfield's vocals are layered perfectly and the lyrics, while not as political or dark as previously, capture the world the band is describing convincingly.

Released in the height of the ... read more
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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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Added on: April 21, 2013