This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
1998 Ratings: #30 / 101
User Score
Based on 75 ratings
1998 Ratings: #64
Liked by 3 people
September 14, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
Epic / Label
Mike Hedges, Dave Eringa / Producer
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The sound of a band maturing. The first real album with them as a three piece without Richie's lyrics moving the music in one way the band sound mellower, melancholy, maudlin at times. It is a huge departure from their normal rock sound, full of strings and yearning, but with an undertow of threat and cynicism.

As a kid this was the second Manics album that I heard after Everything Must Go and it cemented the fact that this was a band that had something to say, that had challenging lyrical ... read more
'This is My Truth...' went further than its predecessor towards radio playlist fodder, only aiming for an even more MOR audience this time, and the whole vision of the band had switched from attempting to be 'world straddling' to an almost entirely domesticated insular mope of an outlook - 'My Little Empire' indeed.

'In the begin-in-ing when we were win-in-ing...' - just repeating those lyrics taken from the opener here makes them sound dreary, and as much as I get that the band were tired ... read more
Given the quality and success of ‘Everything Must Go’, launching them onto a global audience, this album was always going to be a difficult venture. Yet, it would be adorned with a Brit Award for Best Album and provide the Manics with their first Number One single. To diehard fans of the band’s more rockier past, this is usually dismissed as one of their least favourite albums, and, with all its string arrangements and pop sensibilities, it was the most mainstream and ... read more
It's ok. Pretty standard 90s alt rock with some good performances.
Manic Street Preachers >> Oasis
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Track List

  1. The Everlasting
  2. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
  3. You Stole the Sun from My Heart
  4. Ready for Drowning
  5. Tsunami
  6. My Little Empire
  7. I'm Not Working
  8. You're Tender and You're Tired
  9. Born a Girl
  10. Be Natural
  11. Black Dog on My Shoulder
  12. Nobody Loved You
  13. S.Y.M.M.  
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Added on: April 21, 2013