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Album Review: Manic Street Preachers – This Is My Truth: Tell Me Yours (20th Year Collectors Edition)

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I remember moving to London during the peak of the Brit Pop years in the midst of the Blur versus Oasis hyperbole. But the albums from that era that really struck me were Pulp’s “Different Class”, The Verve’s “Urban Hymns” and most of all, “This is My Truth Tell Me Yours” from The Manic Street …

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly twenty years since the release of the album ‘The Man Who’ by Travis. Released in the midst of the Brit Pop phenomena and perhaps somewhat overshadowed by the Oasis/Blur dichotomy, the showy brilliance of Pulp and the emerging audience-pleasing rise of Coldplay, it cannot be doubted that ‘The …

Kula Shaker, named in honour of one of the twelve alvars of Southern India, are a band that need no introduction and the almighty tour they are currently on is testament to that. However, this is not just any tour – it is the 20th Anniversary of their debut album K tour. K reached UK no. …

Luke Haines is one of Britain’s genuine rock n roll eccentrics. As lead singer of The Auteurs he created some of the greatest albums of the era, including my personal favourite album of all time ‘After Murder Park’. As a solo artist he has created several (mainly concept) albums. And as an author he has …

The Bluetones are one of a number of bands who sum up a whole era of music. Brit-Pop was huge in the ninties, and launched the careers of such bands as Blur, Pulp and Oasis. The London-based four piece fronted by Mark Morriss found their own place amongst it all. Their quirky and playful sound …