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Manic Street Preachers - Forever Delayed: The Greatest Hits (2002) [Reissue 2007] RE-UPPED

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Manic Street Preachers - Forever Delayed: The Greatest Hits (2002) [Reissue 2007] RE-UPPED

Manic Street Preachers - Forever Delayed: The Greatest Hits (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC-Image+CUE+LOG > 645 MB | Full Scans | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps > 194 MB
Alternative Rock / Britpop | 78:55 minutes | Label: Epic / Sony-BMG Music Ent. # 88697046562

Manic Street Preachers are an alternative rock band from Blackwood, Wales, formed in 1986.Forever Delayed is a greatest hits album by the Manic Street Preachers, released in October 2002. The album included three singles which had never appeared on earlier albums. Several songs were edited for length - so that more tracks could fit onto the CD. The album entered the UK Album Chart at #4.
Manic Street Preachers have always been a band of very specific charms, something that has not translated outside of the U.K. particularly well. Although it boasts a generous 20 tracks, the 2002 compilation Forever Delayed isn't likely to change that situation, even if it has the lion's share of their big singles, since a band devoted to sloganeering doesn't play outside of their province, or era, without some knowledge of their context. Plus, it's bewilderingly sequenced -- not chronologically, not as a set list, not with the hits loaded toward the front but as if you had all six albums on shuffle play on your CD carousel -- this disc careens between its 20 songs, occasionally gaining momentum through its juxtapositions (the opening one-two punch of "A Design for Life" and "Motorcycle Emptiness" captures the essence of the two phases of the band) but more often illustrating the extreme difference in the band during the Richey James Edwards and post-Richey eras. And though they certainly don't avoid Richey -- his face is on the cover, he provides the subtext of the band's entire career -- they do submerge the unsettling The Holy Bible, a record as nakedly honest and disturbing as In Utero, by just including one song, "Faster," from what is surely their best album. True, its music is too dark to sit comfortably next to the later hits, but without it, Forever Delayed is missing the pivotal point in the Manics' career, especially since Richey was at the heart of their music and worldview, even after his disappearance in 1995. His descent into despair is necessary to understanding the band, and it's what fuels their two great albums: the harrowing The Holy Bible and the triumph of Everything Must Go. Though Forever Delayed contains many excellent songs not on either, the context is so jumbled the music is somewhat diluted and novices would be better to hear either of those albums first.

-- Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com


01. A Design For Life
02. Motorcycle Emptiness
03. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
04. La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh)
05. There By The Grace Of God
06. You Love Us
07. Australia
08. You Stole The Sun From My Heart
09. Kevin Carter
10. Tsunami
11. The Masses Against The Classes
12. From Despair To Where
13. Door To The River
14. Everything Must Go
15. Faster
16. Little Baby Nothing
17. Suicide Is Painless (Theme From MASH)
18. So Why So Sad
19. The Everlasting
20. Motown Junk
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