"Always aware of the import of even their slightest movement, Manic Street Preachers place a lot of weight on their album titles and 2014's Futurology is designed as a conscious counterpoint to 2013's Rewind the Film. That record wound up closing an era where the Manics looked back toward their own history as a way of moving forward, but Futurology definitively opens a new chapter for the Welsh trio, one where they're pushing into uncharted territory. Never mind that, by most standards this charge toward the future is also predicated on the past, with the group finding fuel within the robotic rhythms of Krautrock and the arty fallout of punk; within the context of the Manics, this is a bracing, necessary shift in direction. All the death disco, free-range electronics, Low homages, and Teutonic grooves, suit the situational politics of the Manics, perhaps even better than the AOR-inspired anthems that have been their stock in trade, but the words -- crafted, as ever, by Nicky Wire, who remains obsessed with self-recriminations, injustice and rallying cries -- aren't the focus here."
01. Futurology (3:06) 02. Walk Me to the Bridge (3:15) 03. Let's Go to War (2:58) 04. The Next Jet to Leave Moscow (3:23) 05. Europa Geht Durch Mich (3:24) 06. Divine Youth (3:23) 07. Sex Power Love and Money (3:14) 08. Dreaming a City (Hughesovka) (4:40) 09. Black Square (4:08) 10. Between the Clock and the Bed (3:35) 11. Misguided Missile (4:20) 12. The View From Stow Hill (4:09) 13. Mayakovsky (3:41) 14. Antisocialmanifesto (3:01) 15. Kodawari (3:20) 16. Ocean Spray (Live at the O2) (4:35) 17. You Love Us (Live at the O2) (3:32)