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Manic Street Preachers – I’m Leaving You for Solitude

September 1, 2010 by  

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Manic Street Preachers – I’m Leaving You for Solitude

NAME: Manic Street Preachers
SINGLE: I’m Leaving You for Solitude
DATE: 17August2010

LABEL: Columbia


FIVE WORD REVIEW: Dull Dull Dull Dull Dull


LINE UP:James Dean Bradfield (vocals, guitars), Nicky Wire (bass, occasional vocals) and Sean Moore (drums, backing vocals, occasional trumpet)


WHAT’S THE STORY?: The Manics start the buzz around new album ‘Postcards From A Young Man’ with an exclusive free acoustic track to coincide with the release of new (and vastly superior) single ‘(It’s Not War) – Just the End of Love.’

SOUNDS LIKE: The song chugs along harmlessly enough but there’s nothing to really grab the attention here; sub-Oasis acoustic guitars dutifully strum their way through the same few chords and every now and again the key changes to ease you out of the stupor this track has undoubtedly lulled you into. ‘I’m Leaving You for Solitude’ goes absolutely nowhere, rendering the listener prone and bewildered, like an unwilling member of a campfire singalong that doesn’t stop. Ever. A lazy solo in the middle does nothing to ressurect the song or your attention and proceedings end with an overwhelming ‘was that it?’ feeling. Oh dear.

No, there is no such thing as a free lunch here but take heart. The single ‘(It’s Not War) – Just the End of Love’ that you get to fork over your shiny pennies for is actually quite good, and the upcoming album sounds promising. Just don’t bother wasting 3 mins 22 seconds of your life on this. It’ll feel way longer and you will never get that time back.

YOU’LL LIKE THIS IF: Watching paint dry sounds like a wild night out.


Submitted By Nadia



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