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Gold Against the Soul [Import]

Manic Street PreachersAudio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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“The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for your whole life. And the most important thing is—it must be something you cannot possibly do.” (Henry Moore)

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  • Audio CD (February 9, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Columbia Europe
  • ASIN: B000025KKX
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,310 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Sleepflower
2. From Despair To Where
3. Tritesse Durera (Scream T
4. Yourself
5. Life Becoming A Landslide
6. Drug Drug Druggy
7. Roses In The Hospital
8. Nostalgic Pushead
9. Symphony Of Tourette
10. Gold Against The Soul

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Aussie version of the Welsh alternative rock act's sophomore album originally released in 1993 and currently out of print in the U.S.. Featuring the singles, 'Roses In The Hospital', 'From Despair To Where' & 'La Tritesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh)'. Standard Jewelcase.

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4.0 out of 5 stars OK. So it's not the Holy Bible. SO WHAT? May 8, 2000
Format:Audio CD
It really gets to me when people whine about this album. If any of you could produce something this good then I wish you'd get on with it because you're guarenteed a buyer. This was the first manics album I purchased and I love it to THIS day. Sleepflower, Yourself, Life Becoming a landslide, Nostalgic Pushead... It's a breath of fresh air before the self destruction of The Holy Bible and after the political genius of Generation Terrorists. No it isn't the most immediate of albums, and no it doesn't carry as clear a message as The Holy Bible, but musically it is as good and worth the same amount of credit. Yes the Manics admit it is their weakest album, but that is what Radiohead said about Pablo Honey and readers of a high profile British music Mag have just rated it Number seven, just below the White Album. If you don't like this album then fair enough but if you discredit it just because it isn't as popular then the others then you have done the Manics and yourself a great disfavour.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Weakest (but enjoyable) album June 12, 1999
Format:Audio CD
On their second effort, the Manics went for a more mainstream AOR approach than the heavy hair metal of their debut record Generation Terrorists. There's significant on all levels. The essemble playing's much improved and tighter with occasional nods to funk. The songs are fleshed out with better riffs and varied parts including the occasional string arrangements. Finally, the lyrics have gone from political sloganeering to the personal, painting a stark depression. Many of the lines are simply stunning. In fact, among their five current albums, this is second to The Holy Bible in overall lyrics.
So why is this album then stunningly weaker than their debut? Well, ironically their musical improvements has turned them here into Queen (James Dean Bradfield's voice remarkable sounds like Freddie Mercury here.) Full of arena rock cliches (overdone solos, synths, cheesy shout-along choruses) which simply undoes the lyrics. Often, it simply sounds like the singer and music is completely oblivious to the lyrics. Moreover, the production is polished to the point of being sterile, while the playing is accomplished yet bloodless. Gold Against the Soul entirely misses the youthful exhuberance and self-belief of their debut.
That said, there are a few strong rockers here, namely Sleepflower and From Despair to Where and great sing-alongs like Roses in the Hospital and Drug Drug Druggy. Most of it sounds great in the car, and fans of 80s hard rock (like myself) will eat this up anyway. Overall, it is an enjoyable listen; but, given the promise of the album, it falls short by a mile.
Much of the problem with Gold Against the Soul lies in that the Manics really wanted to make a very commercial record.
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3.0 out of 5 stars ...and why not? April 1, 2001
By GeoX
Format:Audio CD
This is fun. It really is. Easily the Manics' most--dare I say it?--pop-oriented album, but since when was catchiness a bad thing? I really can't stand elitism of that nature. Of course, that's not to say that the album is entirely good, even as far as it goes: it has a tendency to become just loud and annoying at times. Drug Drug Druggy, Roses in the Hospital (great title on that one, though), Sleepflower, the title track--they all feel like they're about to develop into something really great, but then they never do. They're not bad; they're just kind of...there.
On the other hand! We have Life Becoming a Landslide, which has a great groove and really shows what they were trying to do with the whole album. We have Nostalgic Pushead, which works thanks to the indelible chorus. We have Yourself, which is hard and loud in a good way. And of course, we have We have La Tristesse Durera, which is just plain fantastic.
So what are you going to do? Probably not the best choice for your first Manics album, but let's face it: once you're a fan, you're going to buy it, and that's that. Come for the highly comical liner picture of James Dean Bradfield screaming into the microphone (maybe his legs are on fire?); stay for the quality tunes.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the haircuts, enjoy the music January 15, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Not since Billy Idol's early 80s heyday has there been a group of nastier-looking punks making such radio-friendly music.
For all their snarling lips and spiked hair, on Gold Against the Soul, the Manic Street Preachers wanted a hit and wanted it bad. In North America, "Scream to a Sigh", a formula pop song of the highest order, almost did it for them.
Same can be said of "From Despair to Where", which lets the world finally find out what a Styx with talent might have sounded like. And I mean that in a good way...
Lyricists Nicky Wire and Richy James' topics range from depression to, well, depression, offering personal takes on suicide, sickness, separation, drugs, politics and, yes, even Tourette's Syndrome. Surprisingly, the heavy subjects don't come off as heavy-handed, thanks to the upbeat music of Sean Moore and James Bradfield.
Not as strong a CD as the biting The Holy Bible, but an admirable step toward it. Ignore the haircuts, enjoy the music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great Manics Album June 7, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I really enjoyed listening to this album. Musically I don't think this is the best album the Manics have released, but still there are great songs like "Life Becoming A Landslide", "From Despair To Where" and "La Tristesse Durera" which are uniqe both lyrically and musically. The lyrics on the album show a band, which is influenced by society (esp.where they come from) and has got their own ideas! MANIC STREET PREACHERS sure know how to use their minds!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
If you don't like this album, or you think its a sell out, you're beyond help.
Published 1 month ago by Allan Elder
4.0 out of 5 stars you were an extinction, a desert heat
The hype for the first and third albums overshadowed Gold Against The Soul. The Manics themselves criticized it shortly after it came out, and refused to play most of the songs on... Read more
Published on May 29, 2011 by Angry Mofo
5.0 out of 5 stars Have to right some wrongs here
I would have given this four stars but I hope my five drags this out of the 3.5 level. I like this album and offer this personal review. Read more
Published on June 19, 2006 by J. M. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars actually
The Manics' second album is always the "forgotten one". However, I think it's actually better than their debut, where every track tended to sound the same after while (and it's a... Read more
Published on March 30, 2005 by Sakos
5.0 out of 5 stars Better then EMG, almost as good as BIble
i'd like to know what everyones problem with this album is. i think it's one of the best in the bands whole catalouge. Read more
Published on June 21, 2004 by F. A Ognibene
2.0 out of 5 stars Middle of the classics
I waited a lot for this album because Manic Street Preacher's first album Generation Terrorists was so brilliant. After the listing Gold Against the Soul, I have to say something. Read more
Published on October 26, 2003 by Juha Ylinen
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the Holy Trinity
I wouldn't agree that this is the Manics' "pop"piest album. I'd look to This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours for that. Read more
Published on November 4, 2002 by "tabbreathe"
4.0 out of 5 stars So alright, it's not as great but it has its moments
I don't agree with the people who say that it's the Manic Street Preachers' "polished album" or "American album" whatsoever. Read more
Published on November 23, 2001
3.0 out of 5 stars It paid their bills...
1. Music is full of gusto; jagged guitars and screaming melodicism from James. 2. Understandably, lyrics are no cause for academic analysis when compared to those of The Holy... Read more
Published on December 28, 2000 by Nathan Joyce
4.0 out of 5 stars On the verge of brilliance
Many MSP fans will tell you that their finest album is, without a doubt, The Holy Bible, and, whilst this offering is admittedly not up to the standard of its successor, it is... Read more
Published on September 22, 2000 by stu
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