Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Music Talk
Reload this Page >

Manic Street Preachers: "Postcards From A Young Man" - Sept. 20

Music Talk Discuss music in all its forms: CD, MP3, DVD-A, SACD and of course live

Manic Street Preachers: "Postcards From A Young Man" - Sept. 20

Old 09-17-10, 05:15 PM
  #1  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Posts: 1,550
Manic Street Preachers: "Postcards From A Young Man" - Sept. 20

Tracklisting:

1. "(It's Not War) Just the End of Love"
2. "Postcards from a Young Man"
3. "Some Kind of Nothingness" (feat. Ian McCulloch)
4. "The Descent (Pages 1 & 2)"
5. "Hazleton Avenue"
6. "Auto-Intoxication"
7. "Golden Platitudes"
8. "I Think I've Found It"
9. "A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun"
10. "All We Make Is Entertainment"
11. "The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever"
12. "Don't Be Evil"



Anyone hear this yet? I've been listening to it nonstop for a week plus and love it. It's definitely no sequel to "Journal For Plague Lovers," and reminds me quite a bit of "Everything Must Go" in the way it followed "The Holy Bible."
monkey is offline  
Old 09-17-10, 05:22 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 9,464
Re: Manic Street Preachers: "Postcards From A Young Man" - Sept. 20

Sweet!!!!!!! Man, I love how this guys crank out albums.
Daytripper is offline  
Old 09-17-10, 08:02 PM
  #3  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,494
Re: Manic Street Preachers: "Postcards From A Young Man" - Sept. 20

and for the completists the import 2CD UK edition has a second disc of all the songs in demo version.

and excuse my language, but they better tour the states for this release and come down to fuckin' Washington DC this go round
Giles is offline  
Old 09-17-10, 10:45 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 9,464
Re: Manic Street Preachers: "Postcards From A Young Man" - Sept. 20

Originally Posted by Giles View Post
and for the completists the import 2CD UK edition has a second disc of all the songs in demo version.

and excuse my language, but they better tour the states for this release and come down to fuckin' Washington DC this go round
I agree Giles. WTF!? I couldn't go to Philadelphia to see them during the week. When was the last time they played D.C.?
Daytripper is offline  
Old 09-17-10, 11:27 PM
  #5  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,494
Re: Manic Street Preachers: "Postcards From A Young Man" - Sept. 20

the year is escaping me, but there was a date and everything for them to perform at the 9:30 Club, but a family member of one of the band members got seriousily ill and the Manics had to cancel the tour.

it didn't dawn on me til I remembered that Sept. 20th, which is a Monday - that this news is for the UK release. There's been no official word what the street date/US release of the album will be - CDWow and Amazon (including postage and handling) is listing the 2CD version at around 26 bucks (give or take the dollar to pound conversion rate), obviousily the single CD edition is less than that.
Giles is offline  
Old 09-17-10, 11:34 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 9,464
Re: Manic Street Preachers: "Postcards From A Young Man" - Sept. 20

Originally Posted by Giles View Post
the year is escaping me, but there was a date and everything for them to perform at the 9:30 Club, but a family member of one of the band members got seriousily ill and the Manics had to cancel the tour.

it didn't dawn on me til I remembered that Sept. 20th, which is a Monday - that this news is for the UK release. There's been no official word what the street date/US release of the album will be - CDWow and Amazon (including postage and handling) is listing the 2CD version at around 26 bucks (give or take the dollar to pound conversion rate), obviousily the single CD edition is less than that.
I have to see this band live at least once in my lifetime. So if they don't come to D.C. I'll do my best to go see them in Philly or NYC.
Daytripper is offline  
Old 09-17-10, 11:42 PM
  #7  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,494
Re: Manic Street Preachers: "Postcards From A Young Man" - Sept. 20

actually they don't have a single excuse not to perform in the DC area if and when they announce the next North American tour - most every UK band has made it a point to play at the 9:30 - why their booker blatantly ignored it's Washington/Baltimore fans is unexcuseable (but hey alot of bands don't make it to our city) - the death of WHFS and specifically 'Now Hear This' was a terrible blow to the city and it's credibilty as a tour stop for many up and coming and well established UK and international bands. The last time the Manics officially played remotely near DC was when they were one of the opening bands for Oasis at Nissan Pavillion.
Giles is offline  
Old 10-14-10, 01:13 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 9,464
Re: Manic Street Preachers: "Postcards From A Young Man" - Sept. 20

Just heard the album and I really like it. It debuted in the top 10 in the UK (no surprise). But in it's third week, at #22. Sample the songs:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Postcards-Yo...7035414&sr=1-1

And first video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHXGRquy5Ok
Daytripper is offline  
Old 10-14-10, 10:48 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Hero
 
slop101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 39,920
Re: Manic Street Preachers: "Postcards From A Young Man" - Sept. 20

I didn't like the album at first because it was so over-produced (an orchestra on most of the songs and a rather overbearing choir didn't help), but the songs are so good, that I overcame that and I can't stop listening to it now. Fantastic album full of great songs. Though I'm not sure why they let Wire sing on song #11 - he's okay on backing vocals, but the dude cannot carry a tune on his own and is terrible as a lead vocalist.
slop101 is offline  
Old 10-15-10, 08:57 PM
  #10  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,494
Re: Manic Street Preachers: "Postcards From A Young Man" - Sept. 20

^ I didn't mind it the first time, but again the Manics have pulled it off ... again! producing another solid album - one of my faves of the year.
Giles is offline  
Old 10-15-10, 11:00 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Hero
 
slop101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 39,920
Re: Manic Street Preachers: "Postcards From A Young Man" - Sept. 20

I bet the American release will have bonus tracks that are b-sides from their single.
Any, or all of these:

- I'm Leaving You For Solitude (a decent song, but definitely a "B-side")
- Distractions (a fantastic song, and would be one of the best from the album, were it on there)
- Ostpolitik (an okay instrumental - sounds like it was written for lyrics that never came)
slop101 is offline  
Old 10-19-10, 01:28 AM
  #12  
BDB
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Seattle
Posts: 20,874
Re: Manic Street Preachers: "Postcards From A Young Man" - Sept. 20

Somehow missed the release of this got it today.

Love some kind of nothingness - Ian McCulloch on backing vocals!
BDB is offline  
Old 10-19-10, 12:32 PM
  #13  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,494
Re: Manic Street Preachers: "Postcards From A Young Man" - Sept. 20

Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
I bet the American release will have bonus tracks that are b-sides from their single.
Any, or all of these:

- I'm Leaving You For Solitude (a decent song, but definitely a "B-side")
- Distractions (a fantastic song, and would be one of the best from the album, were it on there)
- Ostpolitik (an okay instrumental - sounds like it was written for lyrics that never came)
the vinyl had the bonus song I Know the Numbers
Giles is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.