Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Manics Top 50s - 5th May 2015 part 1

Today we have two returning contributors from last time and a new fresh perspective to mix it up.  Our first chart speaks for itself with a personal contribution, the following two tend to lean towards the early half of the band's career but have a good cross-section from the rest of the albums.

Now seems a good time to update on those no vote album tracks after a glut of recent charts and we now have GT, GATS, THB, EMG, KYE, JFPL and PFAYM with a full complement of votes for their songs.  Of those not mentioned I think I'm right in saying that all of them are only one short of making it so if you haven't voted yet you may make the difference for one of your favourites!!  One of them is actually a single, shock horror.  More charts to follow from the 5th later tonight.....

wade fletcher @wade_fletch

"I’m not sure how many Manics fans came to the band because of something they read in USA Today, but that’s me. And all because of the so-called ill-fated Cuba trip (which I think was brilliant!). I'd heard of the band, but only in the context of them being lumped in with other 90's alternative bands, and had never heard their music. But I was fascinated by a short blurb in the paper, which I believe quoted Nicky, and mentioned the band’s trip to Cuba as being historic. I ran into a used copy of Know Your Enemy shortly thereafter and it quickly and quirkily agreed with my political-punk sensibilities (and I carried a cassette copy of the album on my own bicycle trip to the island a couple years later). Lifeblood soon followed, as the first Manics record to be released while I was a fan. I was disappointed at first by the lack of more overtly-political songs, but quickly came to love the record. And hence, both albums feature heavily on my chart. I’d list all of KYE if I could, if there only weren’t so many other stellar tracks across their catalog."

wade fletcher Top 50
1. Motorcycle Emptiness
2. Faster
3. Baby Elian
4. A Design For Life
5. 4 Ever Delayed
6. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
7. Ready for Drowning
8. All is Vanity
9. You Love Us
10. Sleepflower
11. Solitude Sometimes Is
12. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
13. PCP
14. Dead Martyrs     
15. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
16. From Despair to Where
17. Motown Junk
18. Prologue to History
19. Show Me the Wonder
20. The Masses Against the Classes
21. Intravenous Agnostic
22. Epicentre
23. Everything Must Go
24. Born a Girl
25. Nat West-Barclays-Midlands-Lloyds
26. Little Baby Nothing
27. Black Square
28. Freedom of Speech Won’t Feed My Children
29. Postcards From a Young Man
30. Found that Soul
31. Me and Stephen Hawking
32. Walk Me to the Bridge
33. 30-Year War
34. Tsunami
35. Stay Beautiful
36. Cardiff Afterlife
37. 1985
38. Journal for Plague Lovers
39. Leviathan
40. You Stole the Sun from My Heart
41. Ocean Spray
42. To Repel Ghosts
43. Let Robeson Sing
44. Slash N' Burn
45. Rewind the Film
46. The Love of Richard Nixon
47. Methadone Pretty
48. We Are All Bourgeois Now
49. Auto-Intoxication
50. Royal Correspondent

By Era
Generation Terrorists 8
Gold Against the Soul 2
The Holy Bible 3
Everything Must Go 2
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 6
Know Your Enemy 10
Lifeblood 5
Send Away the Tigers 1
Journal for Plague Lovers 3
Postcards From a Young Man 2
Rewind the Film 3
Futurology 2
Others 3


Mild Manics @MildManics
1. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
2. Sleepflower
3. Yes
4. Judge Yr'self
5. Stay Beautiful
6. Roses in the Hospital
7. 4st 7lb
8. Black Dog on my Shoulder
9. This Joke Sport Severed
10. Small Black Flowers That Grow In The Sky
11. A Design For Life
12. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
13. From Despair to Where
14. Motorcycle Emptiness
15. Empty Souls
16. Theme From MASH (Suicide is Painless)
17. Found That Soul
18. PCP
19. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
20. Motown Junk
21. You Love Us
22. Faster
23. Slash N' Burn
24. You Stole the Sun From My Heart
25. Bored Out Of My Mind
26. Out Of Time
27. Born a Girl
28. To Repel Ghosts
29. Ocean Spray
30. Autumnsong
31. Nat West - Barclays - Midlands - Lloyds
32. ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart
33. A Song For Departure
34. Working Class Hero
35. Condemned to Rock 'N' Roll
36. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
37. Last Christmas
38. Mr Carbohydrate
39. Me And Stephen Hawking
40. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
41. Prologue to History
42. Everything Must Go
43. His Last Painting
44. Drug Drug Druggy
45. Australia
46. Sex, Power, Love and Money
47. Door to the River
48. Melancholyme
49. Been a Son
50. The Ghost of Christmas

By Era
Generation Terrorists 9
Gold Against the Soul 5
The Holy Bible 6
Everything Must Go 6
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 5
Know Your Enemy 4
Lifeblood 3
Send Away the Tigers 2
Journal for Plague Lovers 3
Postcards From a Young Man 0
Rewind the Film 1
Futurology 1
Others 5


Lindsay Wood @fluffdanuff
1. Solitude Sometimes Is
2. A Song For Departure
3. Theme From MASH (Suicide is Painless)
4. Motorcycle Emptiness
5. A Design For Life
6. Faster
7. Some Kind of Nothingness
8. Don't Be Evil
9. Pretension/Repulsion
10. Me And Stephen Hawking
11. Show Me the Wonder
12. 30-Year War
13. The Next Jet to Leave Moscow
14. My Guernica 
15. Black Holes for the Young
16. Revol
17. Condemned to Rock 'N' Roll
18. Patrick Bateman 
19. Anthem For a Lost Cause
20. Archives of Pain
21. Between the Clock and the Bed
22. Die in the Summertime
23. Sleepflower
24. From Despair to Where
25. Stay Beautiful
26. Yes
27. Are Mothers Saints
28. Charles Windsor
29. Democracy Coma
30. Donkeys
31. Velocity Girl
32. Little Baby Nothing
33. Mr Carbohydrate
34. Prologue to History
35. Sex, Power, Love and Money
36. Starlover
37. Too Cold Here 
38. The Drowners 
39. This is Yesterday 
40. Further Away
41. PCP
42. You Love Us
43. Ready For Drowning
44. Underdogs
45. Freedom of Speech Won't Feed My Children
46. Soul Contamination
47. Roses in the Hospital
48. Europa Geht Durch Mich
49. The Everlasting
50. You Stole the Sun From My Heart

By Era
Generation Terrorists 9
Gold Against the Soul 7
The Holy Bible 9
Everything Must Go 4
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 5
Know Your Enemy 2
Lifeblood 2
Send Away the Tigers 1
Journal for Plague Lovers 2
Postcards From a Young Man 2
Rewind the Film 3
Futurology 4
Others 0

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