2018 release - Resistance Is Futile.
Heads up, it's awful. Sounding like a Beautiful South record in parts and the rest is just tired, rehashed recycled MSP at their worst. Time to retire or get out of your comfort zone and use the talent to create and evolve the music to the next level. Boring!
The album cover hints a something dark and raw and edgy. What’s inside is anything but. Sure there’s one or two decent songs which hint at their punky,prickly past but the rest is forgettable, Radio 2 MOR blandness. James has a tendency on songs to try and shoehorn Nicky’s lyric onto a beat and this is evident in several tracks here. Some of Nicky’s lyrics are cringeworthy too. It seems the Manics have run their course creatively to me and if the 1992-95 Manics could see themselves now, they’d be pretty embarrassed I think. Amazon Review.