The album became a commercial and critical success and is still a fine example of Britpop.
Manic Street Preachers originally gained a loyal following and cult status with their combination of androgynous glam punk imagery, outspoken invective and songs aboutalienation, boredom and despair.
The band's later albums retained a leftist politicization and intellectual lyrical style, while adopting a broader alternative rock sound, especially after the mysterious disappearance of lyricist and rhythm guitarist Richey Edwards in 1995.
Everything Must Go is the Manics fourth album and was released in 1996. [...more...]