A fairly craven attempt at a commercial success that resulted in a mediocre song that very poorly represented its parent album, ‘You Stole the Sun From My Heart’ has little to recommend it.
Although it has often been criticised for one line of its lyrics, ‘The Everlasting’ is one of the most majestic Manics singles and a fine, dramatic opener for their fifth and highly successful album.
Proving to be an enormous commercial success and a big winner at the 1999 Brit Awards, This Is My Truth has still gone on to be seriously under-respected due to the dominance of mid-paced – but actually wonderful – songs.
Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, is not strictly a conventional subject for a song but a perfect one for a Manics B-side – and so it proves with ‘Montana/Autumn/78′.
With a host of interesting references, and an unforgettable piano-driven sense of drive, ‘Prologue to History’ is justly considered perhaps one of the best Manics B-sides yet released.