This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours The Welsh band has already earned a footnote in rock history with the disappearance of rhythm guitarist and songwriter Richey James Edwards (presumed dead) four… This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours The Welsh band has already earned a footnote in rock history with the disappearance of rhythm guitarist and songwriter Richey James Edwards (presumed dead) four… Manic Street Preachers
Music Review

This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (1999)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Lead Performance: Manic Street Preachers

The Welsh band has already earned a footnote in rock history with the disappearance of rhythm guitarist and songwriter Richey James Edwards (presumed dead) four years ago. His absence is felt: Their best efforts, particularly the 1994 screed called Holy Bible, were triumphs of sheer will and caustic attitude. Sadly, the albums made after his departure prove the Preachers were, after all, a James gang. How else to explain such treacly dreck on This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours as ''You Stole the Sun From My Heart'' and ''You're Tender and You're Tired.'' This is my truth: The album is lucky to get a C-

Originally posted Jun 18, 1999 Published in issue #490 Jun 18, 1999 Order article reprints
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