It was the number one album in Europe's for two weeks, and it has been certified Platinum one million copies by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. The album's success ensured that by the band had sold more than three million albums worldwide. The CD and streaming releases also include various demos, B-sides and remixes. The album was generally well received by critics. Nicky's opaque verses lend themselves more readily to poetic contemplation, and James responds with his most incontrovertibly delicate vocals, singing as opposed to lacerating his larynx in the quest for empathy.
Sputnikmusic wrote in that the album was "the most indecisive piece of works [sic] in the Manic's [sic] canon. Technically proficient and brilliantly written in spats", finishing with: "Still, This Is My Truth's spot as one of the bands [sic] weakest releases is often overstated, if only because the rot was just beginning and the future predicted a bigger storm to come. Sarah Zupko, writing for Pitchfork , said that the album was her "album of the year so far", stating that "The Manic Street Preachers are also one of the few groups capable of integrating orchestral instruments in a way that still produces great rock music check out the cello in "My Little Empire" , always avoiding the schmaltzy elevator music that can result when some rock musos get a hold of an orchestra.
Meanwhile, they manage to infuse some quite dour lyrics with some of the most haunting melodies in rock this side of Radiohead. Bradfield and Moore seldom choose the obvious chords, arrangements and melodies, resulting in music that is heads- and- tails above almost any band on the planet.
The Independent gave the album a positive review, saying that: "In their first album as a true trio, the Manics deliver another slab of anthemic rock that manages to be gloomy yet uplifting. Their recent hit single is one of the more joyous moments here, but they also offer class introspection. AllMusic praised the album, calling it "a strangely effective fusion of string-drenched, sweeping arena rock and impassioned, brutally honest punk ", noting that it contains "a searing passion and intelligence that is unmatched among their peers on either side of the ocean — and, in doing so, it emphasizes the Manics' uniqueness as one of the few bands of the '90s that can deliver albums as bracing intellectually as they are sonically.
Sadly, the albums made after his [Edwards'] departure prove the Preachers were, after all, a James gang. The album was a critical success; on end-of-the-year critics lists it achieved the following accolades:. Reflecting on the album, Drowned in Sound in said that This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours is "sad" and is a "stately, tender lament to their past" stating that: "Just as the Holy Bible was Richey's, this is Nicky's more than anything; confused where Richey was focused, afraid of loneliness while Richey embraced it.
You can't escape the idea that he almost feels guilty for what they'd turned into, and that imbues This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours with a sadness and longing that wasn't immediately evident on its initial release.
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VinylKnights December 30, Report. Reply Notify me Helpful. KingAnimal November 25, Report. Does anyone own a copy of this with the more standard plastic sleeve, opening at the side, with the seal close to the edge of he flap? Or does yours also open at the top? Although the photos are nice it looks more like a glorified coffee table book, and that's not even starting on the contents. In many cases purely for contractual reasons, but more often than not, as filler to justify more than one edition of a single to be released and therefore ensure a high chart position for consecutive weeks.
Mogwai's take on 'You Stole The Sun From My Heart' stands out as the most interesting version here, an alliance no doubt constructed during the album tour when Stuart Braithwaite and co would endure the full wrath of the Manics' hardcore fanbase while opening for them every night. None of the live tracks which also appeared across various formats of This Is My Truth Nevertheless, this is a rewarding compendium if only as a means of re-evaluating an album that was promptly dismissed by some, yet when all's said and done, in many ways years ahead of its time.
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Lyrics 9. The Everlasting Lyrics Tsunami Lyrics This scan lists the correct HP highest position of 13 for the album. Retrieved 12 July Top Singles Week Commencing 19th April ". Top peaks from January to December Ryan, Gavin Australia's Music Charts Retrieved 13 September Retrieved 3 March Retrieved 31 May Archived from the original on 22 March Retrieved 31 July Archived from the original on 24 January Retrieved 18 July British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 18 February Retrieved 4 March Archived from the original on 10 September Archived from the original on 13 June Archived from the original PDF on 21 MayMay 29, · referencing This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours, CD, Album, RM + CD + CD, Comp, RM + 20t, After waiting ages for an anniversary reissue I was actually pretty disappointed in this release. Although the photos are nice it looks more like a glorified coffee table book, and that's not even starting on the contents.4/5().