Friday, April 13, 2018

Resistance to Resistance Is Futile

Is it sacrilege to award a new Manic Street Preachers album only three stars if you're writing for a Welsh publication? If so, guilty as charged. Still, Resistance Is Futile - for the most part a retreading of former glories, both for better and for worse - is better than the insubstantial self-titled debut LP from much-hyped quartet Goat Girl.

Also reviewed in this month's issue of Buzz are new releases from The Damned, Josh T. Pearson, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Throbbing Gristle's Chris Carter, Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, A Hawk And A Hacksaw, Laura Viers and Daphne & Celeste - the latter one that I was keen to get my hands on, on the strength of the duo's previously released collaboration with Max Tundra, 'You & I Alone'.

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