Postcards from a Young Man

Release date
20 Sep 2010
Running length
31 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 (It's Not War) Just the End of Love 3:27 59,500
1 Postcards from a Young Man 3:35 38,636
2 This Joke Sport Severed (Live at Wolverhampton Civic Hall) 3:05 66
2 Inky Fingers 2:40 1,176
3 Engage With Your Shadow 3:24 976
3 Some Kind of Nothingness 3:47 33,726
3 Peeled Apples (Live at Wolverhampton Civic Hall) 3:29 63
4 The Descent - (Pages 1 & 2) 3:25 11,885
4 Marlon J.D. (Live at Belfast Ulster Hall) 2:50 23
4 Kiss My Eyes For Eternity 2:55 1,045
5 Hazelton Avenue 3:22 23,409
6 Auto-Intoxication 3:47 21,274
7 Golden Platitudes 4:23 21,572
8 I Think I Found It 3:06 19,876
9 A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun 3:39 20,601
10 All We Make Is Entertainment 4:14 19,960
11 The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever 3:38 17,848
12 Don't Be Evil 3:18 18,074
1 (It's Not War) Just the End of Love (Demo) 3:28 1,685
2 Postcards from a Young Man (Demo) 3:31 1,562
3 Some Kind of Nothingness (Demo) 3:55 1,487
4 The Descent - (Pages 1 & 2) (Demo) 3:21 43
5 Hazelton Avenue (Demo) 3:03 1,381
6 Auto-Intoxication (Demo) 3:45 1,328
7 Golden Platitudes (Demo) 4:20 1,325
8 I Think I Found It (Demo) 3:04 1,266
9 A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun (Demo) 3:29 1,297
10 All We Make Is Entertainment (Demo) 3:41 1,243
11 The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever (Demo) 3:43 1,241
12 Don't Be Evil (Demo) 3:27 1,166

About this album

1.”(It’s Not War) Just The End Of Love”
2.”Postcards From A Young Man”
3.”Some Kind of Nothingness” (feat. Ian McCulloch)
4.”The Descent – (Pages 1 & 2)”
5.”Hazleton Avenue”
7.”Golden Platitudes”
8.”I Think I’ve Found It”
9.”A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun”
10.”All We Make Is Entertainment”
11.”The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever”
12.”Don’t Be Evil”

Postcards From a Young Man is the tenth studio album by the alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers. The Manics have been recording the album (provisionally titled It’s Not War - Just the End of Love) since October 2009. Due to be released on 27 September 2010, the album will be supported by the Manics’ most extensive tour of the UK to date. Manics singer/lead guitarist James Dean Bradfield and bassist Nicky Wire have both referred to the album as “one last shot at mass communication”

In an interview for the NME, Bradfield said that “We’re going for big radio hits on this one … It isn’t a follow-up to Journal For Plague Lovers.” Nicky Wire has said, “We’ve always been about infiltrating the mainstream. It was a conscious decision this time to want to hear ourselves on the radio. Our mantra at the start was, ‘If you’ve got something to say, say it to as many people as possible’.” Wire has also compared the upcoming album to the Aerosmith album Pump, saying that “It’s going to be an amazing album…Send Away The Tigers was Permanent Vacation, this next one is our Pump.”

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  • Siberiandreamer

    A bit disappointed they didn't carry on with the sound from the previous album; but there's still a lot of quality here. It kinda manages to succeed in the sounds that the more mediocre output failed at.

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • LidaWay

    i love this album and tim roth

    27 May 2012 Reply
  • borgy

    Fantastic album. I feel like 'Journal For Plague Lovers' & 'Postcards From A Young Man' are a double album. 1 side dark 1 side light (well the lyrics are still dark on some tracks but the music is upbeat).

    14 Apr 2012 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    what Send Away The Tigers tried to be but failed. This is definitely one of their better albums.

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Depeche81

    love it , it´s still Manic

    5 Feb 2012 Reply
  • digitalyzm

    great!1 <3

    7 Jan 2012 Reply
  • gutlesswonder

    This is a brilliant album, I love all of their albums! :D

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Dandy-Jon

    this is an amazing album.

    17 Sep 2011 Reply
  • f_k_o_s

    How can this album in any way be called dreadful? I honestly find that sentiment to be baffling. It is their strongest album in 15 years.

    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Accept-Yourself

    Seriously some of the comments on this are deluded. It's by far their worst album or one of their worst albums along with SATT, KYE and LB. Hope they return back to form after their break and with the next album. This one is dreadful.

    29 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Hetfield55

    oh jesus christ --- the whole album - larger than life --- this is their legacy to the world! musically and lyrically on top of their mastery. leaves me breathless, speechless....

    12 Nov 2010 Reply
  • PrettyStar

    мощь!есть еще люди умеющие строгать настоящий рок

    1 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Lempea

    Oh man this album is great! I actually never really listened to them since "This is my truth", so that's a great surprise.

    7 Oct 2010 Reply
  • egzystencjal

    great album

    2 Oct 2010 Reply
  • johnny7gun

    i really like it...i almost gave up on them after Lifeblood.I think its the best ive heard from them since TIMTTMY

    26 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Deardeadfriend

    People are being too harsh on this... It's certainly not their best but still, they know how to write wonderful melodies.

    23 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Anark1

    Brilliant album!

    23 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Martinjsh

    Album is OK, but it slowly grows on you. I was expecting something more like Journal For Plague Lowers with pitchy and cracking guitars, open drums... But this album is acceptable as well.

    23 Sep 2010 Reply
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    22 Sep 2010 Reply
  • musialmati

    Opening, Auto-Intoxication and Don't be evil THE BEST

    22 Sep 2010 Reply
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