i've gotta go with scarlett... wow. if you hear no soul, you're clearly listening with the intent to not hear it. and to call the chorus' end contrived... as to what? i really would like to know, i think this song is wonderful.
Easily the worst Manics song in recent years - you can tell Bradders just churned this out in 5 minutes, no thought, no melody, no soul, I didn't think they could write a tune that could out-suck Your Love Alone, but they've managed to do it. And god, his vocals just sound so horribly contrived when he repeats "this beauty here dipping neophobia". It's an utter insult to compare it to Small Black Flowers. Total crap.