4. Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible
I’ll never forget when I first heard this album. An elderstatesman of the Cambridge scene (who later turned out to be a complete twat, naturally) gave me a lift home one night and put this on in the car, destroying what remained of my childhood optimism, replacing it with a purposeful disgust towards humanity that would become a key component of my music from that moment on. It also introduced me to post-punk, and life was then complete. I don’t know about you, but I always imagined the woman talking at the start of “Archives of Pain” to be the one on the cover.
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