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YMMV: Manic Street Preachers
  • Broken Base: There is a massive amount of disagreement between fans about which songs and albums are works of genius and which are indisputable proof that the Manics should have broken up after their first album/after Richey left/after Everything Must Go and many other things besides.This extremely long thread on a fansite is testament to these many disagreements.
  • Creator Worship: Richey to the point of absurdity, Nicky to a lesser degree.
  • First Installment Wins: Many consider the Generation Terrorists album and era to be the band's most exciting period, although some reserve this for The Holy Bible.
  • Magnum Opus: The Holy Bible for Richey Edwards, and possibly the band.
  • Never Live It Down: Even if the band admit it's an Old Shame, people probably won't forget that "worse than Hitler" quote anytime soon. Or wishing Michael Stipe would die of AIDS.
  • Nightmare Fuel: A lot of The Holy Bible falls under this. 'The Intense Humming of Evil' in particular.
    • "I wonder who you think you are. Do you damn well think you're God or something? God give life, God taketh it away, not you. I think you are the Devil itself." The opening to 'Archives of Pain', which is from the mother of one of serial killer Peter Sutcliffe's victims.

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