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Manic Street Preachers

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The Resume

    (1991- )
    Formed in Blackwood, Wales
    James Dean Bradfield (February 21, 1969- ), vocalist/guitarist
    Richey Edwards (December 22, 1967-February 1, 1995?), guitarist
    Nicky Wire (January 20, 1969- ), bass guitarist
    Sean Moore (July 30, 1970), drummer
    Recorded 'Generation Terrorists,' 'Gold Against The Soul,' 'The Holy Bible,' 'Everything Must Go,' 'This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours' and 'Know Your Enemy'
    Performs 'From Despair to Where,' 'Motorcycle Emptiness,' 'There by the Grace of God,' 'So Why So Sad,' 'Faster,' 'A Design for Life,' 'Suicide Is Painless,' 'The Masses Against the Classes,' 'The Girl Who Wanted to be God,' 'Kevin Carter,' 'Life Becoming A Landslide' and 'Door to the River'

Why they might be annoying:

    They like to dress up in glamorous clothing and put on a lot of eyeliner.
    They put a lot of political ideas and language into their music.
    After the release of 'Everything Must Go,' they were supposed to be on an American tour with Oasis but it got cancelled after a big feud.
    They have no interest in American music labels and most of their albums are rare to find in America.
    Richey carved the words, '4 Real' in his arm during an interview.
    Richey mutilated some of his body parts and had a few tattoos.
    They are pro Fidel Castro.

Why they might not be annoying:

    They're are a unique music type, blending psychedelic rock, britpop, soft gothic rock, alternative and new-wave.
    On February 1, 1995, Richey checked out of a London hotel and went back to his apartment, he then disappeared leaving important items there including his credit card and passport.
    His abandoned car was found within a week on the Severen Bridge, a bridge that was common for suicides and he was presumed dead.
    Many fans still believe that Richey isn't dead and that he just left music for a while. There have been some 'sightings' since then.
    They've been compared to Radiohead, Pulp, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Verve, Stereophonics and Nirvana.
    They're influenced by The Clash, The Sex Pistols and U2.
    'Everything Must Go' was a huge hit all over the world (except America) and it went multi-platinum, winning them many awards for it.
    'This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours' was a huge hit all over the world, also going multi-platinum, gaining them awards and a lot of public interest.
    James said: 'We came to feel we were a part of a culture that didn't exist anymore. We wanted to believe in something and didn't find anything to believe in. We wanted to attach some new-found intelligence or theory to the place and class we came from. But we were always confused, always contradictory, always very suspicious.'

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 6 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 24 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 78 Votes: 52.56% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 193 Votes: 41.97% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 62 Votes: 45.16% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 17 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 32 Votes: 53.12% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 53 Votes: 60.38% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 73 Votes: 75.34% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 192 Votes: 56.77% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 2246 Votes: 42.34% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 259 Votes: 60.23% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 474 Votes: 46.84% Annoying