Anorexic Rodin

Generic Ratings: 1: Crap. 2: Ok. 3: Good. 4: Great

The Manics return to the theme of the tortured artist using a real life past example as their template, similar to La Tristesse Durera. This is easily one of the best B-Sides of ‘recent’ Manics albums, ticking all of the boxes which made me love them in the first place – fast, heavy, melodic, emotional, and literate. It certainly is not a complicated song, following a rigid verse /chorus formula, but the opening minute ranks among my favourite the band has ever written, with crunching guitars and a scorching Bradfield vocal performance. There isn’t much for Nicky or Sean to do here, though Sean does get to tumble through the chorus in some style.

Misheard Lyric: You put the effort in the corn wheat

Actual Lyrics: You were the avatar, the conduit.

Anorexic Rodin: 4/Great


One thought on “Anorexic Rodin

  1. John Charet May 23, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    I totally agree with you about this song especially with the first minute ranking as some of their finest work. Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

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