Ranking The Manics Songs: Gold Against The Soul

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Did you enjoy my first post? No? Go read it again. You did? Excellent, now we can proceed. Gold Against The Soul is unfairly maligned in my mind – fans, critics, and the band themselves aren’t the biggest fans. But what to do they know, it’s not like they had a hand in making the thing. Here’s my ranking of the songs from the second album:

  1. Life Becoming A Landslide
  2. Roses In The Hospital
  3. Sleepflower
  4. From Despair To Where
  5. La Tristesse Durera
  6. Drug Drug Druggy
  7. Yourself
  8. Symphony Of Tourette
  9. Nostalgic Pushead
  10. Gold Against The Soul

Those last five tracks are fairly interchangeable. Now, here’s how the album could, nay, should have turned out:

  1. Sleepflower
  2. From Despair To Where
  3. Hibernation
  4. La Tristesse Durera
  5. Are Mothers Saints
  6. Us Against You
  7. Comfort Comes (replace this with Donkeys if you so desire – I’d be more inclined to have neither and keep an even ten tracks)
  8. Life Becoming A Landslide
  9. Roses In The Hospital
  10. Are Mothers Saints
  11. Patrick Bateman

Let us know your ranking in the comments!

3 thoughts on “Ranking The Manics Songs: Gold Against The Soul

  1. steveforthedeaf July 25, 2019 / 10:50 am

    I love this album more than the debut. I know I shouldn’t, is it so wrong? Roses and Scream are soundtracks to some ever green memories of a magnificent summer.

    • carlosnightman July 25, 2019 / 10:52 am

      I know a lot of fans feel the same way – there are five great songs, and five curios, and it’s those curios that the band don’t like talking about. But those five good ones are each big crowd-pleasing anthems fit to fill any stadium

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