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Send Away The Tigers

Send Away The Tigers by Manic Street Preachers
Released: May 2007
Label: RED
This, the Manics' eighth studio album, debuted at No. 2 on the UK charts, just below the Arctic Monkeys' Favourite Worst Nightmare, indicating the band still packs a commercial wallop in spite, or perhaps because of, more than 15 years of espousing anti-capitalist, working man sentiments. Those fanatic legions will find plenty to satisfy them here, including evidence that these guys borrowed as much from Cheap Trick as anyone -- "Imperial Bodybags" sounds like "I Want You to Want Me," only it's about, well, you can probably guess. Solidly Manics, maniacally solid.
Garrett Kamps