JOURNAL FOR PLAGUE LOVERS PRESS
Q - 'Simply a phenomenal rock record' *****
Uncut - 'A brave compelling record, stands shoulder to shoulder with The Manics best' ****
Sunday Times Culture - 'Great riff follows great riff. A triumphant album' CD OF THE WEEK ****
Mojo - 'A band aligning with its purest impulses - A triumph' ****
The Fly - 'The Manic Street Preachers have re established themselves as one of the most important bands of our generation' **** ½
Maxim's Album Of The Month - 'The Welsh legends have well and truly found their voice again - This is essential'
The Skinny - 'The Welsh trio’s most compelling work' ****
The Scotsman - 'Noble, sympathetic and celebratory'
Attitude - 'Stands up on its own as an angry, violent, unique piece of art'
NME - 'In years to come, this decade will be characterised as one of cheap and cowardly irony and obfuscation. In the realm of alternative rock Manic Street Preachers will be regarded as notable for successfully balancing sincerity and intelligence, regardless of what value those commodities hold at present. 'Journal For Plague Lovers' is an outstanding album in its own right and is not The Holy Bible. But then again, what is?' 8/10
Kerrang! - 'This is a record that HAD to be made, and it's an essential buy' KKKK
Independent On Sunday - 'The album of 2009 hands down no contest'
Clash Magazine - 'The spirits have lifted, the future is clear, welcome back Manic Street Preachers' 8/10
Observer Music Monthly - 'Not just a dignified salute to an absent friend but a cracking album in its own right' ****
The Guardian - 'A passionate rock album that honours the past, yet is very much of the present' ****