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- Posted on Nov 21st 2010 3:15PM by Georgette Cline
The British rocker offered up the title to the new effort, which will serve as the eleventh album for the group. '70s Songs of Hatred and Failure' is set to feature material far removed from their previous release.
"The next album will be pure indulgence," Wire tells NME. "There's only so much melody stored in your body that you can physically get onto one record. It was just so utterly commercial and melodic."
Matching the quality of their last effort is a daunting task according to Wire. "And I'm not sure if we'll be able to go through that again," he explains. "Just on an energy level. It's much easier to fuck around and be self-indulgent than it is to do what we're doing with 'Postcards'."
As Manic Street Preachers begin recording tunes for '70s Songs of Hatred and Failure,' there's a nagging feeling they may not live up to the warm reception of 'Postcards.' But with 10 albums under their wing, the band has crafted a distinct sound, one that's earned them a loyal following.
"If you look at bands on their tenth album, very few of them have any relevance whatsoever," he states. "In terms of mass communication we achieved our relevance and did it on our own terms. This is our equivalent of 'Abbey Road'. From now on in, it's just 'The White Album' all the way."