10 Perfect Britpop Albums Of The '90s

9. The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers

During the early '90s, Britpop was still sorting out what it wanted to be. The trails had yet to be blazed and most of the stuff coming out at the time was either still into the Manchester dance scene or just under the normal brand of indie rock. Those bands may have tried to make you move, but the Manic Street Preachers made you want to feel on the Holy Bible.

This was before that optimistic attitude really took over in full, and you can definitely feel the angst throughout every song on here. It's not the kind of teen angst that we were used to from the likes of Kurt Cobain though. The writing on here was a lot more close to the bone, especially when you have Richey Edwards talking about the skeletons in his closet and almost knowing that his time wasn't long for this world.

Although some bands may have been more focused on the hooks rather than the actual words, this is one of the few records that has catchy moments for days while also having genuinely terrifying moments laced in between. Though the alternative scene may have put grunge into the ground, some of those old scars never go away. We got one scar from Nine Inch Nails with the Downward Spiral, and The Holy Bible responded in kind.

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