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Stuart Bailie, writing for the NME, called the album "confusing" and "too much Slash and not enough burn", but did compliment its musicality, saying "the drums and guitars rumble higher in the mix, and massive, harmonising riffs are everywhere". [18] In his review for Vox, Keith Cameron remarked that the album showed Manic Street Preachers "skating gingerly over that treacherous Difficult Second Album ice". [25] Q 's Peter Kane was more critical, calling the album "superficially competent, of course, but scratch below the surface and you'll find few signs of life, just a vaguely expressed, bemused and bored dissatisfaction". [20] In Spin, Simon Reynolds opined that the band "motor-mouth a fine manifesto, but haven't got a musical bone between them". [26] I def­i­nite­ly want to paint a star­ry sky now. It often seems to me that the night is even more rich­ly coloured than the day, coloured in the most intense vio­lets, blues and greens. a b Jovanovic, Rob (2010). A Version of Reason: The Search for Richey Edwards. Hachette UK. ISBN 9781409111290. Offiziellecharts.de – Manic Street Preachers – Gold Against the Soul" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 3 July 2020.

Four singles were released from the album. " From Despair to Where" was the lead single. " La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)" was the second single from the album and it has been described by many as its highlight. The third single, " Roses in the Hospital", peaked at number 15 on the UK Singles Chart, the highest-charting single from the band's first three albums. [14] The fourth and final single, " Life Becoming a Landslide", charted at number 36, which would be the lowest charting single by the band until 2011's " Some Kind of Nothingness". [14]a b Kane, Peter (August 1993). "Manic Street Preachers: Gold Against the Soul". Q. No.83. p.89. Archived from the original on 11 March 2002 . Retrieved 4 January 2013. Other sources corroborate this e.g. here (with the letter in French) and here (describing his death). https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/arts/did-van-gogh-cut-off-his-ear-because-his-brother-was-engaged For the star­ry sky, I still very much hope to paint it, and per­haps one of these evenings I’ll be in the same ploughed field, if the sky is twin­kling bright­ly.” 9 “The Star­ry Night” (1889) by Vin­cent VanGogh.

a b c de Sylvia, Dave (20 August 2005). "Manic Street Preachers – Gold Against the Soul". Sputnikmusic . Retrieved 27 November 2012. Posthu­mous psy­chi­atric diag­noses sur­round Vin­cent like a cloud—or per­haps even a cloak of pro­tec­tion. In his own time, he was diag­nosed with epilep­sy, schiz­o­phre­nia and sub­stance abuse, topped with a hunch of bor­der­line per­son­al­i­ty and bipo­lar dis­or­der assigned long after his life had elapsed. Mania might have encour­aged his urge to paint, but sad­ness and fear found their redemp­tion in his warm colour stud­ies. “[I]nstead of giv­ing in to despair I chose active melan­choly,” Vin­cent wrote. 1 Tangari, Joe (17 January 2005). "Manic Street Preachers: The Holy Bible". Pitchfork . Retrieved 9 January 2012. a b Wilding, Philip (12 December 2017). "The Manic Street Preachers: Their best songs in their own words". Louder . Retrieved 19 August 2021.

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Pike, Daniel (2002). "Manic Street Preachers Forever Delayed Review". BBC Music . Retrieved 29 December 2015. But even­tu­al­ly, in 1890 van Gogh attempt­ed to take his life in Auvers-sur-Oise, a few miles north of Paris. Short­ly after he con­fessed to his younger broth­er Theo that for him, “la tristesse dur­era tou­jours” (“ the sad­ness will last for­ev­er.”) 2Two days lat­er, he sur­ren­dered to death. The sadness will last forever” Theo van Gogh. Letter to Elisabeth van Gogh. Written 5 August 1890 in Paris. Translated and edited by Robert Harrison. Carr, Paul (12 June 2020). "Manic Street Preachers Remaster 'Gold Against the Soul' with Deluxe Edition". PopMatters . Retrieved 3 July 2020. Grundy, Gareth (December 2004). "They took a trip to the heart of darkness. Not all returned". Q. No.221. Archived from the original on 7 December 2004 . Retrieved 31 December 2014.

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