Monday, May 30, 2011

THE ROCK SONG OF THE DAY IS: MANIC STREET PREACHERS - IT'S NOT WAR

"It's Not War", by Manic Street Preachers
"(It's Not War) Just the End of Love" is a song by Manic Street Preachers and both the opener and the lead single of their tenth album Postcards From a Young Man (2010).

The song was made Record of the Week on BBC Radio 2 and added to the BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and XFM playlists. The music video was premiered on GMTV on 26 August 2010. It is set in a 1970s chess tournament and stars actor Michael Sheen, who portrays a chess master loosely based on Garry Kasparov opposite Anna Friel.

The single was enthusiastically received by BBC Wales' James McLaren, who stated: "Well I like it, I really do. It's got a theatrical pop verve to it. A sweeping string-laden hook, classic Bradders growly verse and a widdly solo in the middle eight. The melody is simple but delivered with classic Manics panache."

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