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Manic Street Preachers: Sziget Festival, Budapest

John Robb, Louder Than War, 17 August 2011

THERE'S SOMETHING idiosyncratic about seeing former snotty firebrands playing the festival circuit. The wide eyed talk of changing the world with a song, the idealism and that wild, no holds barred teenage energy neatly packaged up into well executed greatest hits set of classic songs played to 30 000 teenagers in a foreign field who sort of know who you are two years after your last appearance there.

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