Manic Street Preachers score first No.1 album in 23 years

Manic Street Preachers have topped the UK charts with their 14th studio album, The Ultra Vivid Lament.

“It’s amazing to be back at No.1 after 23 years – it was a titanic chart battle, and we are absolutely over the moon,” said the band. “Thanks to all our fans, supporters and Sony for keeping the faith.”

The record includes the singles ‘Orwellian’ and ‘The Secret He Had Missed’ feat. Julia Cumming. Manic Street Preachers’ previous No.1 album, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours, was released in 1998.

Listen to The Ultra Vivid Lament.

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