The Power of 3

This week we're featuring 2001 Manic Street Preachers album Know Your Enemy, which — fun fact… or, “fact” at least… — never got released here in the US. It was a strange release in a way, coming off the back of two mammoth commercial successes and finding the band wanting to reassert their brash rock credentials a bit, while still being caught up in the music machine, their own hype, and Nicky Wire being a somewhat labouring lyricist. Still, this record stands a test of time to me, and I keep finding something in it, so I'm going to share that with you.


  1. Featured Found That Soul by Manic Street Preachers on Know Your Enemy (Epic)
  2. Folly by Sea Power on Folly (Golden Chariot) New
  3. Receiver by Johnny Marr on Fever Dreams, Pt. 1 (New Voodoo) New
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  5. Featured So Why So Sad by Manic Street Preachers on Know Your Enemy (Epic)
  6. Blue Heaven (feat. Andreya Casablanca) by Public Service Broadcasting on Bright Magic (Test Card)
  7. Cate le Bon by Running Away on Pompeii (Mexican Summer) New
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  9. Get Back by The Beatles on Let It Be (2021 Mix) (Universal) New
  10. Rock and Roll by The Velvet Underground on Loaded (Atlantic)
  11. My Baby's Taking Me Home by Sparks on The Sparks Brothers (Music from the Motion Picture) (Focus Features)
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  13. Featured The Convalescent by Manic Street Preachers on Know Your Enemy (Epic)
  14. Waterfall by The Stone Roses on The Stone Roses (Silvertone Records)
  15. Mary by Supergrass on Supergrass (EMI)
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  17. Featured Wattsville Blues by Manic Street Preachers on Know Your Enemy (Epic)
  18. Dry the Rain by The Beta Band on The Three EPs (Warner)
  19. Break
  20. Cream Militia by Regressive Left on Cream Militia (Self Released) New
  21. Judge Yr'self by Manic Street Preachers on Lipstick Traces (Sony)
  22. Break
  23. Royal Morning Blue by Damon Albarn on The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows (Transgressive) New
  24. D.O.A. by Baxter Dury on D.O.A. (Heavenly) New
  25. Refractions (In The Rain) by Clinic on Fantasy Island (Domino) New
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  27. Shut You Down (Mogwai Remix) (feat. Yair Elizar Glotman, Yamila) by Clark on Shut You Down (Mogwai Remix) (Deutsche Grammophon) New
  28. Music for Psychadelic Therapy — Excerpt by Jon Hopkins on Music for Psychadelic Therapy (Domino) New