This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours [20 Year Collectors' Edition (Remastered)] Image
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  • Summary: The 20th anniversary release of the Welsh rock band's fifth studio album includes the remastered original album, as well as b-sides, remixes, rehearsal recordings, and previously unreleased demos.
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  1. Dec 21, 2018
    81
    Truth hasn’t aged a day, completely bypassing the tell-tale late ‘90s mope-core veneer in favor of introspection that is musically lush and lyrically harsh. From the Beatles-esque sitar on “Tsunami” to the bitter-candy guitars on “Black Dog On My Shoulder” the album is melancholia for adults. ... The reissue also contains two discs of demos, remixes and b-sides, which are always fun for the collector but may be overwhelming, or, in some cases, repetitive for the casual listener.
  2. Q Magazine
    Dec 21, 2018
    80
    It's a strange, sometimes excellent record. [Feb 2019, p.119]
  3. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 21, 2018
    80
    It has stood time's ravages well, both as an indicator of the band's capacity for change and as a great album in its own right. [Jan 2019, 2018, p.93]
  4. Uncut
    Jan 3, 2019
    80
    Two decades on, the luxuriantly layered soft-rock production still sounds roomy and glossy, albeit a little ponderous in places. ... Expanded and enhanced. [Feb 2019, p.46]
  5. Jan 3, 2019
    80
    The 20th anniversary edition of This Is My Truth… will by no means settle the long-standing war of attrition between its fans and it detractors, but it does provide a deep and rewarding dive into the band’s populist peak, an idiosyncratic era for one of the last two decades’ most idiosyncratic of rock bands.
  6. Dec 21, 2018
    70
    None of the live tracks which also appeared across various formats of This Is My Truth...'s singles are included, which is a shame as there was no better live band anywhere on the planet at this point. Nevertheless, this is a rewarding compendium if only as a means of re-evaluating an album that was promptly dismissed by some, yet when all's said and done, in many ways years ahead of its time.
  7. Mojo
    Dec 21, 2018
    60
    The longueurs of the album's latter half rob the long-player of true classic potential, but the rehearsal room banter and stripped-back demos will pique fans' interest. [Jan 2019, p.105]
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