Screamadelica is the third studio album by Scottish rock band Primal Scream. It was first released on 23 September 1991 in the United Kingdom by Creation Records and on 8 October 1991 in the United States by Sire Records. The album marked a significant departure from the band's early indie rock sound, drawing inspiration from the blossoming house music scene and associated drugs such as LSD and MDMA. Much of the album's production was handled by acid house DJ Andrew Weatherall and engineer Hugo Nicolson, who remixed original recordings made by the band into dance-oriented tracks.Screamadelica, featuring Manchester born singer Denise Johnson, was the band's first album to be a commercial success, peaking at number eight on the UK Albums Chart upon its release. It received wide praise from critics, and has been frequently named one of the best albums of the 1990s in various polls. It won the first Mercury Music Prize in 1992, and has sold over three million copies worldwide.Wikipedia
It is hard to believe this was released in 1991. This sounds like something more recent, especially considering the sampling and production. Not sure how this band is a rock band though XD It certainly requires a few more listens to give this a decent rating, as there is so much to unpack here. I feel each listen you will discover something new, which is just a testament to the production here. Love it!
Now we're talking! This album brings together some classic rock influences ("Inner Flight" feels like 90s Pet Sounds) with acid house production. It immediately brings to mind that dance episode of Spaced and memories of being able to actually go out dancing with friends. It's such a memorable listen and the Primal Scream album that sticks with me the most. Step inside and let yourself be free. Rating: 4.5/5 Favourite tracks: "Loaded", "Moving on Up", "Damaged" and "Inner Flight"
Sometimes when you throw a bunch of genres in a blander and set it on high, something pretty cool comes out. This is one of those times. Not every sip of the psych-dance-gospel-dub smoothie is perfect, but it's never uninteresting.
I remember buying this album on a one-day band trip in high school. Snuck over the HMV while everyone was grabbing lunch and got it 2 for $20 with some other record. The reason I can't remember the other record I bought that day because Screamadelic confounded me. I loved the funky acid/psych rock, but my 16 year old ears had never heard club beats before. Wasn't a hit with my friends, and I mostly listened to "Moving On Up" on repeat, but over the years I got to the rest of the tracks. Incredible stuff, sprawling and loose, but not even a second wasted on this hour-long listen. Fav Tracks: Loaded, Moving on Up, Shine Like the Stars and Inner Flight. Rating 4.5/5
Ahh the album that invented the 90's. Such a cool concept and mixture of genres. Even though it draws from arguably dated sounds and ideas it still feels cool and fresh.
Really interesting music. Hard to pin a genre on this, the description on Apple Music is all over the place. Listening to this outside in the sun feels perfect though, catching a vibe for sure. I love the instrumentals. The vocals are fairly weak and forgettable, but with this kind of music they really aren’t that important. I dig it. Favorite tracks: Movin On Up, Don’t Fight It Feel It, Higher Than the Sun, Loaded, Damaged. Album art: LOVE this one, I’m calling it iconic based on seeing it just a number of times. Bright colors like this work great for me, and it definitely fits the music. More like this. 4/5
Moving Up is a good song. Rest of the album is bleh. 2/5
Whoever thinks this is a must-hear was deaf beforehand.
Just got worse the farther into the album I went. I’m really not a fan of this psychedelic background music thing they’ve got going on. A chore to get through.
It’s just the ultimate ecstasy album. A classic!!
Can’t believe I’d never heard even of this
Came for screamo, left not disappointed
A Fresh 5
Really good! I don’t think it needed to be an hour long, but this is a cool album full of interesting ideas. 9/10
Cracking album. Doesn’t sound 30 years old. Loads of variety. Poss the orig indie/dance crossover?
So good. Production is amazing. A classic
Love this album! Nick I can definitely see Inner Flight being on Pet Sounds. I also am picking up Beach Boys Holland vibe on Shine Like Stars. What struck me over and over was how most of the instrumental tracks reminded me of The Fireman's first album (McCartney/Youth). It makes sense as Youth comes from the same scene that influenced this album at the time. This album came out in 91 and McCartney and Youth started working on the first Fireman album in 92. So many similarities. This was a joy to listen to and is now in rotation. Favorite song: Moving on Up, inner Flight, Loaded, Damaged and Shine Like Stars. 5 star!!
very cool album - don't let the title make you think it is heavy metal or screaming or something.
It's just brilliant isn't it, full on happy dancy, hands-in-the-air loveliness
The name of the band in conjunction with the album title made me laugh and the actual music radiates joy. Weirdly reminds me of The Rolling Stones. Highly enjoyable.
The most popular part of my dick is the neverending foreskin. It's been on the Jeremy Kyle show 16 times and always has a punch up. The screams from all that have seen it give me sexy nightmares.
I wanna get loaded.
Wonderful infusion of classic Stones esque rock n roll and elements of house, dance and indie music.
I have loved this record since it came out. The songs are, perhaps, not that strong, but the production and mood lifts this into the all time classic range. Its a night in the clubs, with the chill-out come-down at the end. The spaced-out, dubbed-out, extended dance mix production turn this into an album that I can listen to over and over again. Loaded is a staple of my DJ sets, but in context, event he weaker songs on this album work because of the way they contribute to the mood and journey of the record. love it.
This is another one of those albums that sounds like a blender medley of bands that I love, but don't like their parts together. It's not to say that I don't like this album, I do, it's just a bit generic, giving me the vibes of U2, Beta Band (and yes, I know, they formed AFTER, i'm just saying, sound-wise), The Smiths, and Pulp (you wanna talk about an underrated band, Pulp is criminally underrated). The best song on this album is a tie between "Loaded" and "Slip Inside This House". I'd listen to this again, but not in one sitting.
The only PS record I had heard before listening to this was "XTRMNTR" and I remember thinking it was ok but fans were disappointed. After listeining to Screamadelica, I can understand why. Not only is it an objectively better record, it doesn't even sound like the same band. A lot of this record has the loose and fun feeling of late-60s, early 70s Rolling Stones. Not sure if that's be design, but I love it. It also has some modern elements (electronic drum and piano loops and sitar in the same song!) that in 1991 probably seemed very ahead of their time. I like that. Still, some of it sounds like music I'd hear in the dressing room at Express or H&M. Meh. But I'm sure in the early 90s, it was very cool.
This album starts off like an ad for Special K, turns into 80s workout music, then ends with long, boring and annoying tracks. Higher than the Sun is a decent track though.
Enraging, directionless, nonsensical garbage. Any allusion to familiarity with certain radio play songs, doesn’t do enough to save this appalling piece of garbage. I’m finding more terrible albums with this process than good. My average rating is closer to 2.
At this point, i'm over giving these albums i've never heard of a chance. i haven't heard of them for a reason i guess. Just a snoozefest.
If my imaginary 14 year-old son had made this at school, of course I'd listen, though I'd have fleeting thoughts of giving up after Come Together, especially as the wee lad would have crashed on the sofa by that point anyway, but fatherly duty would compel me to see it through to the end, and I'd finish feeling pretty impressed. Pretty proud of young Todd, too. Context is everything.
Another in the long list of albums designed to be listened to whilst spamming your bonce with pills. Which means it makes passable background music but does absolutely nothing for the dendrites.
Good start but quickly petered out into presumably drug fuelled nonsense.
Reading the Wikipedia page I was expecting a true revolutionary album, but it was very disappointing. Maybe it was revolutionary when it was released, but today, it sounds very generic and not so good electronic rock.
I feel like I've probably heard these songs again but I don't know for sure. I didn't know what to expect when I read the title and artist but I was pleasantly surprised!
Disco genial, porque no le encuentro muchos otros adjetivos. Me hace querer drogarme aunque no lo haga, jaja, y tiene vibras, ritmos, sonidos, beats muy atractivos. Mucha energía acá, incluso en sus canciones con tempos más bajos, lo cual crea atmósferas diversas. "Come Together" me gusta mucho, en todo su desarrollo de diez minutos y otras favs son "Don't Fight It, Feel It" y "Shine Like Stars". Sin skips. 10/10
Alternative dance, neo-psychedelia. Muy agradable
Great album from start to finish
Unexpected. Retro bang!!
the end to end trip still sounds pretty much perfect
No había escuchado nunca a Primal Scream (creo), aunque el nombre sí me sonaba. Me gustó mucho este disco, me suena a una mezcla entre George Michael (no el de Arrested Development), Pulp y quizá algo (muy leve) de Oasis. Todo bien.
Already listened to it Very good
Such a fantastic album. Not a bad song on it.
Great album that I had never heard before. Acid house with a gospel twist? Already bought a used CD of it arriving next week! 4.4/5.
An underappreciated classic.
This was very pleasing to listen to
Solid. Going to listen to again. Feels like the origin of deep house
- great themes - interesting instruments - cohesive album
Great at the time, still great now.
A great mix of indie and dance production from Weatherall and Gillespie. I don’t love this quite as much as some of my friends did back in the day, but it still has a strong sense of nostalgia for me. And it does want me to get real messy on a cocktail of drugs, cigarettes, alcohol and staying up way too late.
Excellent album, Higher Than The Sun, Come Together, Loaded etc. all perfect. I did not realize how good Primal Scream was ...until Screamadelica came out - afterwards they had a whole sequence of excellent albums.
Top shelf Madchester rave.
So good, such a nice discovery
this album makes me happy to be alive
This list is giving me a treat this week as this is the 3rd album from late '91 that happens to be an absolute favourite of mine. I was 18 when this came out 30 years ago and what a time it was be be immersed in music. Some have said I am biased because of mny youth but this, Nevermind and Loveless have stood the test of time with me. And in the case of Screamadelica, I love it more now than I ever had. This album is genius on every level and I am forever grateful for Andy Weatherall and Alex Paterson for helping take a bunch of leather clad noise merchant's and shape them into the blissed out rave gods of this album.
Maximum rock and roll!
Wow. Das ist richtig cool. Ich kannte das Cover aber das ist das erste was ich noch nie gehört hab was mich richtig umhaut. Das ist so schön atmosphärisch und meditativ das hat total mit mir resoniert. So irgendwo zwischen Boards of Canada und George Clanton ca., die divergenz an Genres hittet richtig einen Sweetspot bei mir. wirkt selbst 30 Jahre später noch total frisch und experimentell finde ich. Selbst wenn hier nicht jeder Track komplett überzeugt hat das als Projekt total viel tolles zu bieten und der Sound an sich ist einfach klasse. Das ist der erste Punkt an dem ich richtig froh bin dieses Projekt mitgemacht zu haben, vieles ist echt so lala aber wenn man dann diesen Moment hat wie grade lohnt es sich komplett, genau dafür ist es ja da.
Loaded is such a good tune that it has to be a 5
fuck i love this album. whenever i listen this album it takes me about a week to get the hook line from don't fight it feel it out of my head.
Ooh ok I haven’t heard this in a while… The album opens with it’s most “ normal” song movin’ on up a rather happy clappy little song to get everyone singing before the true nature of the album is revealed with… Slip inside this house a cover song originally by a 60’s band called 13th floor elevators it’s really got the Indian based psychedelic feel of the later era Beatles, the song isn’t one of my favourites but I love the way he sings the lyrics on here. The third song on here is don’t fight it feel it It’s an alright song I like the whistling sounds crashing with the more dance like elements, this is probably the most clubby on here unlike come together or loaded ( later in this album) this song doesn’t really own it’s longer run time and drags after the songs first half. Next is higher than the sun the album’s shortest song a great drawling trance of a track, really enjoyable and a true drug song ( but not as much as the alternative version of the song later in the album ( which I prefer over this)). Inner flight ( while not a favourite of mine) is a brilliant instrumental piece with thundering tribal drums and haunted “aah’s” and “ooh’s leading just perfectly into… Come together the album’s centrepiece track a 10 minute epic which sounds like it’s made only of samples being layered over a drum beat. It’s surprisingly amazing and doesn’t drag! “ Just what is it that you want to do? Well, we wanna be free, we wanna be free to do what we wanna do And we wanna get loaded and we wanna have a good time And that's what we're gonna do (away baby, let's go) We're gonna have a good time, we're gonna have a party” This is the sample at the start of loaded which probably wins for my favourite sample of all time; anyway the actual song is great too a 7 minuter this time it feels like a more rock based version of come together as it has more organic guitars and pianos over all of the sampling and drum beat, the high to end all highs a true highlight! Damaged sounds like it’s meant to represent the comedown from loaded, the most distinctive track a very organic slow kinda beautiful sonic. But honestly if you’re not like me and you don’t like more traditional songs you will hate this, I like it though. I’am coming down is a very distinctive track amongst the album this slow drag of a song with some quite Indian sounding instrumentals and tribal drumming, not a favourite but a good collection of sounds on this one. Higher than the sun ( feat.Jah wobble) is a slower 7 minute drug filled version of the other version of the track. It’s a song that sounds like it’s made for headphones with the sampling in one ear then this tapping noise in the other originally making me wonder if someone was knocking on the first minutes ( oh yeah and half way it just stops for an awesome bass solo to only rebuild the song). I love this! The album closes with shine like stars a slow heavenly track with a surprisingly creepy verse for the last bit it sounds like it’s gone an octave or so down making the last moments sound surprisingly depressed. It’s better than I thought it was a true 5/5.
Really odd. Not sure if it’s something I can listen to again, but it was really excellent at what it set out to do.
Perfect from start to finish
Big nostalgia bump on this one, but also, c'mon, this shiz is iconic. Era defining, even! Fave track - "Come Together" leading into "Loaded" - awesome one two pairing!
Oh Man what an album - a soulful, fun rave and really there is nothing like it out there: it truly befits this list - one MUST listen to this album once in their lives.
A beautiful and creative album full of infectious, hypnotic rhythms and takes inspiration from multiple genres. Rewards multiple listens.
This was really nice. Strangely interesting but fun.
i definitely needed that😮💨😃 fun in a bun...whats next homie
Très joyeux, me fait penser à un road-trip. Top!! À réécouter.
So funky and weird I like it. It’s euphoric
This was awesome, how have I not listened to this before
Interesting mixture of Indie Rock and more experimental stuff. Starting with Movin' on gave me the wrong impression of the album. This album would be more of a background music for me rather than an active "Headphones on eyes closed" kind of listen. Damaged has to be my favourite and is being added to my playlist right now. I really liked this album overall and thing it very much deserves to be on this list
There are some albums you respect, admire or are even awestruck by. And then others that are just love. This is one of those I cannot love enough. Ten reasons why: 1. It easily passes the ‘what’s it like without the big hit singles’. Take out Movin On Up, Loaded and Come Together and you still have one almighty album. 2. Loaded is surely by common consent the greatest remix ever - and the Higher Than The Sun Orb remix and Terry Farley 12” remix of Come Together are not far behind. 3. It’s one of the great studio albums - like London Calling, The Hounds of Love or Revolver. By that I mean there’s a great producer at the helm (here the sainted and sadly departed Andy Weaterall, Jimmy Miller, The Orb and Hypnotone) and a sense of everyone pushing their skills and the tech to the max. 4. It’s the album - the track - that brought dance and guitars together. Well, it and Fool’s Gold. Unpopular view: it’s a better album than The Stone Roses. 5. Nobody, not even his mum, knows whether Bobby Gillespie can actually sing or not. 6. They left the title track off the bloody album! 7. It’s the entire PS career in one album - Memphis 70s rock, dub reggae, a rock band’s take on acid house, ambient. About the only thing missing is the Ramonesesque racket they’d get to on Xterminator. 8. There’s not one. Not two but three versions of Higher Than The Sun. 9. There must be a Memphis Sessions style original album before the fairy dust was sprinkled. Come on Creation. 10. The cover was - like all great albums of the time - a great t-shirt.
Alternative dance, neo-psychedelia. Muy agradable.
Some absolute classics on this record, despite the now dated early 90s dance stylings.
Chille toegankelijke muziek.
Initially Nice and Dance-y I like it More of a relax listening album, may actually be good to do exams to.
“genre-bending” -matthew weinmaster
Another new-to-me artist. I think I would have been blown away in the nineties, but now it's okay.
it was okay
I like the sound a lot, it got repetitive but it was good for walking around and probably for other background music. I’ll toss it a 7.5
getting stines vibes around this record very nais
4.1 - Love how comfortably these tracks reside between genres, refusing to be boxed into any one. Vibes all around!
El álbum va por muchos moods de drogades (pachecón en incremento y al final el bajón depresivo) . Me gustaron sobre todo movin on up y que su repetición casi al final para darle el toque de cicularidad. También me gustó la segunda canción que está rockerona y el contraste entre I'm coming down y higher than the sun. Estaba cocinando y me estaba mareanado de solo escuchar. Mood: está potente.
Works really well as an album I think, everything flows together
I thought this was very nice, and nothing like I expected!
Sounded nice, made me feel good. Less screaming than I was expecting, v chill to do homework to. 7
Excellent! Why haven’t I listened to this before?
Great album with some classic tunes! Makes me feel old to think this came out 30 years ago.
I really liked this album, to the point where I'm wondering why I wasn't more into Primal Scream way back when. They even headlined the first Glasto I went to in 98 and I remember just listening to them from my tent. I think their heyday was probably slightly too early, although I never had a problem with retrospective Nirvana love. I was much more into indie/rock at that time and this definitely draws a variety of influences. 7.5/10
Pretty seminal album. Not always completely my vibe but enough in there to enjoy now. I’d defo have been all over this if I was in my late teens/early 20s in 1991. Tunes you could listen to in the pub and also a nightclub, even now: Shades of The Velvet Underground in there too.
I like this a lot. 8
YESSSS I love this album. Excited to listen to it again. Pablo turned me onto this last year. They didn't sound anything like I always expected them to sound. Such a great opener with the choir. Reminds me of upbeat Oasis. This is so wonderfully dated. A perfect snapshot of the 90s. Love "Don't Fight It, Feel It."
Mcuh better than I thought it'd be based on the name and artist! I almost skipped it but I'm glad I didn't, it's pretty cool
The álbum that is a perfect example of its genere. Nice to keep as ambient music
Pretty good album kind of different than what I’m used to listen to
I like it so far! A lot of different sounds, not typical 90s
Never got round to listening to this album but I love it and regret not listening to it sooner. Would love to listen to this late at night at a party.
Pretty cool, pretty listenable
Movin' on up!
Kann dieses Album nicht unvoreingenommen hören; da ist immer noch der Teenager, der 1992 die britische Rave-Welle aus zweiter bis dritter Hand mitfieberte, und dann auch der Erwachsene der das Ding in verschiedensten Phasen immer wieder gehört, rezipiert und live aufgeführt gesehen hat. Aus heutiger Sicht ist das denn auch vor allem ein Cross-Over-Album, das die Vorlieben drogenaffiner Ghetto Kids aus Glasgow für Soul und Southern Rock mit den drogenaffinen Dancefloor-Skills von Andrew Weatherall und der drogenaffinen Umarmung von Ecstasy, Ibiza und Sonnenschein in einen Topf wirft, ordentlich schüttelt und zum strahlen bringt. Nicht alles hat die Zeiten gleich gut überstanden, dennoch scheinen Hymnen wie Come Together durch alle Jahrzehnte und versetzen noch heute in Rausch und Liebe. Rave on!
It took a minute, but this album grew on me the more I listened to it. It's somewhere in between funky and trancy with some grooves that make you want to dance a bit. It's not top tier for me, but I would listen to it again without hesitation. 4 stars!
Psycho world music? Interesting jam-sounding electro with a lot of samples!
Really enjoyed this! Need to listen again, as i'm unsure about how good it actually was.
Good 90's stuff
Maybe it is not something which I appreciate that much, but there are a few songs which are nice, I understand why this album is here.
Love Come Together. First Disc has all the Primal Scream classics.
Actually a DANK album, and no primal screaming at all--which I admit to being trepidatious about...
Wasn't sure what to expect from a band named Primal Scream, but was very pleasantly surprised. Most of the tracks were very listenable. Slip Inside This House was reminiscent of The Only One I Know, by the Charlatains UK, that I've had it on a loop all afternoon.
Surprisingly Dancy Psychedelia. For a name like Primal Scream, I expected a bit more raw sound but was pleasantly shocked by a relatively calm album.
I know zero about this band, but I sure love the cover. I'm loving the first song, pretty much 60's sounding rock and roll. Then we get a noiser synthier track which is also quite appealing as it moves right along into the third, a straight up house dance track. Higher Than the Sun reminds me of mid-career Duran Duran. And so on. Loaded is a lot of fun. The whole album is a lot of fun.
I liked it and was pleasantly surprised. It was much mellower than I expected based on that I thought I knew. This also led me to research other house sound bands so it was a solid learning experience.
I had never heard of this band, but really liked the album. Need to check out more from them
Wow this album starts off really strongly Movin 'em Up. Great funky bass and drums propel the song...a really great start. Then we get bogged down in some long drawn out dance floor jams, especially; Don't Fight it Feel It, which about 4 minutes I'm hoping for an end, unfortunately that end comes only 3 minutes later. The next song Higher Than The Sun is more of the same. Inner Flight is better but then things really start cooking with Come Together and the album finishes strongly. I'm going to listen again, so it did make me WANT to see if I'm missing something in the songs I didn't like but what I did like I liked enough to almost give it a 4. 3.75 🌟
Really close to a 5 but there's just something (probably Gillespie) that niggles away
Had never heard of this group before. This was a great album for listening to while working. Will likely revisit and also check out more of their music.
First listening: Finally something a bit more interesting! What an opening track. Maybe doesn't quite reach the same heights again for the rest of the album, but this definitely feels like one I could get into more on further listenings. 3/5 for now. Interested in listening more of Primal Scream as well, as I haven't much before. One of the first albums on here that's actually got me interested in the artist. Second listen: 4/5 - really enjoyed that. Great new discovery.
A surefire 90s classic album with songs that soundtracked many a summer festival night, but weakend by some lazily constructed album tracks that felt thrown together.
Low 4, refreshed by the variety of the album but seemed a tad long
Based on the album name, I wasn’t sure what to expect but i liked this album enough to buy the CD.
This is really cool and good, like a proto-Animal Collective? Definitely adding this to my current rotation. 4.5
Fantastic trippy crossover of rock and rave music. Some of it sounds like a modern electronic take on classic Rolling Stones while other tracks are just straight up psychedelic, sweaty warehouse bangers. Liked this a lot more than I expected though I'm not sure what I was expecting anyway.
Never listened to Primal Scream before, although I recognize Movin' on Up? Slip Inside the House; this is a strange pivot, but I like it. Higher than the Sun is a bit of a relic; breaks between the lyrical verses is pretty dope though. Overall I liked this more than I would have expected; not my preferred style but great songs pretty much throughout.
great album very diverse going from jazz to funk and psychedelics as the name implies
Ricky Spong loves the album. He puts it on when he and Dominic Calvert-Lewin hit Chester's blue light district.
3.5 I'd say
Good for speedy work sessions. Come Together is a fun track.
Still sounds cool, laid-back and clubby sometimes all at the same time. Love the 3 proper Primal Scream songs. Damaged and Movin on up are particularly good.
my kind of music!
im a simp for ray charles and this has come rain or come shine on it.
Screamadelica has grown on me massively since the last time I heard it. The influences feel very dated but the assemblage is inspired and fresh. For whatever reason, I still find myself referring to the pop hooks of the band's 2010 output, but this is objectively superior and I expect to uncover more layers in the future.
Dope asf chill slightly dubby
At the risk of spoilers for the uninitiated, the overall sound is reminiscent of the late 90s U.S. Anti-Piracy commercials. The feelings through the first few tracks are mostly neutral, up until "Inner Flight" where it seems to sneak into a little of experimental groove, and not in a great way. This album though has some serious 90s nostalgia, from the drum loops to the overall feeling of the recording itself, but it is 1991 and seemingly well before this style started to dominate the airwaves of the 90s with popular singles from The Verve, Primitive Radio Gods, Butthole Surfers, etc. all can be traced to the feel of "Screamadelica". Sometimes, when a band tries to incorporate wide variety into a single album it tends to induce a feeling of disorganization rather than innovation. Primal Scream seems to balance this act rather well, and while there were certainly different moments, they did not feel out of place here. Surprisingly easy to listen to, the album deserves to be enjoyed in moments of winding down or during leisure activities. The ebbs and flows of the album are just a well-crafted balance of an overall intentional experience. While some songs may impact more than others, the album speaks for itself in its entirety rather than from a dominating single, and that is a good thing.
This... is an interesting listen to me. The sounds are unfamiliar but I did not make that stop me from trying to absorb and become friends with it. The album started off with a bang for me. I loved the first song. Everything else after, however, is... uh, weird? I can see why the genre would be confusing. I might rate it a 3 since it's not my type of sound, but I'm going to bump it up to a 4 because I found the music oddly satisfying. It's a new territory. Highlights: Movin' On Up
Dakle, interesantan album. Po coveru, nazivu i žanru u kakvoj je kombinaciji sam mislio čak da će biti nešto slično Sublime-u, ali drago mi je da sam bio u krivu.
Such a relief that they are not the Pearl Jam esq middling rock band from the early 90s that I thought they were. Some great tracks on here let down by the last few.
when i saw the album art i thought oh, THIS shit is very good. it’s so cute just look at it. the songs themselves were just ok and all kind of sounded like each other but i just like this little guy on the album cover so much. some of the songs were even pretty good.
This was not what I expected but I enjoyed it!
Not a huge fan of 6 minute long repetitive songs, but this is classic 90s rock/alternative/dance fusion. A little something for everyone Favorite Tracks: Movin' On Up, Loaded, Come Together
Not my favourite album by the scream, and very much of its time, but still sounds great.
Showing its age but still a great album.
Bought this the week it came out, haven't heard it in ages but still know every note! Era-defining stuff, but docked a point for the bloated version of Come Together, which so disappointed me on first hearing that it wasn't the (much better) single version. Can't find the title track (from the Dixie Narco EP) streaming anywhere, would have made a good substitute.
Easy to see why is an important album. Every song sounds made from a different band, I could spot a couple of later music and soundtracks inspired by this. Great with earphones.
Really cool sounds, reminded me a little bit if gorillaz, did they influence them?
A classic of early '90s psychedelic pop. Songs generally hold up to time pretty well, all things considered. A certifiable Very Good Record.
First song great
Finalmente um álbum psicodélico entregou mais do que eu esperava, camadas sonoras oníricas envolventes.
"The Prodigy" + "Foals" best of: "Slip inside this house" and "Shine like stars"
Molto trippy, le canzoni sono anche piuttosto famose. Non male.
Wow, been meaning to listen to this album forever. Not at all what I'd expected from the name. It's a bit repetitive, but it stayed interesting to me. Definitely into it. Standouts: Movin' on Up, Slip Inside This House, Come Together, Loaded, Damaged
Oh I'm EXCITED about this one - just in the first 30 seconds I'm EXCITED. It's my style. The beat, the lyrics, the musicality - they got my number. Can't help but bop my head. I would get out of bed to start the day for this song. Can confirm that I've played "Movin on Up" many many times as my "get out of bed and start the day" motivational song - in US, France, and England. Works across continents. It's the exact type of "morning montage happening in tandem with the opening movie credits" that used to be big in rom com films in the 90s and I do enjoy a cinematic morning. So that's the stand-out but Loaded also jumped out at me. I love the intro to it. Don't' Fight it, Feel it was great first listen, although on repeat listens the warbly whistle gets old.
Enjoyed this jangle pop album more than I thought I would.even added two songs from it to some of my playlists.
wow really interesting. that opening track nails a beautiful homage to 60's bands like the Rolling Stones and The Beatles. After that it takes a dive into a more bizarre 80's/90's amalgamation, seems like they couldn't decide on a cohesive direction for the album. Has flavors of Oasis. Gets back to that 60s rock vibe at Come Together, and Loaded. I think my biggest complaint is the lack of direction it seems like they were trying to do two very different things with the album.
If I have one thing to criticise this iconic album is that its a bit too long
Not very primal or screamy, but still pretty good whatever the hell genre this is. Honestly feels like the UK version of shibuya-kei. 4 stars.
- First Primal Scream album I've listened to - Can see why this album is a cult classic - Hard to place what genre it is in a very good way - Doesn't sound anywhere near as old as it is - Fav songs: Movin' on Up, Loaded, Damaged
Firmly planted in the 90s. Quite enjoyable. I grew tired of the modulated space sound bleeps, but hey, they were hip at the time. This was a favourite album of a previous student, so I enjoyed remembering the music chats we had. Thanks 1001 albums.
Ah, Loaded, what a way to start an evening. Damaged, amazingly tender. But let's just talk about Movin' on up -one of the just inspiring, semi-religious quality tunes ever written. You need a pick me up? There you go. And all done to the backdrop of drugs, the early 90's UK music scene and erm, more drugs. Yeh well there's a lot of things here that don't work unless well, that lots of drugs thing is happening, but what a snapshot in time this album is. Oh and what a tune Movin' on up is. Says everything that these days it's on my running playlist. 90's me would be ashamed of me
I don't like the vocals much, but everything else makes up for it pretty well IMHO. I recommend being nice and stoned for this one. 👍
Feels a little tired but then ends quite pleasantly hazy. A spiffed and modernized Stones sound, a kinder-gentler Oasis. All-around groovy and the mellower the better. The band seems to have been quite opportunistic in blending clubby-ravey tropes with an indie rock heart. Doesn’t seem like it should work as well as it does. Last few cuts best.
I thought this was dope, gonna listen more!
This album was really cool. Like early bloghouse.
I’m familiar with a few Primal Scream songs, and I do like the ones I’ve heard. I was surprised the first time I heard them because I expected them to be death metal or something - the name Primal Scream would suggest being quite brutal, but this isn’t the case. Songs I already knew: Movin’ On Up, Come Together, Loaded Favourites: Movin’ On Up, Loaded Screamadelica seems to find the line between trippy and catchy music. Oftentimes, I’ve found psychedelic rock to be a little too far into the weird, to the point that it becomes hard to listen to. Primal Scream toes this line, but never becomes hard to listen to. There are plenty of catchy hooks that I found myself easily singing along to. For some reason, I always thought Loaded was by The Prodigy, but that might be become it is a little similar to Stand Up by them. Overall, I really enjoyed this album, and am happy to have heard an album in full.
Woooh! Good and interesting psychedelic rock
Primal Scream certainly are unafraid to mash different genres together, and regardless of the results more bands ought to have that kind of creativity. This band is many things, but they’re almost never boring.
Rock-dance alternativo. Me ha gustado. Un 4.
This isn't bad, just a whole lot of 1990s sounds for an hour. I'll never listen to it again but it wasn't a TOTAL chore. Went a bit too long though, wore out its welcome. Gen X must be proud. 3/5.
2/10 Somewhat let down? Standout Tracks: Slip Inside This House, Don’t Fight It Feel It, Inner Flight
So so album
Decent spreadsheet music but not something I would actively listen to.
eclectic hippie vibe
I can see why it was revolutionary when it came out
Pretty interesting at times but overall somewhat boring with lack luster lyrics throughout
Neat stuff, 2000s-sounding rock/electronic hybrid.
I Never heared of this band before. Really enjoyed this album.
had movin' on up. other interesting songs. does primal scream really need another album on this list?
Groovy, eh so so. Good background I suppose