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Screamadelica

Primal Scream

1991

Screamadelica

Album Summary

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.

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Rating

3.22

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5284

Genres

  • Rock
  • Indie
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Wed Feb 03 2021
4

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!

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Fri May 07 2021
5

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"

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Fri Dec 24 2021
4

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.

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Fri May 07 2021
5

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

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Tue Sep 22 2020
4

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.

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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

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

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Sat Apr 24 2021
2

fucking awful

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Fri Mar 26 2021
2

Moving Up is a good song. Rest of the album is bleh. 2/5

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Sun Feb 14 2021
1

Whoever thinks this is a must-hear was deaf beforehand.

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Fri Jun 04 2021
1

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.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
5

It’s just the ultimate ecstasy album. A classic!!

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Sun Apr 04 2021
5

Can’t believe I’d never heard even of this

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Mon Jan 25 2021
5

Came for screamo, left not disappointed

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Absolute classic

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Thu May 13 2021
5

A Fresh 5

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Sat Apr 24 2021
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

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Sat Feb 06 2021
5

Cracking album. Doesn’t sound 30 years old. Loads of variety. Poss the orig indie/dance crossover?

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Sat Feb 06 2021
5

So good. Production is amazing. A classic

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Fri May 07 2021
5

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!!

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Thu May 13 2021
5

very cool album - don't let the title make you think it is heavy metal or screaming or something.

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Tue May 25 2021
5

It's just brilliant isn't it, full on happy dancy, hands-in-the-air loveliness

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Fri May 21 2021
5

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.

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Wed Mar 16 2022
5

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.

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Wed Jul 07 2021
4

I wanna get loaded.

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Wed Jul 07 2021
4

Wonderful infusion of classic Stones esque rock n roll and elements of house, dance and indie music.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
4

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.

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Mon Apr 26 2021
3

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.

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Tue Sep 21 2021
3

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.

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Mon May 31 2021
1

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.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
1

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.

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Mon Aug 09 2021
1

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.

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Fri Sep 17 2021
1

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.

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Fri Sep 17 2021
1

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.

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Sun Mar 13 2022
1

Good start but quickly petered out into presumably drug fuelled nonsense.

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Mon Mar 28 2022
1

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.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
5

Espectacular

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

As

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Wed Mar 03 2021
5

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!

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Fri May 07 2021
5

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

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Wed Jul 14 2021
5

LOVED

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Wed Jun 02 2021
5

Alternative dance, neo-psychedelia. Muy agradable

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Mon Jan 25 2021
5

Great album from start to finish

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Tue Feb 09 2021
5

Unexpected. Retro bang!!

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Fri Apr 23 2021
5

the end to end trip still sounds pretty much perfect

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Fri May 07 2021
5

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.

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Sun May 09 2021
5

Fantastic

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Sun May 09 2021
5

Already listened to it Very good

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Mon May 17 2021
5

Such a fantastic album. Not a bad song on it.

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Wed Jul 14 2021
5

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.

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Wed Jul 21 2021
5

An underappreciated classic.

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Wed Jun 16 2021
5

This was very pleasing to listen to

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Tue May 25 2021
5

Solid. Going to listen to again. Feels like the origin of deep house

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Tue May 25 2021
5

- great themes - interesting instruments - cohesive album

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Thu Aug 12 2021
5

Great at the time, still great now.

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Fri Sep 17 2021
5

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.

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Tue Sep 21 2021
5

cool

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Tue Oct 12 2021
5

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.

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Tue Jul 27 2021
5

Top shelf Madchester rave.

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Tue Nov 16 2021
5

So good, such a nice discovery

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Fri Dec 31 2021
5

this album makes me happy to be alive

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Mon Jan 03 2022
5

love it

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Mon Jan 10 2022
5

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.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
5

Maximum rock and roll!

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Tue Mar 01 2022
5

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.

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Sat Mar 05 2022
5

Loaded is such a good tune that it has to be a 5

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Wed Mar 16 2022
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.

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Fri May 27 2022
5

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.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
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.

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Sun Jul 17 2022
5

Perfect from start to finish

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Mon Jul 25 2022
5

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!

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Fri Aug 05 2022
5

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.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

A beautiful and creative album full of infectious, hypnotic rhythms and takes inspiration from multiple genres. Rewards multiple listens.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

Ellevill klassiker

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Wed Sep 07 2022
5

This was really nice. Strangely interesting but fun.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

i definitely needed that😮‍💨😃 fun in a bun...whats next homie

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Fri Sep 23 2022
5

Très joyeux, me fait penser à un road-trip. Top!! À réécouter.

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Sat Sep 24 2022
5

So funky and weird I like it. It’s euphoric

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

This was awesome, how have I not listened to this before

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Wed Nov 09 2022
5

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

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

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.

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Fri Nov 25 2022
5

Alternative dance, neo-psychedelia. Muy agradable.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Some absolute classics on this record, despite the now dated early 90s dance stylings.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
4

Madchester

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Fri Jul 16 2021
4

Classic

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Mon Dec 07 2020
4

Chille toegankelijke muziek.

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Tue Nov 03 2020
4

Initially Nice and Dance-y I like it More of a relax listening album, may actually be good to do exams to.

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Sat Jan 16 2021
4

“genre-bending” -matthew weinmaster

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Tue Apr 13 2021
4

12/04/21

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Sat Feb 27 2021
4

Another new-to-me artist. I think I would have been blown away in the nineties, but now it's okay.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

it was okay

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Sat Apr 24 2021
4

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

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

getting stines vibes around this record very nais

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Thu May 13 2021
4

4.1 - Love how comfortably these tracks reside between genres, refusing to be boxed into any one. Vibes all around!

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Thu May 13 2021
4

CLASSICO

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Fri May 07 2021
4

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.

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Mon May 03 2021
4

Works really well as an album I think, everything flows together

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Fri May 07 2021
4

I thought this was very nice, and nothing like I expected!

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Sat Apr 24 2021
4

Sounded nice, made me feel good. Less screaming than I was expecting, v chill to do homework to. 7

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Fri Mar 26 2021
4

Excellent! Why haven’t I listened to this before?

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Sat Feb 06 2021
4

Great album with some classic tunes! Makes me feel old to think this came out 30 years ago.

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Sat Feb 06 2021
4

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

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Sat Feb 06 2021
4

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.

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Sat Apr 24 2021
4

I like this a lot. 8

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Tue Apr 27 2021
4

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."

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Sat May 08 2021
4

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

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Mon May 10 2021
4

The álbum that is a perfect example of its genere. Nice to keep as ambient music

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Pretty good album kind of different than what I’m used to listen to

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Fri May 07 2021
4

I like it so far! A lot of different sounds, not typical 90s

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Thu Jun 24 2021
4

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.

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Fri Jul 23 2021
4

<3

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Tue Jul 27 2021
4

Pretty cool, pretty listenable

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Tue Aug 10 2021
4

Movin' on up!

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Mon Aug 16 2021
4

Funky album

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Thu Sep 23 2021
4

Another classic.

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Thu Oct 07 2021
4

Great album.

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Tue Oct 12 2021
4

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!

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Tue Oct 26 2021
4

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!

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Mon Nov 01 2021
4

Psycho world music? Interesting jam-sounding electro with a lot of samples!

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Sun Nov 07 2021
4

Really enjoyed this! Need to listen again, as i'm unsure about how good it actually was.

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

Good 90's stuff

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Thu Nov 11 2021
4

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.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

Love Come Together. First Disc has all the Primal Scream classics.

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Mon Nov 29 2021
4

Actually a DANK album, and no primal screaming at all--which I admit to being trepidatious about...

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Mon Dec 20 2021
4

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.

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Fri Dec 24 2021
4

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.

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Tue Jan 11 2022
4

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.

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Sun Jan 16 2022
4

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.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

I had never heard of this band, but really liked the album. Need to check out more from them

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Sat Jan 29 2022
4

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 🌟

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Thu Feb 03 2022
4

Really close to a 5 but there's just something (probably Gillespie) that niggles away

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Tue Feb 08 2022
4

4.5

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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

några klassiker!

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Sat Feb 12 2022
4

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.

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Tue Feb 15 2022
4

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.

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Sun Feb 20 2022
4

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.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
4

Low 4, refreshed by the variety of the album but seemed a tad long

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Wed Mar 09 2022
4

Based on the album name, I wasn’t sure what to expect but i liked this album enough to buy the CD.

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Sat Mar 12 2022
4

Funky

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

This is really cool and good, like a proto-Animal Collective? Definitely adding this to my current rotation. 4.5

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

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.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

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.

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Wed Mar 16 2022
4

great album very diverse going from jazz to funk and psychedelics as the name implies

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Wed Mar 16 2022
4

Ricky Spong loves the album. He puts it on when he and Dominic Calvert-Lewin hit Chester's blue light district.

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Sat Mar 19 2022
4

3.5 I'd say

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

Good for speedy work sessions. Come Together is a fun track.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

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.

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Mon Mar 28 2022
4

my kind of music!

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Mon Mar 28 2022
4

im a simp for ray charles and this has come rain or come shine on it.

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Sat Apr 02 2022
4

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.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
4

Dope asf chill slightly dubby

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Thu Apr 28 2022
4

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.

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Sun May 08 2022
4

w art

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Mon May 09 2022
4

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

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Mon Jun 06 2022
4

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.

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Sat Jun 25 2022
4

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.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
4

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.

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Thu Jul 28 2022
4

This was not what I expected but I enjoyed it!

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Thu Jul 28 2022
4

Very good

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Wed Aug 03 2022
4

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

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Fri Aug 12 2022
4

Pretty cool

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Fri Aug 19 2022
4

Not my favourite album by the scream, and very much of its time, but still sounds great.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
4

Showing its age but still a great album.

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Tue Aug 23 2022
4

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.

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Tue Aug 23 2022
4

4.5

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Mon Aug 29 2022
4

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.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
4

Really cool sounds, reminded me a little bit if gorillaz, did they influence them?

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

A classic of early '90s psychedelic pop. Songs generally hold up to time pretty well, all things considered. A certifiable Very Good Record.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

First song great

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

Finalmente um álbum psicodélico entregou mais do que eu esperava, camadas sonoras oníricas envolventes.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
4

"The Prodigy" + "Foals" best of: "Slip inside this house" and "Shine like stars"

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

Molto trippy, le canzoni sono anche piuttosto famose. Non male.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

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

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

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.

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

Enjoyed this jangle pop album more than I thought I would.even added two songs from it to some of my playlists.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

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.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

If I have one thing to criticise this iconic album is that its a bit too long

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Sat Oct 08 2022
4

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.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
4

- 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

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Fri Oct 14 2022
4

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.

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Sun Oct 16 2022
4

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

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Mon Oct 24 2022
4

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. 👍

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Wed Oct 26 2022
4

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.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
4

I thought this was dope, gonna listen more!

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Fri Oct 28 2022
4

This album was really cool. Like early bloghouse.

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Mon Nov 14 2022
4

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.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
4

Woooh! Good and interesting psychedelic rock

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

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.

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Fri Nov 25 2022
4

Rock-dance alternativo. Me ha gustado. Un 4.

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Wed Apr 28 2021
3

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.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

2/10 Somewhat let down? Standout Tracks: Slip Inside This House, Don’t Fight It Feel It, Inner Flight

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Mon Sep 28 2020
3

long

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Fri Jul 16 2021
3

So so album

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Fri Feb 05 2021
3

Decent spreadsheet music but not something I would actively listen to.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

eclectic hippie vibe

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Thu Jan 14 2021
3

I can see why it was revolutionary when it came out

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Fri Jan 15 2021
3

Pretty interesting at times but overall somewhat boring with lack luster lyrics throughout

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Thu Jul 08 2021
3

Neat stuff, 2000s-sounding rock/electronic hybrid.

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Mon Jan 18 2021
3

I Never heared of this band before. Really enjoyed this album.

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Sat Apr 17 2021
3

had movin' on up. other interesting songs. does primal scream really need another album on this list?

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Thu Jan 14 2021
3

Groovy, eh so so. Good background I suppose

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