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Primary Colours
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The Horrors

Primary Colours by The Horrors

The Horrors - Primary Colours
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 12 reviews
2009 Ranking: #63 / 545
USER SCORE
85
Based on
21 ratings


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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
DROWNED IN SOUND

The surprise appearance of The Horrors' new single, 'Sea Within a Sea', has come as quite a shock to the vast majority who dismissed the band during their initial hype-fuelled rise. Where screaming excess and over the top clobber once held sway, the single’s video reveals a group of sombre aesthetes brooding over their instruments as they coolly erect an epic, eight minute wall of sound that slaps a motorik pulse onto the early 4AD catalogue, before slowly immersing it into a bubbling pool of kosmiche noise.

87
THE LINE OF BEST FIT
75
BEATS PER MINUTE
50
POPMATTERS

Back in 2006, when they stormed the scene, the Horrors seemed more like the goth-rock version of Spinal Tap than an actual band. Decked-out in black drainpipes, with a guitarist named Joshua von Grimm and a cover of Screaming Lord Sutch’s “Jack the Ripper”, the Horrors managed to alienate as many fans as they won over. Their 2007 debut, Strange House, was a mix of rowdy, Stooges-style punk and gothic ambiance, but it ultimately fell flat

; perhaps because it all seemed like one big joke. And that’s enough for a single, an EP maybe, but a full-on album? The hype burnt out so fast there wasn’t even time for smoke.

USER REVIEWS

86

harsh but very good - worth the almighty effort

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DETAILS

RELEASED: May 5, 2009
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: XL Recordings
PRODUCER: Geoff Barrow
GENRE: Alternative Rock
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 20 - Amazon
# 13 - Drowned in Sound
# 4 - MOJO
# 8 - musicOMH
# 1 - NME
# 12 - No Ripcord
# 39 - Q Magazine
# 36 - Stereogum
# 20 - Uncut
MISC LISTS
# 68 - NME (2000s)
# 218 - NME Top 500 of All Time
TRACK LIST

 

  1. Mirror's Image
  2. Three Decades 
  3. Who Can Say 
  4. Do You Remember 
  5. New Ice Age 
  6. Scarlet Fields 
  7. I Only Think of You 
  8. I Can't Control Myself
  9. Primary Colours 
  10. Sea Within a Sea

 

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