AOTY 2023
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1991 Ratings: #49 / 461
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Based on 818 ratings
1991 Ratings: #40
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Drowned in Sound

It is a beautifully structured, brave and confident record that either through accident or brilliance manages to still sound as uniquely relevant as it did back in 1991.


There's little chance that this record will be as revolutionary to first-time listeners, but after its initial spin, the genius in its construction will become apparent -- and it's that attention to detail that makes Screamadelica an album that transcends its time and influence.

Entertainment Weekly

The pastiches backfire a bit; the dizzying array of styles keeps the band from developing a consistent personality.


Like a musical LSD trip!

Normally known for their indie rock sound, Screamadelica marked a significant change in direction for Primal Scream, drawing more influences from house music, which was on the rise at the time, as well as drugs like LSD & MDMA.

It's hard to put into words what kind of trip this album was to sit through since it feels like a genuine trip on drugs like the inspirations suggest.

There's multiple genres & sounds explored throughout this album as well; it can ... read more


Recommended by the lovely @UltimateLifeFrm!

This album has been on my radar for a while (mostly because of Ultimate mentioning it a few times and showing me some tracks from it). I didn't really know what to expect from this project, since I wasn't really familiar with the band's discography besides the few tracks I've heard. I have to say though, the album cover is a great one. It intrigued me to check out the album. It looks so goofy, I love it. When I looked at the genre labels and read ... read more


Screamadelica is the album that I have plans to review but never really did, now I have more time to review this album and this album is Ahead of time for 1991.

Screamadelica is a definition for me of feelings that neo-psychedelia music should give. It's the feeling of being on a good drug trip. Production is incredible with a lot of catchy moments and solid sonically. The vocals are great they perfectly fit into colorful instrumentations. The only thing that did not makes it 10/10 is the ... read more


*Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums #437*

This album does sound surprisingly modern for when it came out, and I can imagine at the time this was considered ahead of its time. That being said, there is not much I got out of it on first listen that I was that interested in, it ended up being just pleasant background noise. Some of it reminded me of Alt-J.

Favorites: Slip Inside This House; Movin On Up; I'm Coming Down
Least Favorites: Don't Fight It, Feel It; Higher Than the Sun


Didn't expect a EDM LP by looking at the cover.



this album is so fun....................

*breakdances furiously*

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Added on: November 29, 2012