Screamadelica

Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1991 Ratings: #26 / 415
User Score
Based on 288 ratings
1991 Ratings: #14
Liked by 7 people
September 23, 1991 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sire / Warner Bros. / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

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.

100
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.

83
Entertainment Weekly

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

exception
89
A breathtakingly fresh response to the extremely popular techno and acid house scene of dance music in the 90s. Screamadelica brings psych-rock elements along with electronic and disco elements, which forms a project that is like no other. There are some filler tracks and some tracks that are too messy for their own good, but as a whole, Primal Scream made something that still to this day hasn't been surpassed as far as dance music goes (Daft Punk comes close though).

fav tracks: Don't Fight ... read more
Toasterqueen12
56
Genre QuaQuaQuaQuaQuaQua: episode ten: "Eighty Hours in the Hot Seat"

Mission Report: Well, welcome to Agusta, Kentucky agent, at least the outskirts of it. Sneaking into the cargo hold was dangerous but you've done it. It appears that the two of them have already gone inside was appears to be an abandoned hut in the middle of this fields wearing strange robe and masks. Agent, I believe I saw a spare robe and mask in the cargo hold. Put that in and infiltrate the compound.

Agent, I ... read more
tha138
91
Although they didn't realize it, they moved up, higher than the sun, absolutely loaded, praising the euphoria of the rave generation.
luna128
90
Previously underground indie rock outfit Primal Scream decided in 1990 to take their sound into a new direction inspired by the then-increasing popularity of acid house genres mixed with strong sonic artifacts of gospel and old-school 70s rock thrown in for good measure. This produced what many consider as their magnum opus, Screamadelica, in 1991. Fit with elements of the aforementioned acid house, gospel, early rock, and even somee beautiful wind sections contrasted with electronic samplings ... read more
zachthesnack
95
Easily one of the most adventurous and colorful records I have yet to hear out of the 90s. This album explores so many different musical elements and genres throughout its hour long runtime (especially on the front half, GOOD LORDDDDD) serving particularly as a pastiche to the alternative dance scene in Europe that was thriving during this time.

The psychedelic undertones all over this thing are so rich and infectious and fun that by the end of the record I was left wanting more, which for an ... read more
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Track List

  1. Movin' on Up
  2. Slip Inside This House
  3. Don't Fight It, Feel It
  4. Higher Than the Sun
  5. Inner Flight
  6. Come Together
  7. Loaded
  8. Damaged
  9. I'm Comin' Down
  10. Higher Than the Sun (A Dub Symphony in Two Parts)
  11. Shine Like Stars
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