Screamadelica

Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1991 Ratings: #26 / 421
User Score
Based on 385 ratings
1991 Ratings: #12
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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.

tha138
91
Although they didn't realize it, they moved up, higher than the sun, absolutely loaded, praising the euphoria of the rave generation.
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).

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365WHATAPPLE
63
Day 10/325: Alternative Dance

Almost wanna give this record a 9 just for the cover.
PinkeRon
92
This thing absolutely blew me away upon my first couple listens. At certain points I had to stop and check if I was listening to the same album, or if my Spotify got messed up or something. I was being hit with so many different sounds of neo-psychedelia, techno, house, indie, alternative and dance rock. Influenced by the Beach Boys, Nico, and a whole lot of LSD and MDMA, Primal Scream was able to construct one of the most forward-thinking and unique records of the 90s.
Toasterqueen12
56
Genre QuaQuaQuaQuaQuaQua: episode ten: "Eighty Hours in the Hot Seat"

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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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Added on: November 29, 2012