The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1985 Ratings: #4 / 78
User Score
Based on 224 ratings
1985 Ratings: #5
November 1, 1985 / Release Date
LP / Format
Blanco y Negro / Label
Noise Pop, Post-Punk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Arguably Psychocandy is an album with one trick and one trick alone -- Beach Boys melodies meet Velvet Underground feedback and beats, all cranked up to ten and beyond, along with plenty of echo. However, what a trick it is.

96
Pitchfork

Psychocandy remains a perfect record for states of feeling so bratty, depressed, or disgusted that you actually start to enjoy it.

okcomputer12127
85
When I Heard 't4o73yy47 5o48y59n843y 98y943y5n34onyo34y893498 y3498yo8ny34o8y348oym89y8r9y98y948yr89p2up09u09u309u'

I felt that.
notbuzzzila
97
EDIT: MASTERPIECE

PART 3 OF CLEANING OUT MY PERFECT SCORES

Noise pop classic for sure. Still love this thing.

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original review (4/6/19): N/A (original score (4/6/19): 100)
morningsbell
78
A highly influential album that might have shaped 90s indie rock along with The Stone Roses' self titled debut...
However, musically it pales in comparison to later albums inspired by this album.
itsyahboinoah
91
When it comes to this band being a proto-shoegaze act and pathing the way of such bands such as My bloody valentine. I feel like their most well known album "psychocandy" isn't fully fleshed as their prescessers. The thing with this band i really do admire is the music here sounds like structured pop tunes that is layered with heavy distoration such as the track "just like honey". They is a sameness of a number of these songs underneath with a hazy noisy sounds to it. I ... read more
lemuriams
NR
Overrated
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Track List

  1. Just Like Honey
  2. The Living End
  3. Taste the Floor
  4. The Hardest Walk
  5. Cut Dead
  6. In a Hole
  7. Taste of Cindy
  8. Never Understand
  9. Inside Me
  10. Sowing Seeds
  11. My Little Underground
  12. You Trip Me Up
  13. Something's Wrong
  14. It's So Hard 
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