Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Mar 13, 2023
I'm speechless...

Screamadelica is the 3rd album by Scottish band Primal Scream, and was released in September 1991.
It was recorded throughout 1990-91 throughout different studios in London, Chiswick & Hackney.

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

This was the first album from the band to achieve commercial success, peaking at No. 8 in the UK Albums Chart.

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 shift between alternative rock, neo-pshycedelia & acid house.

Everything sounds immaculately composed; most times its upbeat & groovy but also at times rather sinister due to the disorienting effects on the synths.

Other times this album can be a fantastic combination of dance-fused cuts that embody the sounds of the past, present & the future and that makes it feel like an otherwordly journey that got bopping my head to the rhythms and occasionally up on my feet dancing, which I haven't felt like doing for quite a while.

I don't have much else I can say to describe Screamadelica, other than a fascinating 65min drug-like trip that dives into different generations of the best forms of music to deliver something that's otherworldly & compelling all the way through.

Definitely fresh-sounding for a 1991 record.

1 Comment
The 48 hours of September 23rd and September 24th has to be the best album period yet. This in my opinion is better than the big 3 that was released on the 24th (TLET, Nevermind, BSSM).
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