by Primal Scream
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There's no overestimating the importance of Screamadelica, the record that brought acid house, techno, and rave culture crashing into the British mainstream -- an impact that rivaled that of Nirvana's Nevermind, the other 1991 release that changed rock. Prior to Screamadelica, Primal Scream were Stonesy classic rock revivalists with a penchant for Detroit rock. They retained those fascinations on Screamadelica -- one listen to the Jimmy Miller-produced, Stephen Stills-rip "Movin' on Up" proves that -- but they burst everything wide open here, turning rock inside out by marrying it to a gleeful rainbow of modern dance textures. This is such a brilliant, gutsy innovative record, so unlike anything the Scream did before, that it's little wonder that there's been much debate behind who is actually responsible for its grooves, especially since Andrew Weatherall is credited with production with eight of the tracks, and it's clearly in line with his work. Even if Primal Scream took credit for Weatherall's endeavors, that doesn't erase the fact that they shepherded this album, providing the ideas and impetus for this dubtastic, elastic, psychedelic exercise in deep house and neo-psychedelic. Like any dance music, this is tied to its era to a certain extent, but it transcends it due to its fierce imagination and how it doubles back on rock history, making the past present and vice versa. It was such a monumental step forward that Primal Scream stumbled before regaining their footing, but by that point, the innovations of Screamadelica had been absorbed by everyone from the underground to mainstream. 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.

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Release Date: 06/17/2003
Label: Plain
UPC: 0646315510614
catalogNumber: 106

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Screamadelica 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album sounds just as fresh and inventive today as it did way back in 1991 when it was originally released. Like a fine was done right back then and sounds even better today. If you don't own this modern masterpiece, you simply must add it to your collection. It is beyond simple description. Imagine a musical collage that embodies everything that is good about'd have ''Screamadelica.'' This is a must for any true music fan's collection. This album simply could not be better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is 1 of the best albums EVER!! I would not class it as a dance album, its more like modern jazz apart from tracks 1,2,3. Higher than the sun, is the most imaginative song to grace the planet. If you have'nt heard this song live you have not lived. You can do nothing gut stand and marvil in its beauty. The hole album is a thing of beauty and meant to be heard live!!!! Buy it now