Spin (11/91) - Highly Recommended "...Totally mind-blowing..."
Q (8/99) - Included in Q Magazine's "Best Psychedelic Albums of All Time"
Q (12/99, p.70) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."
Q (6/00, p.78) - Ranked #18 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"
Q (10/01, pp.110-1) - Ranked #2 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"
Q (8/99, p.139) - "...an ecstasy generation magic carpet ride of positive vibes and deep anchored grooves whose only aim [is] to take you higher..."
Melody Maker (12/91) - Ranked #1 in Melody Maker's list of the top 30 albums of 1991 - "...SCREAMADELICA provided not just 10 versions of the same song, but a schizo-eclectic range of styles, vibes and grooves: Stonesy raunch gone disco ("Movin' On Up"), brutal house ("Don't Fight It, Feel It"), and EXILE ON MAIN ST. blues ("Damaged")..."
NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #21 in NME's list of the "Greatest Albums Of All Time."
Uncut (magazine) (p.102) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "SCREAMADELICA's variety, imagination and, in a strange way, generosity continue to astonish."
Audio Remasterers: John Davis ; Kevin Shields .
Liner Note Author: Andrew Weatherall.
Recording information: Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee (11/1991).
Photographers: Kevin Westenberg; Grant Fleming.
Primal Scream's understanding of rock's varied vistas is encapsulated on this release. At its core are a series of dance-oriented tracks that broach several musical barriers. Samples, tape loops, dub and plangent chords gel together over various grooves, at times uplifting, at others ambient. Mixmasters Terry Farley and Andy Weatherall add different perspectives to individual tracks, with gospel choirs, pumping brass and spaceward basslines bubbling around several selections. Former Rolling Stones producer Jimmy Miller generated the spirit of Beggars Banquet for the rousing "Movin' On Up," while elsewhere the group imply acknowledgement to talismen the Beach Boys and Big Star. SCREAMADELICA is the ultimate confluence of rock and rave cultures.
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