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Psychocandy (album) by The Jesus And Mary Chain 

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Psychocandy
Psychocandy by The Jesus And Mary Chain (1985)
Overall rank: 265th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 591 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1985 (5th)
Top 50 albums of the 1980s (36th)
Top 500 albums of all time (265th)

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Psychocandy is ranked as the best album by The Jesus And Mary Chain.

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95/100
From Sometype 10/29/2016 09:51
intoxicating
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From garycottier 06/14/2016 20:24
Phil Spector and the Ramones meet the Velvet Underground in 1980's Britain. Psychocandy, is a beautifully noisy pop/rock record with distorted guitars ruling the roost. It's all very simple, but incredibly effective as the Jesus and Mary Chain move from one potential pop classic to the next. Sure, a lot of it sounds the same, but so what? It's great. Just like honey, is a superb opener and the album never lets up. It goes for that classic sound, and has the balls, the confidence, and the swagger to pull it off. Brilliant.
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From Cojo7 04/15/2016 16:54
I'm warming up to this album slowly. I still think that the feedback doesn't interact very well with everything else but I'm starting to appreciate the sound more. I have no clue why I'm wasting so much time listening to this every couple hours when I could be listening to much better albums.
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From Cojo7 04/13/2016 02:56
I'm gonna be honest, I don't like this at all. I think that I very much enjoy good noise rock and shoegaze, but this is just nothing like that. Good noise music adds layers to the music, the added layers here overpower everything else. The singer is also absolutely awful, but the main problem is the lack of cohesion between the feedback and the music. I'm giving it a 45 mostly just because of its influence on later and better bands, but the music is really a 40.
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65/100
From ShadowColossi 02/19/2016 03:44
Not as good as the other Shoegaze greats that were inspired by this record. Mostly repacked pop melodies with a shit load of distortion packed on top of it. It doesn't create a "wall of sound" like Loveless, doesn't have the swirling bliss of Ride's Nowhere, or the beauty and emotional power of Heaven or Las Vegas. Some of the distortion is excessive, borderline static more than powerful, and oftentimes overdone, making the song sound like it doesn't have a guitar part at all, just static in the key of the song. Not to say this album is a complete flop- "Just Like Honey" and "The Hardest Walk" are both great tracks, utilizing the soft-hard dynamic, kicking in more distortion for an extra emotional edge, as well as "My Little Underground" which has a great guitar tone. But overall, as a whole piece of music, it sounds unimpressive.
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60/100
From Space-Dementia 11/24/2015 17:49
It's just annoying. Real noise rock is stuff like Sonic Youth or My Bloody Valentine, where there's layers and layers of stuff on top of each other that ends up sounding beautiful, and if there's a ton of feedback and distortion, then it's significant and adds to the beauty of the song. Here, it's like they decided to play some pop songs and just throw on as much feedback as possible onto it. I can barely even hear the drums let alone the bass because of how loud it all is. I guess people enjoy this, but I really don't see how this is in the top 250 albums of all time.
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85/100
From ECUpirate 08/25/2015 18:30
Wow. Really strong album from the 80's.
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From WinthropthePug 08/17/2015 05:21
Take out the feedback and what remains is some undistinguished power pop. Anyway, where contemporaries My Bloody Valentine used feedback to give a song form and mood, on "Psychocandy" it only distracts.
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From F1Aaron 12/11/2014 01:08
Good album. Favorite tracks are Just Like Honey, Taste The Floor, In A Hole, You Trip Me Up, and The Living End. I love how this album has a lot of noise and melody altogether. It makes it unique and very influential
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From Arthurknight 10/11/2014 23:02
every track: awesome
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