Psychocandy (studio album) by The Jesus And Mary Chain

Psychocandy by The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 288th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 843 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1985 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (36th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (288th)
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80/100 (from 843 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.8/100, a mean average of 78.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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From 08/04/2021 17:14
Melhor álbum dos anos 80.
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From 03/25/2021 16:13
Disco fundamental do alternativo. Existem ecos em vários movimentos musicais posteriores!
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From 10/05/2020 21:25
The album is built upon the clashing of the noise driven feedback that serve as the Foil or dichotomy to the beautiful soft spoken 60's inspired pop vocals. The beauty of this record is the dissonance and not the consonance. Noise and screaming feedback makes you uncomfortable and uneasy, then however the vocals bring a sense of comfort by being something you've heard a thousand times before, a simple singable pop melody. The record is highly connected with its successors, but it has the strength to stand on its own.
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From 09/10/2020 20:04
For some reason I can't help but think this sounds like The Beach Boys and The Velvet Underground mashed together. Great songs, though.
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95/100
From 01/10/2020 15:22
Grating, brutal and paving the way for shoegaze, its obvious that Psychocandy must've been pretty powerful at the time it was released (it still is). Every song is just filled with that noisy fuzz and feedback to the point where it gives me a headache. That said, each individual song is almost flawless, and - I gotta say - I love me that wall of noise so much I can't stop listening. Setting a benchmark for future bands (A Place to Bury Strangers essentially copied their early sound from this album), The Jesus and Mary Chain have an instant classic with this record. The only points docked are for lack of variability within the album - many songs sound similar/the same - but they are all phenomenal so....

Favorite tracks: Just Like Honey, The Living End, Taste the Floor, Never Understand, Sowing Seeds
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From 08/21/2019 20:48
this sound like velvet undergound of the 80s , love it
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From 11/26/2018 09:47
Headache inducing trebly racket? Maybe not that bad but certainly not for me. Sowing Seeds and The Hardest Walk are OK.
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From 10/28/2018 05:04
Songwriting-wise and vocal-wise they resemble Joy Division and Iggy Pop a lot, but then again: which post punk band at that time didn’t? They make noise rock like Joy Division wouldn’t dare and The Velvet Underground weren’t able to. And that’s worth something.

@JulianR: maybe this is an unpopular opinion, but I don’t think simplicity equates lacks of quality. “They just...” is something you can say about a lot of artists, even (especially) a lot of classics.
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From 02/12/2018 02:09
Worth the headache.
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60/100
From 10/24/2017 19:34
Its cool, but it gets really boring really fast. And on some of the songs it sounds like they play the song and then just overdub a ton of treble-y reverb.
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Best Albums of 1985
1. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
2. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
3. Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits
4. Meat Is Murder by The Smiths
5. Psychocandy by The Jesus And Mary Chain
6. Songs From The Big Chair by Tears For Fears
7. The Head On The Door by The Cure
8. Tim by The Replacements
9. Misplaced Childhood by Marillion
10. Steve McQueen by Prefab Sprout
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19. Love by The Cult
20. No Jacket Required by Phil Collins
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