Psychocandy (album) by The Jesus And Mary Chain

Psychocandy
Psychocandy by The Jesus And Mary Chain (1985)
Overall rank: 290th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 748 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1985 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (36th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (290th)

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Jesus and Mary Chain Psycho Candy CD 1995 Warner Bros
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Psychocandy is ranked as the best album by The Jesus And Mary Chain.

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From leniad 08/21/2019 20:48
this sound like velvet undergound of the 80s , love it
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From Goliath 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 antaiospiano 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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65/100
From RealSlimFatty 02/12/2018 02:09
Worth the headache.
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60/100
From JulianR 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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From Brad1770 09/05/2017 09:37
This album is masterful in every way , for many years it sat comfortably as my all time favourite . I never tire of the feedback, the chaos , the quiet loud and giddy ride . Thank you Reid brothers, thank you young Bobby Gillespie for bringing this baby into the world
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90/100
From cmoshier 08/22/2017 00:29
This record really paved the way for shoegaze as a genre, and the likes of MBV and Swirlies in the 90's.
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From patriciatoledo 07/25/2017 03:44
Reminds me a lot of The Cure, but shoegaze. It really annoys me that Just like Honey and Sowing Seeds have the exact same beginning though. It's like they were completely out of creativity.
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From Pretender 07/07/2017 07:27
So brutally good. This year will never be beaten when it comes to producing great albums?
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From Reppu1976 03/25/2017 01:29
A good album and a very strong debut, typically the band's sound until "Honey's Dead"
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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
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