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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: 267th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 638 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1985 (5th)
Top 50 albums of the 1980s (35th)
Top 500 albums of all time (267th)

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The Jesus And Mary Chain bestography

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

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 638 votes)
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11/14/2017 17:20
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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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80/100
From antiquusxy 08/02/2017 10:02
Essentially a load of classic pop melodies with dark lyrics completely submerged in huge waves of noise. Although that may not sound appealing, and yes it is as grating as you could imagine, the tracks have primal power that have been emulated by inferior bands for decades after this record was released. Ballsy and somewhat revolutionary, "Psychocandy" is a fascinating listen that helped to birth the Shoegaze genre.
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70/100
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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95/100
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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90/100
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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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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55/100
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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