Darklands (album) by The Jesus And Mary Chain

Darklands
Darklands by The Jesus And Mary Chain (1987)
Overall rank: 876th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 20 albums of 1987 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (133rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (876th)

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The Jesus And Mary Chain bestography

Darklands is ranked 2nd best out of 11 albums by The Jesus And Mary Chain on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Jesus And Mary Chain is Psychocandy which is ranked number 290 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,973.

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From Street21221 07/22/2019 15:09
Favorite Tracks:About You
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From cmoshier 11/03/2017 20:11
Best Tracks: April Skies, Happy When It Rains
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From garycottier 06/22/2016 19:35
Basically, psychocandy, without the feedback and distortion. Alright, it's a bit more than that and though it isn't as interesting as it's predecessor, it certainly is more emotive and the songwriting overall is just probably slightly stronger, but i love the noise on, psychocandy, although it gives me a headache if I listen to it too loudly(the only album that does that to me). The second of the Mary Chain's two classic albums, darklands, is an essential eighties album.
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From F1Aaron 12/25/2014 22:41
This was so different to Psychocandy in a good way that is. It showcases how the Reid Bros. were able to write melodic songs without the use of noise and feedback as the others had said. Well done to the Mary Chain for doing this. My favorites are Darklands, Happy When It Rains, Down On Me, April Skies, and Cherry Came Too
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From bonafini 07/17/2013 03:37
A true 80's album.
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From camsh 05/09/2013 18:28
A massive improvement from Psychocandy. Melodic and nice throughout.
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From SuedeSwede 04/20/2013 21:15
Lovely themes of melancholy, April rain, and dark lives. Nice album overall.
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From Secondsoul 01/20/2013 14:07
This album is so different to it's wonderful predecessor but is still a good album in it's own right. The singles taken from it are it's best tracks!
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From Santiago 07/27/2012 15:08
After Psychocandy created some controversy regarding the sound of TJAMC, Darklands counterbalances and shows the critics and the public that the band was also capable of writing strikingly beautiful songs without necessarily recurring to the "Noise Rock" aesthetic.
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Best Albums of 1987
1. The Joshua Tree by U2
2. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
3. Sign 'O' The Times by Prince
4. Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths
5. You're Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr.
6. Document by R.E.M.
7. Bad by Michael Jackson
8. Hysteria by Def Leppard
9. Louder Than Bombs by The Smiths
10. Sister by Sonic Youth
11. Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me by The Cure
12. Substance by New Order
13. Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode
14. Kick by INXS
15. Paid In Full by Eric B. & Rakim
16. Darklands by The Jesus And Mary Chain
17. Diesel And Dust by Midnight Oil
18. Tunnel Of Love by Bruce Springsteen
19. Come On Pilgrim by Pixies
20. Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun by Dead Can Dance


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