#1
I always liked the Jesus and Mary Chain and owned a few CDs but I only got round to buying Psycho Candy a few weeks ago. After repeated listens I was left confused as to why it's reported as being one of the best albums ever. Some songs are great but I think they're drenched in feedback a little too much. I can understand how it was influential but the feedback is just plain annoying. Anyway, what are your opinions on The Jesus and Mary Chain? Personally, I think Darklands is a much better album than Psycho Candy.

EDIT:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvBlKcyfeoU
#3
I've only got Psychocandy. I think it's ok, but always hear it like a less catchy version of the Stone Roses.

It was obviously very influential, and I might check out some of their other stuff. I was under the impression that Psychocandy was their masterpiece so the rest of their stuff wasn't essential. I do love the Pixies' cover of 'Head on'... is that on Darklands?
#7
i like some songs... but i prefer BRMC who many say are a contemporary version of the same kinda thing?
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#8
Got their 21 singles album - just abt the best compilation/best of CD I've got

Some Candy Talking, Just Like Honey, Almost Gold - hell, EVERY track is a classic
#9
I wanna pick up Honey's Dead just because of it's first track, it's really good. I can't listen through all of psychocandy, I get distracted because the tracks sound so alike.

I do think they are considered shoegaze and are one of it's inventors
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#10
I like them but never picked up any of their albums.
you tell me who's better. i think good charlote are better than the bealtes but that's only because their lyrics mean more and they are better musicians.


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#11
They're like Souxsie & The Banshees for me; a band that I've known about for at least a decade and never really felt the need to listen to. Don't know why, I've only ever heard good things, just haven't taken the time...
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#12
I heard two songs on psycho candy. the fedback on the second one made my turn it off.

way too annoying.
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#14
Quote by uncle_jimmy
I heard two songs on psycho candy. the fedback on the second one made my turn it off.

way too annoying.

Too much feedback? I can't imagine that. I'm moving Psychocandy higher on the priority list of Albums to Buy.

Edit: If you are talking about the song "the living end", I thought it rocked...
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#15
I've only heard Psychocandy...but In A Hole, The Living End, and Taste The Floor are amazing.
#16
best song on Psychocandy has to be Inside Of Me!
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#17
Bought Psychocandy 3 weeks ago, it's hard on the ears but there is a certain je ne sais qa to it i suppose. The best thing Bobby Gillespie ever done was get kicked out of TJAMC though because the Scream kick buttocks!
#18
it's great because it's different. without the feedback, it would be as lame as... well, their later albums. basically worthless. not as intense, not as rock and roll.