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I have listened to a lot of great older albums lately and many have really amazed me.  Although most of the bands I have only recently discovered deserve posts, no other band really captured me more than Scottish rockers Primal Scream.  Through the 80s Primal Scream played what could be easily classified as indie/alt-rock, that sound changed with their seminal 1991 album Screamadelica that incorporated many elements from house and rave music of the time.  Screamadelica is a perfect hybrid of classic-rock themes, sample based production and electronics that is much unlike anything else I have ever heard.  Some songs may sound very Rolling Stones while others may sound like Brian Eno.

Screamadelica has earned the band near universal praise and the album is now considered a classic.  I definitely recommend the entire album to any one who is a fan of either rock or electronic… and really who doesn’t like either of those genres?  Although Primal Scream may not have the same reputation of indie-rock gods like Pavement or Guided By Voices, their music was very important during the early 90s.  Do yourself a favor and go listen now!

-PK

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