Rank the Tracks: Primal Scream's Screamadelica (1991)

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Rank the Tracks: Primal Scream's Screamadelica (1991)

Postby Honorio » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:20 pm

Ready to slip inside this House?



Primal Scream's "Screamadelica" (1991)

Tracklisting:
01 | Movin' On Up
02 | Slip Inside This House
03 | Don't Fight It, Feel It
04 | Higher Than the Sun
05 | Inner Flight
06 | Come Together
07 | Loaded
08 | Damaged
09 | I'm Comin' Down
10 | Higher Than the Sun (A Dub Symphony in Two Parts)
11 | Shine Like Stars

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Primal Scream's Screamadelica (1991)

Postby ordinaryperson » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:54 am

"My soul's an oasis, higher than the sun"

01 | Loaded
02 | Slip Inside This House
03 | Don't Fight It, Feel It
03 | Come Together
04 | Movin’ On Up
05 | Higher Than the Sun
06 | Shine Like Stars
07 | Inner Flight
08 | Higher Than the Sun (A Dub Symphony in Two Parts)
09 | Damaged
10 | I’m Coming Down
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Primal Scream's Screamadelica (1991)

Postby whuntva » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:47 pm

Movin on Up
Loaded
Come Together
Damaged
Higher Than the Sun
Shine Like Stars
Don't Fight It, Feel It
Slip Inside this House
Higher Than the Sun (Dub Symphony)
I'm Coming Down
Inner Flight
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Primal Scream's Screamadelica (1991)

Postby jamieW » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:06 am

04 | Higher Than the Sun*
02 | Slip Inside This House
03 | Don't Fight It, Feel It
05 | Inner Flight
07 | Loaded
01 | Movin' On Up
10 | Higher Than the Sun (A Dub Symphony in Two Parts)
06 | Come Together
11 | Shine Like Stars
09 | I'm Comin' Down
08 | Damaged

Personal favorites *
Overall album rating: 5.82 (Okay)

(This was one of the few albums so far that I actually liked less than I remembered...)

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Primal Scream's Screamadelica (1991)

Postby Sunwoo1213 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:21 am

07 | Loaded
06 | Come Together
01 | Movin' On Up
08 | Damaged
02 | Slip Inside This House
03 | Don't Fight It, Feel It
04 | Higher Than the Sun
10 | Higher Than the Sun (A Dub Symphony in Two Parts)
05 | Inner Flight
09 | I'm Comin' Down
11 | Shine Like Stars

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Primal Scream's Screamadelica (1991)

Postby Honorio » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:53 pm

04 | Higher Than the Sun
01 | Movin' On Up
07 | Loaded
02 | Slip Inside This House
08 | Damaged
03 | Don't Fight It, Feel It
11 | Shine Like Stars
10 | Higher Than the Sun (A Dub Symphony in Two Parts)
09 | I'm Comin' Down
06 | Come Together
05 | Inner Flight

jamieW wrote:(This was one of the few albums so far that I actually liked less than I remembered...)

Hey, jamieW, I feel exactly the same way!! Out of curiosity I looked to my 1991 list to find the album as #5 of the year. I still like some of the songs (the first half on the ranking above) and the influences of Gospel and Dub are extremely welcomed but now I find this album vastly overrated. And I use "overrated" in the sense that I don't feel that the album fully deserves the acclaim it receives from the critics. It's usually described as a milestone on the mix of Dance and Rock but: a) Primal Scream were not the first ones doing this, being preceded by New Order in almost a decade and by the Madchester bands, in fact at this stage of their career Primal Scream were more or less trend-hopping and b) mixing the two styles should not be doing a song in Stones style followed by a House song, in my opinion it should be to achieve a satisfactory and personal way of integrating both (something only achieved here IMHO in "Loaded" and "Slip Inside This House").
I also used purposely the adjective "personal" because the thing that I liked less when I revisited the album was the lack of personality of the band. Here Primal Scream sounded like their producers. Produced by Jimmy Miller they sound like the Stones, produced by the Orb they sound like a Trip-Hop act, produced by Hypnotone they sound like a Psychedelic band and produced by Andrew Weatherall they sound like, well, Andrew Weatherall. In fact I put at the bottom of my rankings all the tracks produced by Weatherall (except "Loaded"). Maybe I'm wrong but to me these tracks seem like being recorded with little involvement of the band. Take for instance a track like "Don't Fight It, Feel It." It's an excellent House track but it seems like if the band was out partying when it was recorded, it sounds like played completely by the producer with guest musicians (as Denise Johnson on vocals). The band seem absent on most of the tracks. Even Bobby Gillespie is rarely featured as lead singer on the Weatherall-produced tracks (he only sings in 2 of 7 tracks).
Well, that's only my opinion. And moreover I understand the reasons of the ones that like it (I was one of them!).

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Primal Scream's Screamadelica (1991)

Postby jamieW » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:05 am

Great review, Honorio. I couldn't put my finger on the reason I liked it less than before (besides the fact there was a redundancy to many tracks that must have seemed fresh to me years ago), but it certainly does sound more like a "producer" entity than a "band" entity. (In fact, it feels a little overproduced in spots.) There are definitely highlights, but there were also times I found the album tedious.

Surprisingly, I just re-listened to "XTRMNTR" again recently and had the exact opposite reaction - I liked it better than I remembered. Maybe that also factored into my reaction, since I thought I'd feel the same about "Screamadelica," as it's been quite a while since I'd heard it. Perhaps my expectations were just a little too high for this one...

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Primal Scream's Screamadelica (1991)

Postby DaveC » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:07 am

06 | Come Together
09 | I'm Comin' Down
07 | Loaded
10 | Higher Than the Sun (A Dub Symphony in Two Parts)
01 | Movin' On Up
08 | Damaged
04 | Higher Than the Sun
11 | Shine Like Stars
03 | Don't Fight It, Feel It
05 | Inner Flight
02 | Slip Inside This House

Not one of my favourite albums, but there no tracks that I dislike either.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Primal Scream's Screamadelica (1991)

Postby luvulongTIM » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:07 am

6.Come Together (the REMIXED AMERICAN version)
1. Movin' On Up
8. Damaged
11. Shine Like Stars
3. Don't Fight It, Feel It
4. Higher Than The Sun
9. I'm Coming Down
10. Higher Than The Sun (A Dub Symphony in Two Parts)
2. Slip Inside This House
7. Loaded
5. Inner Fight

While I no longer think Loaded is a load of crap I think it's ridiculously overrated and by far near the very bottom when it comes to my favorite Primal Scream singles. I just don't get it. Lots of dubbing....AND?????? What else does this have to offer? And I love me some Scream. I'm also incredibly grateful the overdubbed British version of Come Together was scrapped from the American release & in its place the remarkably superior remix of the song.
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Primal Scream's Screamadelica (1991)

Postby Honorio » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:50 pm

Results after the first week of voting:
01 | Movin' On Up | 3,4 points
02 | Loaded | 3,6 points
03 | Come Together | 4,1 points
04 | Higher Than the Sun | 4,7 points
05 | Don't Fight It, Feel It | 5,6 points
06 | Slip Inside This House | 5,9 points
07 | Damaged | 7,6 points
08 | Shine Like Stars | 7,4 points
09 | Higher Than the Sun (A Dub Symphony in Two Parts) | 7,6 points
10 | I'm Comin' Down | 8,4 points
11 | Inner Flight | 9,1 points

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Primal Scream's Screamadelica (1991)

Postby bonnielaurel » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:17 pm

On with the quest...

03 | Don't Fight It, Feel It
05 | Inner Flight
07 | Loaded
01 | Movin' On Up
02 | Slip Inside This House
06 | Come Together
08 | Damaged
11 | Shine Like Stars
09 | I'm Comin' Down
04 | Higher Than the Sun
10 | Higher Than the Sun (A Dub Symphony in Two Parts)
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Primal Scream's Screamadelica (1991)

Postby Elder » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:27 pm

04 | Higher Than the Sun
03 | Don't Fight It, Feel It
07 | Loaded
05 | Inner Flight
01 | Movin' On Up
09 | I'm Comin' Down
08 | Damaged
11 | Shine Like Stars
06 | Come Together
02 | Slip Inside This House
10 | Higher Than the Sun (A Dub Symphony in Two Parts)
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