Psychocandy (2006 Remaster) [1CD]
Released in 1985, Pyschocandy is the debut album from Scottish rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain.
For their debut, originally released on 18th November 1985, The Jesus And Mary Chain combined pop melodies worthy of Brian Wilson, echo-laden production worthy of Phil Spector and guitar feedback noisier than The Velvet Underground; alternative rock has yet to recover.
Scottish siblings Jim and William Reid (along with bassist Douglas Hart and drummer Bobby Gillespie) grace Psychocandy with 14 hazy, intoxicating originals that range from amphetamine rush ‘Never Understand’ to spectral beauty ‘Just Like Honey’ - the latter of which has featured in several films, most notably the Oscar winning Lost in Translation. Psychocandy is a seminal alternative rock album influencing the forthcoming shoegazing genre of guitar music.
Upon release, the album received rave reviews from music critics and outlets including Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Q Magazine have since gone on to hail the album as one of the greastest of all time.