Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Friday, January 13, 2012

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN / Automatic (1989)

The amphetamine-fuelled third album has the brothers finding a compromise between the distortion-heavy sound of their first album and the quieter, more sombre sound of their second. It took me a while to really warm to it.
The inclusion of a very obvious drum machine and synth bass is a shame, because live instruments would've given it an extra dimension, but when hidden behind the guitar distortion it's tolerable. Ultimately, it's another great release from the Scottish band who were their own worst enemy.

Songs of Note: Blues from a Gun; Drop

4 shitty album art is shitty out of 5

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