Chain Gang Of Love

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Sep 2, 2003
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12

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  1. Giulio
    Sep 17, 2003
    10
    If you miss the early Jesus And Mary Chain sound you will adore this album!
  2. StevenL
    Apr 28, 2004
    10
    this is ana amazing cd and they deserve so much more attention than they are getting
  3. Julia
    Nov 4, 2006
    7
    While this album may drag on, it still has the sparkle of originality glossing over its banal charm. This is its saving grace. Oh, and saying things like "Let's make out and go out and meet some strangers" is always a hot addition to any set of lyrics.
  4. jeffm
    Dec 13, 2004
    10
    i'm hopelessly in love with these their romanticism. it is infectious, since these guys are just so coool. strong backbeats and song structures make me remember the ronettes et al, even if i'm not old enough to do so. this is truly great pop-rock and the fuzz is simply aesthetic ecstasy. extremely enjoyable.
  5. ScottM
    Dec 18, 2005
    9
    Original. Sexy as hell. Retro. Electrifyingly alive!
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Q Magazine
    80
    Cinematic, loaded and decadent. [Sep 2003, p.109]
  2. Magnet
    80
    A full-length valentine to the Jesus and Mary Chain. [#60, p.110]
  3. That Jesus and Mary Chain vibe is still there, but this time around, the focus is almost exclusively on just how catchy Wagner and Foo can make each song, and the result is surprisingly effective.