More Light - Primal Scream
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  • Summary: The tenth studio release for the Scottish rock band was produced by David Holmes and features guest appearances by Robert Plant, My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields, and Mark Stewart.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Jun 17, 2013
    90
    It is one of those odd Primal Scream albums where they pull it all together--roping in the hard rock, free jazz, club beats, flowery psychedelia, the worship of the Stooges, and a devotion to avant-garde cinema--building upon the past in an attempt to get closer to the future.
  2. May 13, 2013
    80
    Primal Scream haven't sounded this vital in at least a decade. [Jun 2013, p.97]
  3. May 7, 2013
    80
    As it develops, it shows off a new side to them once again, one which wants to make records which draw on their experience rather than trying to do something completely new, and that in itself puts More Light up their with their best.
  4. Jun 18, 2013
    80
    Throughout, Holmes maintains a steady hand on the controls, never letting the stylistic shifts overwhelm the overriding ambiance, which is to revel in sensuality of synapse-stroking while riding the pure physicality of a full-on dance/rock record.
  5. May 10, 2013
    70
    More Light is prosaic, but also proof that when you want to rally a new generation, it’s not Marcus Mumford you want holding the megaphone.
  6. 70
    ["It's A;right, It's OK" is] Yet another foray into shameless retro pastiche, then, but it concludes this gloomy, ear-bashing album with a welcome blast of rousing optimism. [Jul 2013, p.90]
  7. Jun 3, 2013
    40
    What starts out as inviting, quickly becomes a bit irritating and ends up overwhelmingly draining and drab if tackled all at once.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jun 17, 2014
    10
    In my opinion, Primal Scream's best album to date. Although long, this album rarely has low points. The opener "2013" is a perfect track along with many others on the album. Expand
  2. Jun 21, 2013
    9
    Álbum notável e bastante ecléctico. Misturas de sons fantásticas. Álbum bastante inteligente e actual.
    Para mim um dos melhor álbum dos
    Primal Scream está ao mesmo nível dos primeiros.
    26 revisões com uma média de 78/100 para mim uma revisão falsa, este álbum vale muito mais que álbuns aqui cotados com mais de 85/100
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  3. Jun 18, 2013
    9
    The best of all Primal Scream's world. Sprawling, hazy, and enjoyable. It would be tough to brand Primal Scream and the same with this album.
    Perfect for launching the summer.
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