- Summary: Alison Mosshart (The Kills), Warren Ellis (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds), and Will Sergeant (Echo and the Bunnymen) guest on the band's first album in four years, which ditches the aggressive, electronic elements of their previous two outings in favor of a more traditional blues-rock homage.
- Record Label: Sony / Columbia
- Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
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FilterThis is the band's most cohesive, accessible, melodic and lyrically viscous record to date. [#21, p.99]
UncutIt's dumb, downhome fun, and deliberately gizmo-free. [Jul 2006, p.86]
Q MagazineIn creating a party record that will easily translate to the festival season's main stages they've also reversed out of the narrow tunnel that, for all their adventure, they were being led into by the bombastic Xtrmntr and Evil Heat. [Jul 2006, p.110]
gastonmNov 12, 2006It's a great album.and with this album they show they're just not electronic music. pd1:i love the mandolin solos pd2:the song when It's a great album.and with this album they show they're just not electronic music. pd1:i love the mandolin solos pd2:the song when the bomb drops is fuckin' great pd:fuck pitchfork and stylus magazine… Expand
GiulioJun 14, 2006classic 70's stones sound but extremely amusing! It's only rock'n'roll... and I like it!
Jan 17, 2015Just a great rock album really. With enough 'alternative' thrown in to make it interesting.
The tempo's high, the riffs great and althoughJust a great rock album really. With enough 'alternative' thrown in to make it interesting.
The tempo's high, the riffs great and although the lyrics aren't all gems, the overall effect is memorable.
It was a surprise to me after sampling some of their previous efforts. I hadn't expected the full-on rock, but it was a pleasant surprise, a very pleasent surprise! I spent the whole album waiting for a weak track to appear and, unusually, it never did.
The gentle closing song "Sometimes I Feel So Lonely" hits just the right note as well.
Well done 'Scream!… Expand
[Anonymous]Jun 15, 2006Rawk and Roll
BenGOct 23, 2006Pitchfork are not the gatekeepers of quality. Sometimes music should be fun, not innovative. I like Primal Scream's forays into Pitchfork are not the gatekeepers of quality. Sometimes music should be fun, not innovative. I like Primal Scream's forays into electronic music, but it's nice to hear some Give Out-type tunes again.… Collapse
SteveJun 19, 2006Extremely disapointing. I love Primal Scream and was expecting something innovative and catchy, which they always manage to do, until now. Extremely disapointing. I love Primal Scream and was expecting something innovative and catchy, which they always manage to do, until now. There's absolutely nothing interesting here. Just a very bland, shallow album.… Expand
MichaelMJul 30, 2006All I can say is, "What the Hell?!?" At the first song, I thought they were kidding. By the last, I was still hoping that they were, because All I can say is, "What the Hell?!?" At the first song, I thought they were kidding. By the last, I was still hoping that they were, because offering this turd of a Stones rip-off with a straight face would mean that this once mind-melting band has truly given out and given up.… Expand
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