XTRMNTR

User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 52
  2. Negative: 2 out of 52

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  1. Aug 10, 2015
    9
    One of the reasons you listen to music is diversity. Unless you compare "Damaged" in Screamadelica with both versions of Xtrmntr's "Swastika Eyes" you will not realize how great this band is. The band got into trouble because of the use of the word "Swastika" in Xtrmntr and their alleged use of the Nazi salute and reference to getting rid of Israel during a concert in Glasgow. We might notOne of the reasons you listen to music is diversity. Unless you compare "Damaged" in Screamadelica with both versions of Xtrmntr's "Swastika Eyes" you will not realize how great this band is. The band got into trouble because of the use of the word "Swastika" in Xtrmntr and their alleged use of the Nazi salute and reference to getting rid of Israel during a concert in Glasgow. We might not listen to music because of themes and views. If so, leave these guys alone. But if you can get by what appear to be two incidents, you will not be unhappy that you add these guys to your list of great bands. Expand
  2. j30
    Sep 28, 2011
    8
    This album gets better each time I listen to it. If you like Thievery Corporation or any other Trip-Hop, or just instrumental groups. I recommend this album.
  3. May 25, 2011
    9
    A truly phenomenal album. Unquestionably their best and a fine send off for the Creation label. This record blew away all the chaff that was left at the end of the nineties. This is as far removed from easy listening as is humanly possible! Stand out tracks are too numerous to mention but the baselines in the title track and Shoot Speed Kill Light show Mani at his best. An honestlyA truly phenomenal album. Unquestionably their best and a fine send off for the Creation label. This record blew away all the chaff that was left at the end of the nineties. This is as far removed from easy listening as is humanly possible! Stand out tracks are too numerous to mention but the baselines in the title track and Shoot Speed Kill Light show Mani at his best. An honestly incredible piece of work. Expand
  4. May 6, 2011
    10
    Having not heard screamadelica, I was unsure what to expect. Not only was I blown away but now I have a new found respect for acid house artists. I used to think the genre was pointless and had no future but now I get it
  5. MDJ
    Jul 24, 2009
    10
    A real masterpiece.
  6. WesM
    Jun 4, 2008
    10
    Got me into Primal Scream and electronica; even hippies like myself can enjoy -- all stellar.
  7. AndreaF.
    May 12, 2008
    10
    Great!!!!1
  8. MoeT.
    Apr 2, 2008
    10
    The best rock album of 00's!
  9. TerenceB
    Feb 26, 2008
    10
    F**king great.
  10. WillL.
    Jun 5, 2007
    10
    Dark, but also atmospheric and hypnotic.
  11. wattiem
    Jan 10, 2007
    10
    awesome
  12. Colleen
    Sep 26, 2006
    10
    Absolutely ravishing.
  13. Thom
    Jun 5, 2006
    10
    This is ther one album where the name 'Primal Scream' is actually representitive of the music
  14. marcush
    Jan 7, 2006
    5
    Their worst album
  15. kissjulien
    Nov 10, 2005
    10
    the evolution of the band it's absolutely fantastique
  16. davidc
    Feb 24, 2005
    9
    It's pretty good, and should not be missed. Dark, and load but good.
  17. Filiopunk
    Feb 10, 2005
    10
    that' s fucking great!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. nickw
    Oct 20, 2004
    9
    Only a small step up from vanishing point and you get near perfect record (I skip the Chemical Bros. remix almost all the time) - I'm starting to forgive them for Give Out, But Don't Give Up.
  19. JonH
    Jun 13, 2004
    10
    A true Classic, after a few years it still is getting played in my cd player while my Strokes " Is This It " is collecting dust.
  20. Dan
    Feb 13, 2003
    9
    Definatly better than "Screamadelica" and Primal Scream's best album to date and most likely ever
  21. Taras
    Oct 27, 2002
    10
    Excellent! This album is truly a classic. It deserves to be up there with OK Computer in pushing the limits of the technology used in rock music. I bought a couple of other Primal Scream albums after hearing this and they were rubbish. How can one group be so inconsistent??
  22. BrunoP.
    Oct 22, 2002
    10
    This is one of the best albums ive ever heard. Total agressive and chaotic. This noise wont let you sit .
  23. mICHAELsTERN
    May 8, 2002
    4
    This album is lame compared to other Primal Scream's releases. It is mostly loud, repetitious and unlistenable. If you can sit through the entire thing you should receive partial royalties.
  24. parasiticsyphilitic
    Mar 19, 2002
    10
    this is not only the definitive soundtrack to life after the Criminal Justice Bill, it's a fucking good lash-up too. I defy you to stick on "Accelerator" at top volume and not be screaming with joy.
  25. DeanT
    Feb 14, 2002
    7
    good, but vanishing point is waaaaayyyy better
  26. MarkW.
    Oct 14, 2001
    10
    It's not as good as Screamadelica, but it is still better than anything else that gets played on any music station.
  27. SeanB.
    Aug 17, 2001
    8
    I still like Vanishing Point better, but this album is great!!!
  28. GaborJ.
    Jul 3, 2001
    10
    OK
Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. The most exciting album in years....as punishing and urgent as any music you've ever heard.
  2. The angriest, least compromised, most utterly justified pop record in years ?
  3. 100
    Think of a universe far, far away, where Ministry, Raw Power-era Iggy Pop, Public Enemy, and Meat Beat Manifesto get together for a pissed-off, hyped-up jam. That's what XTRMNTR sounds like, and it's a downright amazing disc.