11 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

On 1997’s Vanishing Point, Primal Scream were ill at ease with the world. They still are but XTRMNTR transforms the darkness into fury. Their most thrilling and inventive record since Screamadelica, it’s a combustion of political sloganeering, pressure-cooker punk (“Accelerator”), agit-techno (“Swastika Eyes (Jagz Kooner Mix)”), scuzzy hip-hop (“Pills”), and throbbing psychedelia (“Shoot Speed / Kill Light”). Amid all the aggression and uprising, electro ballad “Keep Your Dreams” reminds us there’s still beauty and optimism at the heart of the band.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On 1997’s Vanishing Point, Primal Scream were ill at ease with the world. They still are but XTRMNTR transforms the darkness into fury. Their most thrilling and inventive record since Screamadelica, it’s a combustion of political sloganeering, pressure-cooker punk (“Accelerator”), agit-techno (“Swastika Eyes (Jagz Kooner Mix)”), scuzzy hip-hop (“Pills”), and throbbing psychedelia (“Shoot Speed / Kill Light”). Amid all the aggression and uprising, electro ballad “Keep Your Dreams” reminds us there’s still beauty and optimism at the heart of the band.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

14n ,

Furious

The opening track 'Kill all hippies' sets the tone for the majority of this album. It rips off at a furious pace and only once, with 'Keep your dreams' does it even attempt to relax. This is the most relentlessly angry album I can think of; its like early PIL on speed ('Blood Money'). There is no blues/rock here. It is the angry son of Screamadelica's house/techno/rock fusion. 'Pills', 'Insect royalty' and 'MBV Arkestra' thump, scream and threaten damage and it ends on a rocking beat with 'Shoot speed...'. Hard work, but worth it.

-suedehead- ,

Evil!!!

This album is fantastic,more head wrecking than anything they have done before or ever will.This is pure white noise from start to finish and played live is even better.

199121 ,

Great

'Kill All Hippies' is such a good opener to an album that really is full of anger. A lot of these songs are really good to hear live [accelerator] or just listen to [shoot speed/kill light]. Probably their best album after screamadelica

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