Like the Velvet Underground, their most obvious influence, the chart success of the Jesus and Mary Chain was virtually nonexistent, but their artistic impact was incalculable; quite simply, the British group made the world safe for white noise, orchestrating a sound dense in squalling feedback which served as an inspiration to everyone from My Bloody Valentine ... Read more in Amazon's Jesus & Mary Chain Store
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4.0 out of 5 starsInteresting but subdued12 Jun 1999
By Greekfreak - Published on Amazon.com
For purists, I guess this album would be considered essential, but it's not. Instead, buy the albums it predates (Psychocandy and Darklands) and enjoy the sketchy nature of the songs. Also includes a decent version of 'Happy Place' and a great rendition of 'About You.' The Psychocandy tracks don't match up to the originals, however.