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Munki

Munki

14 Oct 2011
4.6 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 14 Oct. 2011
  • Release Date: 17 Oct. 2011
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Sony Music UK
  • Copyright: This compilation (P) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
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  • Total Length: 1:26:15
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  • ASIN: B005QO7QU2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,877 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)
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I drifted away from the Mary Chain in the 90s so I just picked this up recently.
I think it's great - familiar JAMC noise augmented with occasional brass and guest vocals.
Don't know what someone coming to the band for the first time would make of it or if I'd recommend it as a starting point... yeah, go on it's worth the risk
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Exactly what I ordered and wanted
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...Truth is it's not been of my car CD player for three weeks! Driving to work these days has taken on a whole new meaning.
I was a J&MC fan throughout the eighties having caught them early on during one of the chaotic Glasgow shows back in 84. I must admit that come the early 90's I thought they had become the 'Ramones' of feedback.
This album changes everything and I just wished I had picked it up four years ago! Not a duff track in sight with, to these ears, the best set of songs on any J&MC album, great trashy lyrics courtesy of the ever cynical Ried brothers, you can sense history in the making as the two songwriters clash between the hate/love rock 'n' roll central theme.
I mean who can not sit back and enjoy a song with the immediate lyrical onslaught of 'I was just a teenage Jesus freak'? Production is huge and the noise guitars and bathtub drums work brilliantly with the tunes and melodies underpinning the chaos.
William sounds so p****d off on some of the tracks that you can almost sense the inevitability of the soon to happen split.
Leaving the very best to last this is a suitable swansong for a group who wouldn't compromise. Totally overlooked upon release this perhaps makes this an even more important masterpiece in the J&MC anti fashion. For Creation & no doubt McGee to take responsibility for the release is a fitting end from where it all started.
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hmm well i was 21 when psycocandy was released .loved it at the time ,can't listen to it now.the chain moved on .darklands was crap ,along with stoned n dethroned . but honeys dead and automatic were a a different approach they were classic albums .this the follow up and difficult to get released album (their label hated it) contains some class n some naff tracks was virtually the end of a band that lost there way.cant knock the value of this tho .2 cds of audio and a dvd of content .good value although u may want to hit the skip option a few times!
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Hailed by some as the saviours of rock'n'roll on the release of their debut LP 'Pychocandy' in 1985, it was perhaps inevitable that the Jesus and Mary Chain's career path would be downhill from thereon in. This, their last record, originally appeared in 1999 to widespread disinterest and the band split up soon after, bitter and disillusioned. It's a good record though, sometimes a fantastic record one, though at other times it is admittedly a little hard on the ears. The tension between Jim and William Reid, the brothers from East Kilbride who basically were the band, is nowhere more evident than it is here. Jim's songs are upbeat and melodic, celebrating his life and what he has made of it with music, as on the opening blast of 'I Love Rock'n'Roll' and the heartfelt 'Stardust Remedy'. One wonders to what extent Jim's optimism is an attempt to annoy his famously surly brother Wiliam, whose bitterness, misanthropy and self hatred manifest themselves in a number of uncompromising songs. On some, like 'Birthday' and 'Cracking Up', the result is bracing, dynamic, a perfect demonstration of the group's mastery of indie-rock dynamics; elsewhere, as in 'Commercial' and 'Degenerate', it's a (no doubt intentionally) bruising grind. The album is by no means unremittingly grim, however. Guest appearances by the brothers' sister on 'Mo Tucker' and Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandovaal on 'Honey' provide light relief and musical variety, while several more delicate songs towards the end, William's 'Never Understood' and 'I Can't Find the Time for Times' and Jim's 'Man in the Moon' and 'Dream Lover' prove that both could write impeccably melodic, sensitive, even moving pop music when they so chose.Read more ›
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..if you are a fan of the later work of the Chain, beginning with Honey's Dead, you'll love this album. If you are more into the tinny, over-feedback sound of the 80s, don't bother. A couple of the tracks on Munki are so-so, but the rest more than make up for minor lapses in Chain coolness. Especially good are Perfume, Commercial and Cracking Up. Make up you're own mind. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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Never mind the NME 6th form 'experts' or the record buying public - this album is a corker containing some sooper dooper tracks and deserves far more respect.
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