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on 30 July 2008
Here Comes Alice, Blues From A Gun and Between Planets are slick and sexy, but the rest of the album is predictable rawk and soon becomes monotonous. A far cry from Psychocandy. The pounding drum machine is ever-present and oppressive - bring back Bobby Gillespie!
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on 28 August 2007
Automatic is probably the last Mary Chain album to put on your shopping list- you certainly shouldn't even think of getting it unless you already have Psychocandy, Darklands, or Stoned and Dethroned. A fairly predictable set of brainless rock'n'roll cliches set to drum machines, it sounds very much like the band were trying to break into the American market at the time by sugar-coating their gloomy alternative-rock. The result is a far more palatable album than either Psychocandy or Darklands, but a markedly inferior one- it sounds like Primal Scream and Billy Idol collaborating on a film soundtrack from the early 90s. Although its a fun listen, its rather formulaic and samey- most of the tracks blend into each other by the end. As such, its far from an essential purchase.
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