The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Damage and Joy”

It’s pretty much exactly what you’d expect from a band who hasn’t put out any material in almost two decades. It’s good, it’s classic, but it doesn’t pack the same punch their earlier stuff did. That said, Damage and Joy contains all the feedback dripping guitar and angsty (which does feel strange voiced by a 50 year-old rather than a 20) crooning of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s Roots. Overall, while a little outdated, the album is worth a listen and the songs are worth a play.

Play: 3,6,7,9,10,14

FCC: 1,5,12,13

RIYL: The Velvet Underground, Pixies, My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Jr.


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