YMMV / Primal Scream

  • Awesome Music: Even when Gillespie writes the lyrics, it's no wonder that Primal Scream is one of UK's primary alternative rock acts. "Movin' On Up" and "Necro Hex Blues" are examples.
  • Face of the Band: Bobby Gillespie.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Lots of people like to pretend Primal Scream only record electronic rock stuff.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: "Stuka" from Vanishing Point contains the line "If you play with fire then you're gonna get burned / Some of my friends are gonna die young." Robert Young died in 2014.
  • Narm: Even fans admit Gillespie's a horrible lyricist.
  • Sequel Displacement: Screamadelica was their third album, and it's their best known and admired album. Their first two are obscure, and opinions on them are mixed.
  • Win Back the Crowd: After the divisive Give Out, Vanishing Point and XTRMNTR were much more warmly received by fans and critics.


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