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Ranked: The Jesus and Mary Chain

The Jesus and Mary Chain's Albums from Most to Least Essential

Sep 06, 2012 The Jesus and Mary Chain
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Ranked is our regular series in which one of our writers takes an artist’s catalogue and ranks all of their official studio albums from best to worst. The order is decided by the individual writer, rather than our editors. This time Austin Trunick ranks The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Riding seemingly out of nowhere on a wave of harsh fuzz and candy-sweet hooks, Scottish brothers William and Jim Reidleaders of The Jesus and Mary Chainwould inspire dozens of other acts to turn up the gain dials on their amplifiers with the release of their 1985 debut, Psychocandy. Though the band’s sound and lineup would change many times until their breakup 14 years later, the handful of classic albums they put out in that time was amongst some of the most influential indie records of the era.

Click here to see The Jesus and Mary Chain’s major releases, ranked from most essential to least.

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