This comeback of sorts is both reminiscent of the Jesus and Mary Chain’s great early work and also fits into today’s alt-rock formats. Soaring, gorgeous guitar sounds replace the early gritty, back-to-the-audience pre-grunge sounds that set them on the pantheon of innovative rock & rollers. There are even love songs! Once in early interviews, they cited Burt Bacharach and Hal David as songwriting influences, and that has always been evident in their songwriting. We all grow up, hopefully, and they have grown up well.
Score: 10 out of 10
Damage and joy