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Vanishing Point [Import]

Primal ScreamAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 15, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony UK
  • ASIN: B000024SXR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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Primal Scream Vanishing Point UK CD album

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music for the 21st Century June 10, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Along with Radiohead's "OK Computer", Prodigy's "Fat Of The Land" and The Verve's "Urban Hymns", Primal Scream's "Vanishing Point" is truly music for the next millenium. From the sitars of the opener to the final sonic chaos of the last track this truly is a great album. This is not to say, however, that it is everyone's cup of tea, far from it. As with most great recordings it takes a few listens before the music really grips you. This is a highly recommended CD for the person who thinks a little bigger than college radio!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Their Best Album! June 15, 2000
By Dutch
Format:Audio CD
In spite of the overwhelming praise lavished upon XTRMNTR, this one is better. Combining house and techno with traditional blues/rock and unique sound bytes, Vanishing Point is the Dark Side of the Moon for Primal Scream. "Kowalski," "Star," and "Medication" are each extremely different and somehow they all fit. Still, singles lovers should be warned that this album is a mood piece, and the mood is paranoia. "Star" encourages resistance against oppression with a constant look over the shoulder. Anyone who doesn't like to invest time in listening to something that builds and builds but never comes down should stay away. This is a post-industrial warning that probably came a little too late.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Killer waves January 15, 2000
Format:Audio CD
When I popped this CD in for the first time my head literally exploded in deep-seated audio delight! Burning Wheel is a masterpiece of spatial sound and music being combined into one super smooth burst of energy. It only gets better from there, trust me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very, very interesting February 8, 2005
Format:Audio CD
And a damn sight better than their Rolling Stones "tribute" album that preceeded it, Vanishing Point is a return to what Primal Scream do best. A marriage of guitars, synths, twisted vocals, drugged out rhythms ( both fast and slow - you get the idea that some songs were recorded under the influence of speed, some while on heroin) and psychedelic production touches. One minor gripe: when I first popped this into my cd player, the opening track "Burning Wheel" caught my attention. "I've heard this chord sequence, these sounds, before." After listening a few times, I thought I'd thumb through the cd booklet and find sampling credits for Pink Floyd's "Interstellar Overdrive" only to discover that this track is listed as a band composition. For shame!!!! Otherwise this is agreat cd. Highlights include the cover of "Motorhead", done as electronica, and the title track to "Trainspotting" ten-plus minutes of slowly unwinding, euphoria inducing, trance like psychedelia. A keeper, for sure.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Goes Out On A Limb and Hangs On March 9, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This album contains a very eclectic mix of musical and production styles. While it is often compared to Dark Side of the Moon, the melodies which are reminiscent of Pink Floyd sound a lot more like early Floyd than any of Floyd's hit albums.
But this album is much more diverse in style than that. "Get Duffy" is an instrumental that reminds me of Kruder & Dorfmeister or Air in its analog techno sound. "Motorhead" has enough grit and samples to pass for a Ministry song.
This album will hook you on Primal Scream. It is easier to listen to than XTRMNTR, and is a better place to start for a first time listener. I also think this album has a more mature sound than their earlier albums: less ear candy and more song crafting.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gem December 30, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This album tempts one to be fascist about their musical taste. I rarely comment on an album unless it is so good that I am driven to power up my laptop, fire up amazon.com, search for "primal scream" and choose to write a review. There's a lot of talent on this album, and it can appeal to the electronic/dance spinners as well as the "wall of sound/not quite industrial" new-wavers. Pick it up. It's very good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars SIGNALS THROUGH THE FLAMES November 6, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Primal Scream's dance-rock grafting musical vision may have been what everybody in the E'd-up Madchester scene were doing but it was with 1991's pigeonhole-dodging "Screamadelica" that the karaoke indie-rockers became our beloved revolutionary sweethearts. Restless and fidgety , "Screamadelica" was rock on jumper cables: an ecstatic groovallegiance that channeled singer and ringleader Bobby Gillespie's love for Al Green and "Exile on Main Street" through a superchunk of chemical dub, techno-gospel, spooky blues and drugged-up disco that felt like spiritual liftoff. Residue of Gillespie's Protestant upbringing? Too much drugs? Or heavenly action for real? Whatever. "Screamdelica" often sounded like accessing the divine. "Vanishing Point" re-establishes the Scream as a state-of-the-art rock band but the gospel oxygen of "Screamdelica" has become carbon-monoxide emissions. These are the withdrawal symptoms of the transcendental epiphanies of "Screamadelica" . This ain't no party. This ain't no disco. But Gillespie hardly loses his religion. "Burning Wheel" kickstarts: agit and spoiling for a dustup, giving the record away. But. Bleak and oily as "Vanishing Point" may be, everything still finishes up with murmurs of salvation. When he sings, by the end of the set, in the languid "Long Life", that "it's good to be alive", Bobby Gillespie sounds wan, wasted. But convinced. This is the OST not just of a junkie crashland, but ultimately, his revival, too. The din of riding out addiction's vortex from headrush to redemption. And what a redemption! Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars one of my top 3 favorite cds of all time...
i love Primal Scream. this cd is just beyond great!!! timeless, and a classic... totally recommend to anyone! great for chilling...
Published 19 months ago by highbird
2.0 out of 5 stars Kind of tepid, overall.
The biggest problem with Vanishing Point is that it doesn't really maintain a consistent tone. It starts off with an excursion into electronic dub, slowly developing a somewhat... Read more
Published on May 25, 2010 by Angry Mofo
4.0 out of 5 stars Cool, hip and smooth long night with the Scream gang
Vanishing Point is a great disc. As with all Primal Scream releases they wear their influences broadly and with distinct strokes. Read more
Published on April 10, 2005 by H. L. Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best albums of the 90's
This is the best produced recordof the 90's in my opinion, and surpasses the sum of its soul/jazz/dub/garage roots. Read more
Published on June 28, 2004 by williamcompanyman
2.0 out of 5 stars Not so great
This CD was a bit of a disappointment for me. Dischordant bits often drag on and on. For those looking for a Screamadelica-style experience, this is not it. Read more
Published on May 23, 2003 by Matthew E. Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars if there isn't medication i will put 5 stars
An excellent album. as i'm a big fan of Verve,i always love to explore more about the acid-daydream-dance-psyco british scence. Read more
Published on September 9, 2001 by liang
5.0 out of 5 stars Sky high six thousand miles away
This is one of the most underated albums of the 90's, it was a real comeback following the Scream's flirtation with Stones styled rock. Read more
Published on June 2, 2001 by Phil kennedy
4.0 out of 5 stars Primal Scream gone mad!
I've been a Scream fan since 91' and Vanishing Point was a new direction for them at that point. It's a very dark album and it can be tough to listen to but the songs are very... Read more
Published on January 10, 2001 by james d floyd
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