Jesus and Mary Chain – Stoned and Dethroned – Vinyl, LP, Reissue, 1972 Records, 2012
Vinyl LP repressing of this 1994 album from the British Alt-Rock icons. The recipe for a cult-classic: A band’s most-anticipated release which features a big change in sound encounters a divisive reception. Fans of the band’s early work cry foul, and a younger, more open-minded set of fans welcome a tuneful and nuanced, yet often mournful offering. Pepper in an undated production and jump almost two decades into the future. The remarkable thing about Stoned & Dethroned, the Jesus & Mary Chain’s fifth album, is not that it’s a cult classic, but that it’s also regularly touted as the band’s best album.