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The Jesus and Mary Chain: Automatic

Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 12 November 1989

THE BROTHERS REID have made an art form of abrasiveness: a first album that dragged you through thickets of distortion to reach the sweetness at the center. Concerts marked by indifferent delivery and unpredictable (usually short) duration. Mumbling interviews. There's something refreshingly real about these surly, semi-articulate Scots and their pursuit of an eccentric ideal of pop perfection. 

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