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ARTIST
TITLE
Automatic
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
PLAIN 167LP PLAIN 167LP
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RELEASE DATE
5/23/2011

"1989's Automatic is the third album from this Glasgow alternative rock institution and was engineered by Alan Moulder. At this point in their career, J&MC was essentially a duo -- brothers Jim and William Reid and a drum machine. The dark, twisted pop -- sometimes soaked in feedback, sometimes pounded out with drum-machine backing -- of Automatic contains their most successful single up to that point, 'Head On' (later covered by the Pixies). Pitchfork wrote in 2006: 'Conventional wisdom wrongly calls this the dud. With the band reduced to the brothers only, things go artificial: the drum machine is foregrounded, the bass is played on keyboards, the feedback's on vacation. In that space, the Reids take their biggest shot at doing full-on pop, something that feels like a career peak.'" On 180 gram vinyl, housed in a full-color gatefold sleeve.