Damage and Joy

Summary

Damage and Joy is the seventh studio album by Scottish alternative rock band the Jesus and Mary Chain, released on 24 March 2017 by Artificial Plastic Records.[13] It is the group's first album in 19 years, and marks their first collaboration with producer Youth.[14]

Damage and Joy
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Studio album by
Released24 March 2017 (2017-03-24)
Recorded
  • Spain
  • England
  • United States
  • Ireland
Length53:05
LabelArtificial Plastic
Producer
  • Youth
  • the Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jesus and Mary Chain chronology
The Complete Vinyl Collection
(2013)
Damage and Joy
(2017)
Singles from Damage and Joy
  1. "Amputation"
    Released: 9 December 2016
  2. "Always Sad"
    Released: 10 February 2017
  3. "The Two of Us"
    Released: 16 September 2017[1]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[3]
Consequence of SoundC+[4]
DIY[5]
The Observer[6]
Paste6.2/10[7]
Pitchfork6.7/10[8]
PopMatters[9]
Record Collector[10]
Rolling Stone[11]
The Skinny[12]

Half of the album's songs had appeared previously in different versions: an earlier recording of "All Things Pass" was released on the 2008 Heroes soundtrack as "All Things Must Pass"; "Song for a Secret" and "Amputation" were released by Jim Reid, the latter as a solo single in 2007 under the title "Dead End Kids"; "Can't Stop the Rock" was released by Sister Vanilla, the Reids' sister Linda; and "The Two of Us", "Get on Home", and "Facing Up to the Facts" were released by Jim's band Freeheat.

AccoladesEdit

Accolades for Damage and Joy
Publication Accolade Year Rank Ref.
Fopp Best Albums of the Year 2017
45
God Is in the TV Top 50 Albums of the Year 2017
35
Louder Than War Top 100 Albums of the Year 2017
4
Piccadilly Records Top 100 Albums of the Year 2017
53

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by William Reid and Jim Reid.

No.TitleLength
1."Amputation"3:24
2."War on Peace"4:34
3."All Things Pass"4:34
4."Always Sad"2:52
5."Song for a Secret"3:21
6."The Two of Us"4:12
7."Los Feliz (Blues and Greens)"4:54
8."Mood Rider"4:04
9."Presidici (Et Chapaquiditch)"3:36
10."Get on Home"3:31
11."Facing Up to the Facts"3:05
12."Simian Split"4:14
13."Black and Blues"3:23
14."Can't Stop the Rock"3:21
Total length:53:05
Japanese edition bonus tracks[19]
No.TitleLength
15."Black and Blues" (acoustic demo)2:36
16."Yoko"3:53
Total length:59:34

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Damage and Joy.[20]

MusiciansEdit

TechnicalEdit

  • Youth – production (tracks 1–7, 9–11, 13, 14)
  • Michael Rendall – engineering, mixing
  • Jamie McEvoy – mixing assistance
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain – production (tracks 8, 12)
  • Dave Trumfiopre-production (track 8)
  • Josiah Mazzaschi – engineering (tracks 8, 12)
  • Jamie Grashion – additional engineering
  • Conor Brady – additional engineering
  • Tommaso Colliva – additional mix engineering
  • Marcus Locock – additional mix engineering
  • John Davis – mastering at Metropolis Mastering (London)
  • Rachel Willett – cover photo

ChartsEdit

Chart performance for Damage and Joy
Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[21] 72
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[22] 32
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[23] 60
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[24] 44
French Albums (SNEP)[25] 77
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[26] 34
Irish Albums (IRMA)[27] 22
Italian Albums (FIMI)[28] 70
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[29] 1
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[30] 24
Scottish Albums (OCC)[31] 6
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[32] 31
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[33] 43
UK Albums (OCC)[34] 16
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[35] 1
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[36] 9
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[37] 22
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[38] 38

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