Scotland's Primal Scream provided the Brit-pop movement of the early '90s with one of its most revered albums, Screamadelica. The group's trippy blend of electronica, bluesy Stones-kissed alternative rock, and acid house fueled a lot of weekend benders, but they were never a singles band, which makes this first collection of "hits" both glorious and problematic. Beloved Primal Scream epics like "Loaded," "Swastika Eyes," and "Kill All Hippies" appear here in their edited versions along with familiar 120 Minutes staples like "Higher Than the Sun" and "Movin' on Up," giving the novice a decent outline of the band's seven albums, but longtime fans would probably trade Dirty Hits' penchant for brevity for remastered versions of the original LPs.
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AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger