When Primal Scream’s Exterminator – or Xtrmntr – came out in 2000 as the last album on Alan McGee’s legendary Creation Records it made quite a stir. McGee must have told The Scream to let the label ‘go out with a bang’, and boy did they deliver.
Exterminator is Punk flavoured anarchism mixed with a big beat rumpus, a sonic protest against the self-righteous and unchallenging indie-music of the day. Or, as NME put it: ‘rarely has anger been so beautifully managed’, as they put it on the #2 spot of the best albums of 2000 (only losing out to Radiohead’s Kid A).
With Exterminator The Scream produced war you can dance to, proving themselves ahead of their time.