Even though the topic of conversation is The Jesus & Mary Chain, this quote from High Fidelity is also applicable here: "They picked up where your precious Echo left off, and you're sitting around complaining about no more Echo albums. I can't believe you don't own this f---ing record. That's insane."

Named after a 1980 Echo & the Bunnymen album, Crocodiles also borrow heavily from the Mary Chain and related things that were noisier on purpose, not just for the soothing, narcotic thrill of it. Summer of Hate is a great record that changes much from track to track.