Screamadelica is the child of rave culture, rock, and even a touch of gospel. Even as the generation of college students who tripped to this music reach their 40s, this album continues to age surprisingly well. This is remarkable because drug albums tend to age like drug stories (which almost invariably end with “you had to be there”). But perhaps I’m overestimating the impact of psychoactive compounds on this album. The themes are classic to art as a whole: exploration, openness to experience, and fascination with everything. The diversity of this record explains its influence and agelessness.