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Tag Archive 'Neo-Psychedelia'

“Forty-four years is a long time between albums, but for singer/songwriter Linda Perhacs it has been exactly that… [T]his set picks up where her hallucinatory classic left off….It’s spacy yet bright and fluid. The Soul of All Natural Things… is unmistakably an extension of the sonic, spiritual continuum Perhacs began — and probably thought she [...]

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Foster the People: Supermodel

“Supermodel is full of infectious, dance-oriented music that touches upon ’80s-influenced dance-rock… soulful psychedelia… and melodic acoustic rock… in equal measure….[I]f Torches scratched the surface of twenty-something angst, then Supermodel takes that exploration a few steps deeper, revealing a more introspective, enigmatic, world-weary tone.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“Boogarins were in high school when they recorded their debut, and they spend its duration lightly teasing every record in their collections, reproducing it note-perfect faithfully while tweaking its nose….That they assembled an album that sounds this good while working in their parent’s basements says a lot about their talent. They have good taste in other people’s records, [...]

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“This time around, Hendrix is his chief influence, as evidenced by the roaring title track, and he does expand that with his traditional Lennon, Curtis Mayfield, and Prince obsessions. Song for song, it’s his most consistent album….” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“Swapping out the sonic and mental clutter for a host of centered, unconfused rock tunes is a curveball move, for sure, but the end product is the most memorable, lasting, and relatable albums in Of Montreal’s extensive catalog, and easily one of the best.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Beachwood Sparks: Desert Skies

“Prior to the release of Beachwood Sparks’ 2000 self-titled Sub Pop debut album, the California neo-hippie country-rock outfit had already produced an album’s worth of material. Recorded in true DIY style in a small converted one-car garage known as the Space Shed, this would-be debut, titled here as Desert Skies, featured the band’s earlier six [...]

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“The full-length debut album from Los Angeles’ Capital Cities, 2013′s In a Tidal Wave of Mystery is an infectious mix of synth-heavy dance pop….[T]he album brings to mind the early, innovative electronic music of artists who were earnestly taken with the explicitly computer-generated sounds of the modern wonder that was the synthesizer, like Level 42 [...]

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“[Prince Rama]claim to cover the ‘pop hits’ of ten imaginary bands that all died during the apocalypse by ‘channeling’ them… The ‘songs’ on Top 10 Hits of the End of the World seem to aspire to a peyote-induced vision that melds Bananarama, latter-day Siouxsie & the Banshees, and Hayzie Fantayzee with a little Kajagoogoo and [...]

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Beach House: Bloom

“On Bloom, Beach House just go about their mind-blowing business…. Bloom is a sonic boomerang: resist if you must, but you’ll inevitably end up right back where you started — sucked into their heavenly sonic utopia.” –Boston Phoenix Check Our Catalog

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Tame Impala: Lonerism

“If their debut was any indication, Tame Impala’s second full-length, Lonerism, will once again be compared to albums from the late 1960s and early 70s. But if their intent was to make a record that sounds like it came from that era, they’ve failed and ended up with something more fascinating.” –Pitchfork Check Our Catalog

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Fun.: Aim and Ignite

“This music needs to be listened to as an album, in one sitting, so you can appreciate the way the musical and lyrical ideas flow together and play off of each other. That said, there are moments of genius that grab you even on your first casual listen. [Ruess'] lyrics have a way of investigating [...]

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