We just want to emote 'til we're dead.
Oh I know that this album will be blogged to utter death in the upcoming months, and probably throughout the year. And I know that a number of the tunes have already been blogged in the last couple of weeks since its leak. But the great thing about Of Montreal's latest is that it's so incredibly difficult to pick the standout tracks because they're all so damned good. One gem after another- and even more so (in my opinion) than on Of Montreal's past releases. So extremely literate and yet fantastically tuneful at the same time, which is a feat that's often difficult to achieve. And yet that's become Of Montreal's calling card in the past with classics like The Gay Parade and Satanic Panic In The Attic.
I've never been one to overly study lyrics but these are so daedal and disjointed at times that they're even more over my head than Of Montreal typically is. And yet that doesn't seem to take away from the songs whatsoever. "Faberge Falls For Shuggie" is a funky groove that brings to mind the style of Prince, Ween, Beck, or even Frank Zappa. The song "The Past Is A Grotesque Animal" is nearly twelve minutes long but is so engaging in it's lyrics and harmonies that it goes by in a fleeting intake. And then there's "She's A Rejector" and I don't even know where to begin on that one. It's almost like front man Kevin Barnes has gone and taken up all the words with Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? And I'll just leave it at that for now.
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