2007-05-10 - 9:36 a.m.
The new 5-song adjunct of Of Montreal's latest album is wonderful--all 5 songs as good as anything from the excellent Hissing Fauna....
Kevin Barnes seems to have arrived at that dazzling place in his songwriting where comparisons to other performers (Elephant 6 or otherwise) is no longer so easy. That's a cool place to be.
I'm also really enjoying: The new Mice Parade album (That first song kills me).The new Wooden Stars album. Apparently this Canadian band has been around for 15 years, but this is the first I'd heard of their pleasing and sometimes challenging music.Looks like all the Union Carbide Productions albums are being reissued. UCP were, to oversimplify, a Swedish Stooges, and they reigned in the late '80s/early '90s. Their third album is great.
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