Of Montreal - Satanic Panic in the Attic
Letís say Iím a crack head and the Elephant 6 label is my crack. In the case Of Montrealís Satanic Panic in the Attic
Iíve scored some of the best crack Iíve ever got next to Olivia Tremor Control, Circulatory System, and The Apples in Stereo. Seriously, I only got this album two days and itís been in the CD player nonstop.
In case you have no idea what Iím talking about, Of Montreal is a poppy psychedelic band located in Athens, Georgia. This album was released this year (2004) and is their 7th studio release. To get an Idea of what they sound like play the MP3ís I have included at the bottom of this review.
In relation to other Of Montreal releases this one may be their most catchy. This is especially obvious with "Disconnect the Dots" with its handclaps and playful lyrics you could swear this was a song for Sesame Street. Now this could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on who you are. Under no conditions would I tell a metal head to listen to this band without knowing that they actually liked this type of Music. With that said, there are some rock moments in the record. The chorus for "Spike the Senses" sounds like a fuzz monster had decided to pay a visit during recording. Actually there are no slow songs on Satanic Panic in the Attic
except the acoustic tune "City Bird".
The singing here is great and provide many of the albums best hooks in songs that have otherwise been mediocre. Thereís no shortage of cool noises either which something I always love. Overall the structures and melodies are nicely constructed and flow right into each other without problem.
I love the lyrics and themes too. I never thought it was possible to make a song about kissing dead corpses so catchy and the lyrics from My British Tour Diary are great.
Satanic Panic in the Attic
"On our trip to England I noticed something obscene
People still actually give a shit about the Queen."
is quite a fun record. The cover art fits the mood perfectly. So if you are a fan of Neo- Psychedelia or traditional Psychedelia like The Beatles and The Beach Boys I would highly recommend this album
This is going to be one of my favorite albums of the year.
Two songs from the album
[URL=http://www.ofmontreal.net/disconnect_the_dots.mp3]Disconnect the Dots[/URL]