Review Summary: Omar's Greatest Hits.
If there is one thing that can be said about Omar, its that he isn't afraid to venture into the unknown. And though most of his musical explorations are never without his usual touch of psychedelia, Omar has experimented with a variety of musical approaches that is unparalleled by any other artist in today's music. He has gone through so many different phases within his discography, that it's almost baffling to believe that all of those albums were written by the same person. Over 25 releases under his solo monikers, and all of them written in the span of a decade- That's an astonishing accomplishment.
And now after following Omar through all of his long and strange trips, he now rewards his fans with a compilation album featuring tracks from throughout his solo career. It contains various songs that represent all of the different chapters within his music. "Melting Chariots"
from The Apocalypse Inside Of An Orange
represents his Jazz phase, while other songs like "Polaridad"
and "Viernes" from Ciencia de los Inutiles
represent his Electronica and Folk phases. And then of course, there are tracks like "Asco Que Conmueve Los Puntos Erogenos"
which display his signature style of explosive psychedelic insanity. The album also contains a new song called "Casate Colmillo"
, from an album that has yet to be release titled, The Somnambulists
. If there was ever an album that could introduce a new listener into his deranged musical world, this would be it.