Of Montreal   Aldhils Arboretum
3.4 Release Date: 2002
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4.5 superbAnthracks | March 21st 12

Despite the morbidly depressing lyrics, this is the ultimate feelgood album. Possibly the least experimental album in the band's catalog, Aldhils prides itself on its striking contrast between morose storytelling and insufferably optimistic melodies. Kevin's carefree vocal delivery on here is also a standout, though it may be a turn off for some.

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4.5 superbzoso33 | April 18th 10

This is an extremely important record that carries a strong influence on 21st century psych-pop music. Kevin Barnes and company have been innovating since the early four-tracks, and Aldhils is a key tweak in sound for the band. Its twitchy rhythms and tempos can be heard clearly even on Skeletal Lamping, and are telling of the latter half of Of Montreal's catalogue. "A Question For Emily Foreman" displays some of the bands best guitar work, and "An Ode To the Nocturnal Muse" will make you smile uncontrollably. The entire work is teeming with a psych-pop chaos, yet maintains a nonchalant groove throughout.

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3.5 greatJarek | October 19th 14
4.0 excellentinsanedrexl1 | July 20th 14
3.0 goodFulciflesheater | July 3rd 14
3.5 greatblackcaticus | April 15th 14
2.5 averagezombietransit | January 2nd 14
4.0 excellentCWBrown | September 25th 13
3.5 greatW. Israel Rosen | September 19th 13
3.5 greatdave the loser | September 17th 13
4.0 excellentDanny A. III | July 17th 13
3.0 goodpitchforkdotcom | June 14th 13
4.0 excellentdavidjoseph666 | June 13th 13
4.0 excellentADM20 | May 14th 13
3.5 greatSharenge | May 8th 13
2.5 averageTheMcartz33 | February 28th 13
3.5 greatthenewflesh | January 27th 13
1.5 very poorEmmDubyalicious | October 30th 12
4.0 excellentskeletallamper | September 16th 12
3.5 greatZombieDenial | April 30th 12
3.5 greatjinglingjongler | February 23rd 12
3.0 goodlivingisland | February 2nd 12
3.5 greatrussellgod | December 11th 11
3.5 greatfox | November 25th 11
3.5 greatOtto Peyer | October 4th 11
3.0 gooddareeen | May 27th 11
3.0 goodPierre Hysterical | March 10th 11
4.5 superbRFGM | March 8th 11
3.5 greatHacknet | January 30th 11
3.0 goodAggravatedYeti | January 18th 11
2.5 averageHidinginHeadphones | January 16th 11
2.5 averageAndrew Kaster | December 20th 10
3.5 greatfr33convict | December 6th 10
2.5 averageSTJBirds | July 19th 10
2.5 averageThef | May 29th 10
1.0 awfulMika DeLoach | March 18th 10
4.0 excellentDustin Donovan | February 6th 10
4.0 excellentChris Gibbons | January 23rd 10
5.0 classictheycallmebetty | December 12th 09
3.0 goodRudy K. STAFF | December 9th 09
2.0 poorSupernewman1 | November 23rd 09
3.0 goodchessler | July 19th 09
4.5 superbPanfanelpwno | June 24th 09
2.5 averagemrfixit | April 24th 09
4.0 excellenttehj | March 1st 09
3.5 greatLifeForm | March 8th 08
5.0 classicuncut | January 8th 08
3.5 greatkingurth
3.5 greatsadisticmonkey

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