Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Fronzoli


3.5
great

Review

by Zac124 USER (49 Reviews)
November 11th, 2023 | 15 replies


Release Date: 11/10/2023 | Tracklist

Review Summary: It is some great psychedelic rock. Nothing more, nothing less.

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets started off their career with High Visceral Pt.1 and Pt.2 which features some of the best psychedelic rock in the 2010s. Since then, they have released three more albums where they stayed in their comfort zone and not pushed past the sound of the High Visceral albums. Fronzoli has carried on this trend of great psychedelic rock by the band that is nothing more but nothing less.

It is evident from the opener, Nootmare (K.I.L.L.I.n.G) [Meow!], that their ability to write bouncy psych rock riffs has not vanished or even slightly been exhausted. Fronzoli is filled to the brim with great fuzzy riffs, which is exactly what is to be expected from a Psychedelic Porn Crumpets album. From the endless amount of energy found on All Aboard the S.S. Sinker, to the great thumping rhythm that the Dilemma Us from Evil chorus gets to boast, to the straight up craziness throughput (I’m a Kadaver) Alakazam, there is never a dull, sluggish moment to be found on Fronzoli. However, one of the issues that plagues these more energetic cuts is the lack of a great, memorable hook. They are all riffs, but little else is there that really keeps you coming back. One outlier here is Sierra Nevada where the great hooks and the noisy crescendo pushes the track into being an easy highlight.

However, that issue is not to be found on the slower, dreamier cuts. Cpt. Gravity Mouse Welcome is probably the best track Fronzoli has to offer. The distorted vocals deliver spacey melodies, in the vein of David Bowie's Space Oddity, and a simple solo that strengthens the track's hypnotic atmosphere. The acoustic cut Illusions of Grandeur, despite not even reaching two minutes in length, brings further strong vocal melodies that get stuck in your head as it acts as the albums cool down. The album ends with Mr & Mrs Misanthrope containing a weirdly Britpop-esque chorus and a wall of noise oozing with atmosphere.

Fronzoli will not surprise anyone who has listened to a single Psychedelic Porn Crumpet album before, nor will it convince someone to finally get into them. While it may be the band's strongest release since the High Visceral it is still very much in their comfort zone. Like the last three albums, it kind of just blends into their discography with a few, albeit great, songs that stand out within the tracklist.



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Zac124
November 11th 2023


2363 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The final tracks chorus sounds just like another song, and I cannot think what it is. I am pretty sure it is a Britpop song though.



Anyway, hope the review turned out well even though I kinda rushed it. They are also one of the best live bands I have ever seen, so if you ever get the chance to see them live, I definitely recommend it.

SlothcoreSam
November 11th 2023


6135 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's the most 3.5 album I've heard all year.



AsleepInTheBack
Staff Reviewer
November 11th 2023


9752 Comments


shit i forgot this was coming out

very good live band. their last LP was meh. slightly worried.

Pho3nix
November 11th 2023


1570 Comments


Interesting album cover

Zac124
November 11th 2023


2363 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

@AsleepInTheBack This is slightly better than Night Gnomes but I won't pretend that it is some great return to form for them.

bellovddd
November 13th 2023


5212 Comments


the name of this band always made me laugh and made me never take them seriously

Gyromania
November 13th 2023


36908 Comments


Last track is so good

Zac124
November 13th 2023


2363 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

@bellovddd Fair enough but I still cannot recommend them enough if you have never listened to them.



@Gyromania Agreed. It is easily among my favourites on the album.

Pikazilla
November 13th 2023


29028 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

first two still slap the hardest

ChaoticVortex
November 13th 2023


1569 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

These guys peaked early (like a lot of bands) but this is still a nice jam.

WalrusTusk
November 13th 2023


1768 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This album is pretty fun. It isn't anything new, to the reviewer's point, but it's def heavier that SHYGA!

RogueNine
December 21st 2023


5494 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Night Gnomes was already somewhat of a step back and this may be even more so. I'll have to spin it again.

RogueNine
February 13th 2024


5494 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

On paper this should be at least as good as the last couple; the textures are there and so is the vocal energy. But there are zero hooks and the grooves that you'd think would land don't. Songwriting really does tip the scales.

bellovddd
February 13th 2024


5212 Comments


worst band name

Galbador
February 13th 2024


418 Comments


Easily. Not even funny bad, just bad bad



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