Tame Impala - Lonerism

Tame Impala - Lonerism
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87
Based on 631 user reviews
2012 Rank: #2
2012 Psychedelic Rock: #1
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Jun 9, 2016
95
My first album review. It’s only right that I review the album that has my favorite songs of my favorite band. Tame Impala’s Lonerism is not a masterpiece. And don’t expect me to throw that word around when reviewing any album. There’s few to none masterpieces out there in my amateur opinion. But what do I know?

This album was a step up from their previous one and I have to give it lots of credit for a few reasons. Lead singer, Kevin Parker, struggled with the ... read more
Nov 11, 2015
JustinSlick
94
Too good, seriously. It's pretty much a perfectly put together album--every melody, rhythm, breakdown, and vocal feels like it's exactly where it should be, and even if Lonerism doesn't necessarily have a song that will go down as one of the decade's best, as an album I think it will rest solidly in the top 5. This definitely belongs in the Pantheon.
Jun 14, 2016
StellaTheDiver
90
After the relaes of the single "Solitude is bliss", Kevin decides to take things further with the album named Lonerism. He clearly had time for himself when making this LP

Fav: Endors toi, Keep on Lying, Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control
Jun 11, 2016
zaxapitsa
83
First thing I thought about this album is this is how John Lennon would sound if he was still making albums.
May 25, 2016
90
There are kids out there that will whine about being from the wrong generation. This is one of those albums I want to wave in their faces and say, "NO you were not."
The sounds of the 60s are alive and well, and tame Impala sounds like the Beatles if they never evolved after a revolver and that is not a bad thing. Most of the songs are catchy and you'll wake up with them stuck in your head even if you have not listened to the album for a while. Keep on Lying, apocalypse dreams, seems ... read more
Apr 10, 2016
exception
86
this was more of an experience than an album. when i listened to currents some months back, i was not impressed, and stayed away from tame impala because i thought it would be more of the same. but i was so wrong, the group gave an amazing predecessor to their newest album. the blending of traditional rock elements (guitars, drums, bass) with modern synth beats was almost perfected on this LP. the synths in particular are what impressed me the most, because they can be a hit or miss, and ... read more
Mar 27, 2016
kidhead
95
Ácido y muy psicodélico, es fantástico. Kevin Parker re-descubre el rock, lo transforma, lo moldea y se lo folla como quiere.
Mar 20, 2016
KevinPasos
89
Essential Tracks - Apocalypse Dreams // Mind Mischief // Why Won't They Talk to Me? // Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Mar 15, 2016
74
Fav Tracks: Elephant , Apocalypse Dreams , Keep on Lying
Mar 2, 2016
Gupla
96
No puedo decir la frase "clásico instantáneo" sin pensar en Lonerism, todo lo que conforma este álbum me deja a claras de que no es un disco más, sino que es una pieza muy importante en la música contemporánea, no podes odiar este material, simplemente no puedes, su sonido tuvo una innovación tan grande, que la gente volvió a escuchar música psicodelica de la misma forma que lo hizo con Pink Floyd o con Cream. Lonerism ... read more
Feb 19, 2016
Vezu
98
Apocalypse Dreams is the perfect song of a near perfect record
Nov 22, 2015
95
Everything about this album is good. It touches perfection most of the time, and Kevin Parker deserves all this attention.
Sep 10, 2015
100
This century's greatest psych rock album. It's a pity that back in the Beatle's era from '64 to '70, the fab four were undeniably the "best" and the "most popular" compared to 50 years later where you have a band that is undeniably the "best" and... "disgustingly underrated". A masterstroke, drowned under the pathetic autotune, twerking era of mainstream music. Let's hope time plays nice for this album and becomes essential listening in the next 50 years.
Jul 20, 2015
MarkCooper
74
Pretty sweet throwback psychedelic rock. Parker kind of wears his influences on his sleeve, but also throws in some 21st century tricks in there as well. Wish the lyrics were worth paying attention to though...
Jul 14, 2015
EMR
83
Much better orchestrated, produced and filled with more lush and colourful instrumentation than their debut, Lonerism will probably remain as Tame Impala's masterpiece, where Kevin Parker's best production met his best, solid songwriting moments with incredible textures and sounds. Why Won't They Talk to Me and Feels Like We Only Go Backwards are just two examples of the catchy and coloured tunes Tame Impala displays in this record, with bright guitars, funky bass and an overall ... read more
Jul 6, 2015
SiberianBreaks
87
It's amazing to see the major step up in quality from their debut, Innerspeaker. Lonerism manages to convey a very enticing theme with the lyrics involved. The instrumentation is as colourful as ever with the beautiful "whooshing" synths and fuzzed out guitar. The bass lines are also pretty addictive. Overall, it's a sonically pleasing album with just some really solid crafted pop songs.

Favourite tracks: Apocalypse Dreams, Keep on Lying, Nothing That Happened So Far Has Been ... read more
Mar 24, 2015
friendlybison
55
Its foundation and instrumental diversity is the perfect recipe for a modern psychedelic masterpiece, but its execution is scattered with missed potential and its delivery feels choppy and awkwardly unsatisfying.
Jan 20, 2015
JediMark
90
Picks: Apocalypse Dreams / Why Won't They Talk to Me.
Nov 20, 2014
Tom Simmons
83
Fav Tracks: Nothing That Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control, Why Won't They Talk To Me?, Feels Like We Only Go Backwards, Elephant, Mind Mischief, Endors Toi, Apocalypse Dreams
May 3, 2014
Akare
88
Top3: 1.Sun's Coming Up 2.Mind Mischief 3.Led Zeppelin (Bonus Track)
Worst3: 1.Feels Like We Only Go Backwards 2.Music to Walk Home By 3.Keep on Lying
Dec 14, 2013
Space Vacation
73
I can't say I understand why this album is already considered a classic; I thought it was quite overrated--
But still had a few really good tracks, but kinda boring for the most part.
Oct 29, 2013
Benjamin Bush
96
This is a modern classic, this record set my world on fire. I had no idea a masterpiece could be less than a minute long (She Just Won't Believe Me).
Oct 17, 2013
90
" It feels like I only go backwards, baby "
Jul 10, 2013
AlienMindSet
89
Tame Impala simply made something very special with this album. This is the perfect neo-psychedelic rock album. ++ Very good in live performance.
May 4, 2013
mikeisnowonfire
95
This is how to make a modern day psychedelic rock album. As an album it is wonderfully put together, if only lacking a true masterpiece, hence why I did not give it a perfect score. But that should not stop anyone from hearing what might have been the best album of 2012.
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Tame Impala's Kevin Parker Working on New Music
Tame Impala remix Miguel's "Waves"
Tame Impala remix Miguel's "Waves"
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Watch: Watch Tame Impala Play 3 Songs On Le Grand Journal
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Video: Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”
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Watch: Tame Impala - Confide In Me (Kylie Minogue cover)
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