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.
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
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
Ácido y muy psicodélico, es fantástico. Kevin Parker re-descubre el rock, lo transforma, lo moldea y se lo folla como quiere.
Essential Tracks - Apocalypse Dreams // Mind Mischief // Why Won't They Talk to Me? // Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Fav Tracks: Elephant , Apocalypse Dreams , Keep on Lying
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
Apocalypse Dreams is the perfect song of a near perfect record
Everything about this album is good. It touches perfection most of the time, and Kevin Parker deserves all this attention.
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.
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...
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
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
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.
Picks: Apocalypse Dreams / Why Won't They Talk to Me.
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
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
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.
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).
" It feels like I only go backwards, baby "
Tame Impala simply made something very special with this album. This is the perfect neo-psychedelic rock album. ++ Very good in live performance.
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.
I'm glad that there is still some cool psychedelic rock out there. The fact that Kevin Parker's voice sounds like John Lennon and in some cases Julian Lennon is great too.
good guitars, nice harmonies but melodies are pretty weak, not a bad album but very overrated
It's good. Really good. But for me it doesn't have the "great song after great song" feel. It is great uplifting music, maybe not 100% me though
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