- Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?

of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on 16 reviews
2007 Rank: #62 / 595
USER SCORE
86
Based on
100 ratings

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GPellizzon
90
Neopsychedelic stuff never fail to impress me (not talking about bands that rip off the 60s psych rock aesthetics and those bands with no identity, like Temples).
This album is not an exception.
Funky, groovy, sexy, surrealistic, colorful, pop-sounding...
I've never expected that synth pop, psychedelic and glam rock could make such a satisfying blend of genres.
austincrane235
96
Groovy and psychedelic. Barnes pulled a fantastic set of songs together into one holistic piece that's highly entertaining and full of personality. This plays less like a performance and more like a direct view into Kevin Barnes' wild, flamboyant mind.

Best Track: Sink The Seine, Cato as a Pun, Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse, **A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger**, The Past Is A Grotesque Animal, Bunny Ain't No Kind of Rider or Labyrinthian Pomp
Worst Track: She's a Rejector
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SiberianBreaks
68
I find it strange how I absolutely love 'Skeletal Lamping,' but not this. Kevin has just not reached that level of flamboyance on this album to make me fully love this. I will say that the lyrical themes are timeless here with some of the most quotable of Montreal lines here. Then again, the album is also heavily front-loaded.

Favourite tracks: Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse, Gronlandic Edit, The Past Is a Grotesque Animal
100
Even though it's not technically a concept album, I really consider it to be. But I guess Kevin Barnes' lyrics and instrumentation are just so captivating, it feels like he's constantly telling a story. After delving into the background more, he wrote this album mostly on the prescription of his anti-depressents (Chemicals) which adds a little most personality to the album. I really love the funk influences on tracks on the latter half as well. Modern day classic that will always be a fav of ... read more
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DETAILS

January 23, 2007 / Release Date
LP / Format
Polyvinyl / Label
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 46 - Drowned in Sound
# 5 - Pitchfork
# 41 - Rolling Stone
# 20 - SPIN
Track List
  1. Suffer For Fashion 
  2. Sink The Seine 
  3. Cato As A Pun 
  4. Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse 
  5. Gronlandic Edit 
  6. A Sentence Of Sorts In Kongsvinger
  7. The Past Is A Grotesque Animal
  8. Bunny Ain't No Kind Of Rider 
  9. Faberge Falls For Shuggie 
  10. Labyrinthian Pomp 
  11. She's A Rejecter 
  12. We Were Born The Mutants Again With Leafling