Black Moth Super Rainbow - Panic Blooms
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2018 Ratings: #408 / 722
User Score
Based on 43 ratings
2018 Ratings: #751
May 4, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

Anxiety-stricken yet somehow finding ways to enjoy life, BMSR sound creatively re-energized on the excellent Panic Blooms.

75
Northern Transmissions

Though there’s something beautifully unique to what they do, the loose writing of it means it will often be difficult for people to get into it on their first listen.

70
Exclaim!

Panic Blooms' mix of bummer oddities and damaged sounds feels right in the here and now, using wounded psych-synth blasts to tap the uncertainty in the air.

70
Spectrum Culture

BMSR are unlikely to release a record without Fec singing into a vocoder, but Panic helps us remember that, behind the robotic vocals and the ancient monosynth tones, there’s still actual humans making this music.

70
Tiny Mix Tapes

Panic Blooms is a long overdue sound from a project that sees the absurdity in holding onto feelings while desperately trying to feel.

100
Amazing! After Seefu lilac this is just perfect
SmooglyReviews
62
Zzzzzzzzzz

Well I really do wish I could say that I loved this album. But with so many tracks that all sound so similar it's hard to remember what's what. A lot of these songs sound very similar to one another and honestly after just listening to this for the fifth time I'd have trouble telling you what's what. A lot of this feels really jumbled together and messy. Ideas don't feel reached to their full potential or they're downright lazy. The lo-fi approach bmsr take on panic blooms wasn't ... read more
KengojiUltamYT
51
ok this is weak
cshults
60
Upon first listen, I thought that the LPs were mislabeled and should be spun at 45RPM. In the end, this feels like a collection of ideas that didn't make it on any of the other records. The first song to really pick anything up is Aerosol Weather on side B.

This may take a couple of listens to get into. If you are new to this band, start elsewhere in the discography.
60
Black Moth Super Rainbow return after a few years with their safest and most puzzling album to date. Throughout the years, I feel like this project was absolutely hard to dissect and very heady. But at the very least, it was a fun project. But this, whatever the hell this is isn't fun. I don't want to vibe out to any of these songs, most of them are just boring and seriously bland. There are a few interesting detours into ChillWave and SynthWave. But outside of that, sure there are come ... read more
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Track List

  1. Panic Blooms
  2. Baby's in the Void
  3. Rip on Through
  4. One More Ear
  5. Bad Fuckin Times
  6. New Breeze
  7. Aerosol Weather
  8. June July 28
  9. Bottomless Face
  10. Permanent Hole
  11. To the Beat of a Creeper
  12. We Might Come Back
  13. Harmlessly
  14. Backwash
  15. Sunset Curses
  16. Mr No One
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