Violet Psalms

Frog Eyes - Violet Psalms
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2018 Ratings: #375 / 719
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Based on 15 ratings
May 18, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Paste

While it’s a shame Violet Psalms is their farewell, it’s hard to imagine a more triumphant way to go.

80
Exclaim!
As a coda for Frog Eyes, it's hard to imagine a more potent sendoff.
80
Tiny Mix Tapes

It feels like some crazy Frog Eyes trip that we’re still on here with Violet Psalms, a return to/remaining within form where Carey’s freewheeling guitar and (thankfully) sandblasted and virtuosic voice beam at us from our speakers in triumphant denouement.

77
Pitchfork

On what the band has said is its final album, Frog Eyes sound galvanized by the prospect of bowing out, resulting in their strongest record in years.

chunderz
84
Casey Mercer's voice has always sounded like a man on the verge of a nervous breakdown. His voice warbles out of key to the instruments on a lot of songs in the Frog Eyes catalogue. While this is the case, it has always been an enticing experience, one that demands that you listen to what he has to say. This trend continues on 'Violent Psalms,' possibly the band's best release since 'Tears of the Valedictorian.'

The album revels in its weirdness throughout; "A Strand of Blue Stars" ... read more
gabbygee
75
Farewell!
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Track List

  1. A Strand of Blue Stars
  2. Little Mothers
  3. Idea Man
  4. On a Finely Sewn Sleeve
  5. Don't Sleep Under Stars
  6. Sleek as the Day is Done
  7. Your Boss's Shirt
  8. Itch of Summer Knees
  9. Unconscious Missive
  10. Pay for Fire
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