The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Revelation
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Based on 12 reviews
2014 Ratings: #200 / 845
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Based on 44 ratings
2014 Ratings: #63
May 19, 2014 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Time Out London

It turns out that The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s embrace of the tripped-out past makes them sound astonishingly relevant in psych-obsessed 2014. Add to that some top-drawer songwriting, and ‘Revelation’ ends up well towards the top end of the band’s long and complicated discography.

80
The 405

Revelation is such a cohesive and cleverly crafted album that many of the tracks could have actually been recorded back-to-back.

80
The Line of Best Fit

This is real rock and roll, with purpose and determination. Thirteen albums in, and the Brian Jonestown Massacre may have just delivered their most impressive album yet.

80
Sputnikmusic

Even though it might not rank as essential Brian Jonestown Massacre, Revelation is a lovely experience.

75
Under The Radar

In some ways, Revelation plays like a hodgepodge. However, it is a beautiful hodgepodge, a hodgepodge of everything Newcombe does best and has spent the last 20 years perfecting.

70
musicOMH

Where Newcombe continues to find inspiration from, who knows, but the music still keeps on coming. And the world is a better place for it.

70
AllMusic

Without reinventing the wheel too much, Newcombe delivers another slice of his breed of highly evolved rock & roll genius with this album, further polishing his ever dangerous songwriting skills and offering a vivid spectrum of production, stylistic distractions, and psychedelic black holes for the listener to get swallowed up by.

70
NME

‘Revelation’ plays like a mixtape showcasing the broad spectrum of styles his band have absorbed over two decades and 14 albums.

60
PopMatters

While this may sound more like home studio two years of tracks solo project it is than a band effort, it will satisfy those who have stuck with BJM over the past 20 years.

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END OF YEAR LISTS

#82/Rough Trade
#96/Crack Magazine

Track List

  1. Vad Hände Med Dem?
  2. What You Isn't
  3. Unknown
  4. Memory Camp
  5. days, weeks and moths
  6. Duck and Cover
  7. Food For Clouds
  8. Second Sighting
  9. Memorymix
  10. Fist Full Of Bees
  11. Nightbird
  12. Xibalba
  13. Goodbye (Butterfly)
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