Phosphene Dream

The Black Angels - Phosphene Dream
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Based on 13 reviews
2010 Ratings: #474 / 879
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Based on 29 ratings
2010 Ratings: #116
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September 14, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Blue Horizon / Label
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Phosphene Dream is the newest album by the neo-psychedelic quintet, free of the night air and obscuring sounds that fueled its predecessor.

Coke Machine Glow

By showing a willingness to diversify their sound while cutting down on bloat, Phosphene Dream is easily the Black Angels most listenable record to date. It also suggests that they’re keen on that most outmoded of concepts in the blog era: career longevity.


The Black Angels had some great songs on Passover and Directions to See a Ghost, but after a few tracks, they all began to sound the same. Phosphene Dream is a step up, if only for the little bit of variety that the tighter arrangements and genre-hopping provide. You can take it a piece at a time or swallow it in one big dose.

These leading (black) lights of the Austin psych-rock scene clean up their murky production for album three, and cast their dilated gaze even further back in time.
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#45/American Songwriter

Track List

  1. Bad Vibrations
  2. Haunting at 1300 McKinley
  3. Yellow Elevator #2
  4. Sunday Afternoon
  5. River of Blood
  6. Entrance Song
  7. Phosphene Dream
  8. True Believers
  9. Telephone
  10. The Sniper
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