Phosphene Dream
The Black Angels - Phosphene Dream
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2010 Ratings: #371 / 835
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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.

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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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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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