Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2011 Ratings: #446 / 968
User Score
Based on 179 ratings
2011 Ratings: #153
Liked by 3 people
June 21, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fat Possum / Label
Lo-Fi / Genres
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Very unimaginative. Just very lackluster grooves and singing that just leaves me not paying attention because I forget I am listening to it. It is not unpleasant to listen too, just nothing special with this one. This can also get very repetitive in the bad way on most of the songs.
It’s a weird ass psych rock album, and it has some really quirky guitar work that I love a lot, but as a rounded project, a lot of the songs feel rushed and unfinished leading this album to feeling a bit too short. Still got some great moments though.

Standout: Thought Ballune
Favs: Funny Ffriends, How can you luv me, Nerve Damage!
Least fav: Jello and Juggernauts
A really great start for the UMO discography. It's short and sweet, and most of the songs are super strong. There were times where I didn't really know how to react. But overall, solid!
A solid debut by a promising band. As you know, I'm a sucker for psychedelic rock. The genre had a revival during the 10s and it all began here and with Tame Impala. Yes, UMO is similar to Tame Impala but more lo-fi and less on the "trippy-ness". This album is short, catchy and has really good songwriting from Ruban Nielson. The album feels like a pleasant daydream. Just Ruban, his guitar and some rough jam sessions. It works! May not be that different from other psych acts, but ... read more
i mean yeah it sounds cool and all but i can't understand a fucking word the guy's saying

favorite tracks:
-ffunny ffriends
-thought ballune
-nerve damage!
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Track List

  1. Ffunny Ffriends 
  2. Bicycle 
  3. Thought Ballune 
  4. Jellow and Juggernauts 
  5. How Can You Love Me 
  6. Nerve Damage! 
  7. Little Blu Horse 
  8. Strangers are Strange 
  9. Boy Witch
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Added on: June 22, 2011