AOTY 2021

Electrically Possessed, Switched On Volume 4

Stereolab - Electrically Possessed, Switched On Volume 4
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 35 ratings
Liked by 3 people
February 26, 2021 / Release Date
Compilation / Format
Duophonic / Label
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Why is this band so good, who allowed them to make music this good.

Standout: I feel the air
Favs: Barock plastic, B.U.A, Calimero, Dimension m2, Heavy denim loop pt2, Fried monkey eggs, The super it, L’exotisme Interieur, Household names, Outer Mongolia
Least fav: Monkey jelly
I'm a big Stereolab fan and have a huge amount of patience where others might quite rightly become annoyed by "noodling" and indulgent experimentation. I think I would give Volumes 2 and 3 of the "Switched On" compilations a "90" or "100" rating. They really are fantastic, all encompassing documents of a unique band.

I might well end up giving this one a 100 rating too, so overjoyed am I to have Stereolab's lesser known 2000-2005 productions finally ... read more
Bro this thing got 4 tracks with monkey in the title.
A fantastic sonic ramble
This latest offering from experimental French band Stereolab is another reminder of why they’re so beloved, however, it’s not quite as cohesive as it wants to be. God, there are some excellent tracks on this thing, Dimension M2 is bubbling, futuristic and chaotic, Calimero is a tense and distorted take on neo-soul and Household Names is a psychedelic pop bop. And I could go on, several more tracks here are real standouts and show Stereolab in their best light, however, the bits in ... read more
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Track List

  1. Outer Bongolia
  2. Intervals
  3. Barock-Plastic
  4. Nomus Et Phusis
  5. I Feel the Air {Of Another Planet}
  6. Household Names
  7. Retrograde Mirror Form
  8. Solar Throw-Away (Original version)
  9. Pandora's Box of Worms
  10. L'exotisme Interieur
  11. The Super It
  12. Jump Drive Shut-Out
  13. Explosante Fixe
  14. Fried Monkey Eggs (Instrumental version)
  15. Monkey Jelly
  16. B.U.A
  17. Free Witch and No Bra Queen
  18. Heavy Denim Loop Pt 2
  19. Variation One
  20. Monkey Jelly (Beats)
  21. Dimension M2
  22. Solar Throw-Away
  23. Calimero
  24. Fried Monkey Eggs (Vocal)
  25. Speck Voice
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Added on: January 14, 2021