Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?

of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2007 Ratings: #66 / 656
Year End Rank: #10
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Based on 243 ratings
2007 Ratings: #20
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January 23, 2007 / Release Date
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This is an album I've been meaning to review for absolutely ages, why have I put it off so much? Honestly, I'm unsure but I think it's just my attachment to the album as something I don't really want to give a number or to rate although I know what I'm going to give it. I want to see it as something above that as the album makes me feel oddly nostalgic, either way, you're here for my opinion so here it is.

This is a concept album about depression and sex. There's some sexual tension here. The ... read more
Undoubtedly the most exhilarating album in of Montreal’s catalog up to this point in their career, Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? is even bigger of a shift in the sound the group have displayed than the one that occurred on Satanic Panic in the Attic. With one of the most noticeable shifts comes great praise, as Hissing Fauna is considered by many to be the ultimate album in the groups whole collection, and for good reason.

One of the greatest highlights of this album, outside of ... read more
well this is just great isn’t it?

edit: i meant to give this a 78
Wow, a colorful amazing masterpiece in the form of a loose concept album. Flawless lyrics and production the vocals are outstanding. This album paints one of the most colorful pictures full of exciting noises.
Nothing here appeals to me any more than it would in any other psych rock band. I feel as if this is just working with what others have already created, and not really adding anything new. there are some sweet riffs and hooks here and there, but I can find so much more with other bands in the same genre. Maybe some of of Montreal's other work will appeal to me more.
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Track List

  1. Suffer For Fashion 
  2. Sink The Seine 
  3. Cato As A Pun 
  4. Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse 
  5. Gronlandic Edit 
  6. A Sentence Of Sorts In Kongsvinger
  7. The Past Is A Grotesque Animal
  8. Bunny Ain't No Kind Of Rider 
  9. Faberge Falls For Shuggie 
  10. Labyrinthian Pomp 
  11. She's A Rejecter 
  12. We Were Born The Mutants Again With Leafling
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