Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?

of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
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Based on 16 reviews
2007 Ratings: #63 / 626
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Based on 172 ratings
2007 Ratings: #16
January 23, 2007 / Release Date
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Neopsychedelic stuff never fails to impress me (not talking about bands that rip off the 60s psych rock aesthetics and those bands with no identity, like Temples).
This album is not an exception.
Funky, groovy, sexy, surrealistic, colorful, pop-sounding...
I've never expected that synth pop, psychedelic and glam rock could make such a satisfying blend of genres.

• Cato As A Pun
• Gronlandic Edit
• The Past Is A Grotesque Animal
• Bunny Ain't No Kind of Rider
By turning his depression, anxieties and mental breakdowns into danceable pop anthems, Kevin Barnes exhibits power over them. There are some songs that aren't so fun though. "The Past is a Grotesque Animal" is about as fun as it sounds. It's emotionally exhausting but by the end when we're graced with "Bunny Ain't No Kind of Rider" we feel like a load has been lifted. This album is emotional and challenging but it's also cathartic. Above all else though, it's damn good music!
A good dancey, funky, poppy album with a lot of whimsy and silliness about both the lyrics and the vocalization.

Favorite track: Gronlandic Edit
Of Montreal's greatest album. Extremely catchy, addicting and creative.The combination of maniac-depressive lyrics with psychedelic songs is super effective. Highlights: "Gronlandic Edit", "The Past Is A Grotesque Animal", "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse", "She's A Rejecter" and "Suffer For Fashion".
I love the music but vocals just grate on me. Wish they were a little less forward.
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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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