Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2007 Ratings: #59 / 618
User Score
Based on 142 ratings
2007 Ratings: #13
Your Review
Jan 6, 2018
PJ_0707
92
of Montreal has always been a mostly forgettable band for me. While their albums have had moments that I've enjoyed they mostly were more miss than hit and added up to uneven collections. Hissing Fauna was the first album that truly grabbed me by this band. It's the most consistently enjoyable album and as a concept it works... better yet each song here can be removed from the album's larger framework and still stand strong as a single, which cannot be said of their earlier albums. Hissing ... read more
Jun 14, 2017
Felindie
65
Fav Tracks: Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse, Labyrinthian Pomp
Jan 3, 2017
exception
60
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.
Jul 10, 2016*
GPellizzon
90
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.

GEMS:
• Cato As A Pun
• Gronlandic Edit
• The Past Is A Grotesque Animal
• Bunny Ain't No Kind of Rider
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