Tame Impala EP

Tame Impala - Tame Impala EP
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2008 Ratings: #121
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October 11, 2008 / Release Date
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That's right, ladies and gentlemen, it's a Tame Impala rush!

Tame Impala's self-titled EP is actually pretty impressive for their first (or second) project. On this EP they go for a 60's psychedelic rock sound, very much reminiscent of the Beatles when they were transitioning into their psychedelic sound. On top of that Kevin's voice sounds a lot like John Lennon or somebody from the Beatles, once again enhancing that Beatles sound. Beatles comparisons aside, as its own project this was ... read more
On Tame Impala's debut EP, you can see this Beatles-inspired band being... the Beatles. That's not as bad as it sounds, though. While the sound isn't as clean cut as their later works, they at least go for some intriguing, psychedelic 60's sounds here with Kevin Parker doing his best Lennon impression. Okay, yeah, I'm kinda making this EP sound worse than it actually is. But I do recommend you to check this out if you're on a Tame Impala deep dive.

Desire Be Desire Go: 7.5
Skeleton Tiger: ... read more
Couple of mixing issues here and there but other than that it's a very enjoyable and solid EP
It's interesting to hear how much Tame Impala's sound has changed since this release. This is definitely much more inspired from classic rock, specifically bands like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones, than their current music. I prefer their current sound to this, but this still has its charm.

Favorite tracks: Skeleton Tiger, Slide Through My Fingers
Least favorite: 41 Mosquitoes Flying In Formation
mix is a bit wonky but that's about all i can criticize really.
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Track List

  1. Desire Be, Desire Go
  2. Skeleton Tiger
  3. Half Full Glass of Wine
  4. Forty One Mosquitoes Flying in Formation
  5. Slide Through My Fingers
  6. Wander (iTunes bonus track)
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