Tennis - Swimmer
Tennis
Swimmer
85
Feb 19

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boppare -
90
The lush, polished production and smooth, clear vocals recall classic female-group R&B of the '90s, and to some extent, even '60s Motown, but with solidly contemporary sensibilities. It's been quite a while since I've heard an album so infused with pure pleasure - it's like manuka honey ointment for all of the emotional and physical wounds inflicted on us this year. Catch Up, the most trendy pop number, is not as strong as the rest of the album. While side A is somewhat faster paced, side ... read more
boppare -
90
Imagine Regina Spektor's cadence merged with Brian Wilson's creativity (and his penchant for overdubbing and multi-instrumentation) , and you get Klô Pelgag. The baroque pop elements in the production are simply outstanding, I'd be hard-pressed to name a better overall 2010s album in this genre.
boppare -
85
"Spark" is very forward-looking - according to a music-rating website that shall not be named, it has elements of "Witch House", a genre I didn't even know existed. It's the goth-iest R&B track I've ever heard. "Bite Me" is another standout. The rest of the album is not far behind, if a bit more conventional.
boppare -
85
Agree with the other reviewers that Mystic Familiar is more mature than some of Deacon's previous efforts, although it may not match the originality of Bromst (which was rather ahead of its time).

The first 2 singles (track 1 and 3) are quite pleasant, but unsubtle - like some of the Flaming Lips's work, they hit you over the head with his transcendentalist message. 'Hypnagogic' is a good intro to 'Sat by a Tree', and would have been better served as part of that track rather than a separate ... read more
boppare -
85
Strong debut, one of the best indie pop/rock releases of 2019

It wears the Deerhoof influences practically on its sleeve, but overall the Pom Poko debut is more consistently fun and energetic than the average album by those more venerable noise poppers. Besides, how can I resist a band named after my favorite Ghibli movie? A welcome addition to the indie scene, hopefully they won't peter out too early.

If you want me 2 stay is one of the highlights, with its adorable chorus, and mellow ... read more
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