When I see the AOTY community quoting lines from this album in their reviews, it just goes to show that Phil Elverum is one of the greatest and most quotable songwriters to ever live. He can say literally anything and it would sound poetic.
I’m not complaining, you old dog.
“Microphones in 2020” makes me feel nervous and at ease and the same time. Whether it be the endlessly progressing yet unchanging instrumental, or the softly spoken, touching, depressive, cathartic lyrics that pair, Phil’s first Microphones record in 17 years makes 45 minutes seem like 15. A modern, mystical time traveler he has become, and a nostalgic one at that.