Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Quickie Album Reviews: Tapes N Tapes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and The Flaming Lips

Tapes n TapesThe Loon (ibid records)
Several songs recall moments of The Pixies, Wolf Parade, and Broken Social Scene, but without biting off any of them. One of the best recent albums, if not at first, then it will surely grow on you.

Yeah Yeah YeahsShow Your Bones (Interscope)
Lacks any straight-to-the-heart charmers like Fever to Tell’s Maps, Modern Romance, or Y Control, but contains a few solid tracks, excusing the Tegan and Sara-like Golden Lion.

The Flaming LipsAt War With The Mystics
(Warner Bros.)
A return to a more song-based, instead of concept-based, album, while retaining all the major Lips themes. A headphone masterpiece. Syd Barrett would be proud.

(FL review by Gabe Burger.)


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