Mercury Rev : Opus 40
A crescendous reverie of a song, a blissed-out hymn to an altered state of mind. Head-spinning images
a blissed-out hymn to an altered state of mind. Head-spinning
like "tears in waves, minds on fire... she tossed all night on a raging sea, woke up and climbed from a suicide machine".
Listen to all the fun with words you're missing out on by not singing, Mogwai! In truth, out of the context of the album, this sounds simply like a pleasantly surreal anthem about things slightly too heady to contemplate. But if that's what it takes to draw you into the unique vision of a band equally as ambitious as our Single Of The Week recipients, then even on those terms it's worth as much as any release this week.
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