Are the Portland outfit facing a personality crisis?
Over five albums, [b]Blitzen Trapper[/b] have become darlings of America’s coolest town (Portland) and its hippest record label (Sub Pop). All the more impressive when you consider that theirs is a mystic world somewhere between a [i]Dungeons And Dragons[/i] RPG and a [b]Shins[/b] LP. This fifth set (their second since breaking out) pushes the city limits of their fantasy world even wider and masks an uncomfortable truth. They’re infinitely more compelling when they up the prog’n’goblins weirdosity at the record’s front end. As lovely as the back half might be, there’s a sense that it could have been made by anyone.
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