Of Montreal – ‘Daughter Of Cloud’

Of Montreal have become self-consciously ‘quirky’ rather than naturally odd

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It might be hard to fully compute right now, but American sextet Of Montreal used to be pretty good (please see the theatrical future-pop of 2007’s ‘Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?’). Their latter years, however, have seen the band from Athens, Georgia become like Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy in comparison to The Mighty Boosh – self-consciously ‘quirky’ rather than naturally odd. Unfortunately, this rarities compilation focuses on OM’s 2008-until-now phase, and it grates heavily. There are satisfying moments to be found in the uncharacteristically downbeat ‘Feminine Effects’ near the end, but there’s too much white-boy funk and ‘I’m mad, me!’ to be sure you’ll last that long.

Lisa Wright
5 / 10

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