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Satanic Panic in the Attic

of MontrealAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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The brainchild of singer/guitarist Kevin Barnes, Of Montreal was among the second wave of bands to emerge from the sprawling Elephant 6 collective. A native of Athens, Georgia, Barnes was inspired to form the euphoric indie pop group in the wake of a broken romance with a woman from Montreal. He signed with Bar/None Records while living in Florida, subsequently moved to Cleveland and ... Read more in Amazon's of Montreal Store

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  • Audio CD (April 6, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polyvinyl Records
  • ASIN: B0001LYEVY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,501 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The sixth full-length and first for Polyvinyl from this Athens, GA band is a departure from previous releases. There's a 70's Afro beat and an 80's new wave influence, and the songs are full of danceable electro hooks. Limited edition LP version on colored vinyl includes a bonus 7-inch with two exclusive tracks.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Promise Fulfilled April 6, 2004
Format:Audio CD
It's been a rough couple of years for us Of Montreal fans. Their last two release, "Coquelicot Amongst The Poppies (A Variety of Whimsical Verse)" and "Aldhils Arboretum," while repleat with the pop-perfect weirdness that is songwriter Kevin Barnes's bread-and-butterflies, were beginning to feel - well, let's say a tad over-ripe. Packed with filler material (from sub-par songlets to over-long "literary" passages), these albums felt like dull attempts to recapture the love, excitement, and sheer genius of such early Barnes masterpieces as "The Gay Parade" and "The Bedside Drama (A Petite Tragedy)."
Flash forward to Fall 2003. Barnes announces on Of Montreal's Web site ([...]) that their new record, "Satanic Panic in the Attic," would be "a little electronic" - panic, right? Right. But then the pieces fell into place: "Sad Love" (retitled on this record "Eros' Entropic Tundra") was released as part of a Valentine's day comp, the opening track "Disconnect the Dots" was put up on the band site, and "Rapture Rapes the Muses" was leaked by their Australian label. And what, may you ask, did THIS pop fan do?
Jump for joy.
Kevin Barnes has hit a new level of brilliance on this album, fulfilling the promise of the band's other records. Unlike "Aldhils Arboretum," Barnes isn't afraid to reveal his freakish side, allowing the inner child to play catch with songs like "Lysergic Bliss" and "Chrissie Kiss The Corpse," maybe the greatest song about necrophelia NOT from a Norwegian black metal band (but don't quote me on that). "City Bird" is hands-down his most beautiful composition, the melody gently pressing down on soap bubble-brittle guitar work.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Come disconnect the dots with me March 30, 2005
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Of Montreal shifted gears somewhere along the road: instead of psychedelic folkpop, they began dabbling in catchy, humorous electropop. That sound is at the heart of "Satanic Panic in the Attic," a solid album that preserves their weird sensibilities, but changes their sound.

It's obvious from the beginning that this is essentially a psychedelic dance album: "Disconnect the Dots" opens with a gloriously catchy electronic tune, which is just a few beats too slow from being "poppy." And the lunatic lyrics are kept the same in songs like the lighthearted "Lysergic Bliss": "And I'm dizzy from her kiss/so vertiginous lost in lysergic bliss."

After that, the sound gets even more diverse, with Afrobeats and xylophone get mixed in with Beatlesque guitar pop. Frontman Kevin Barnes even dabbles in bass-pop in "Lester Loses His Wife." The biggest break in form is an acoustic ballad in the fragile "City Bird," a flute-and-guitar number that urges a "city bird" to seek its true place in the sky.

Time has passed, and Of Montreal seems to have grown up a little. In "Satanic Panic," Barnes muses on how "all I ever get is sad love," and laments "I think the chemicals have done/some evil thing to me" over a buzzing acid-pop tune. Fortunately, these songs don't overshadow the fun that brims out of most of the other songs.: Mischief comes into the song with the wonderfully gruesome "Chrissy Kiss The Corpse," about some people having fun with a corpse at a bus stop.

There's a greater electronic influence in this album, something which might be "new-wavey" if it weren't as loopy and folky. Under the blips and waves, however, are some solid drums, guitars and basslines, which form the basis of the catchier tunes.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best, Most Well-Rounded Of Montreal Album! December 17, 2005
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Wow! If you listen to Of Montreal's acclaimed album "The Gay Parade" and then follow it up with a listen to "Satanic Panic In the Attic" you will be surprised that you are listening to the same band. The once whimsical circus music that enveloped their two concept albums "The Gay Parade" and "Coquelicot Asleep In the Poppies" is not entirely gone, but it has evolved into something much better, and much more accessible to the casual listener.

Begining with the Kinks/Monkees reminiscent track "Disconnect the Dots," it becomes very obvious that you are listening to a different Of Montreal. One could attribute this change to the record label switch to Polyvinyl, but we can't be entirely sure. What is sure is that for the next 13 tracks you are taken on a pop rollercoaster, and it's one of the greatest rides of 2004. Not only that, but the song "Rapture Rapes the Muses" is quite possibly the best indie pop song of all time, at least in the last few years. There's pretty much nothing to hate about this album, and with a group as fun-loving and easy-going as Of Montreal, that's not too hard to accomplish.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Once again, Of Montreal is on top of their game August 4, 2004
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While it seems that many listeners enjoyed the simpler pop sounds of their last album and the somewhat disappointing (IMHO) epic Colequet Asleep in the Poppies, I tended to find them much weaker in comparison with the Gay Parade. On the new album, Barnes experiments with a more electronic mix and a drastically more energetic sound than what he's attempted in the past, and he succeeds with his most creative album in years, and the lyrics aren't so cute as to make me queasy. In fact, fans of their Elephant Six brethren Beulah might find a little in common with the new Of Montreal; they've inherited a little of Beulah's 'cool' sound, but overall, as the album's title suggests, the energy level is a lot higher. Understandably, some Of Montreal fans may be a little taken aback (I was), but I think after a few listens, most fans would agree that the album is a second coming for the band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album! My psychedelic pop #1.
It's a super sugary trip into a lysergic bubblegum pop madness. Freakin' love it. Listen to this album every day! Too bad I didn't pick it up until 9 years after its release. Read more
Published 10 months ago by AHOLSTED
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
This is one of the best albums I have ever bought. It is filled with great songs from beginning to end. Read more
Published on August 22, 2012 by Sigourney Weaver
5.0 out of 5 stars Great the whole way through
This is a great of Montreal album, made even better by the hilarious Chrissie Kiss The Corpse, with lyrics so funny and disturbing that you won't be able to get them out of your... Read more
Published on February 17, 2012 by Rachael Bush
5.0 out of 5 stars good music
even though satanic is in the title it is great music :) no death metal here, just good listening.
Published on February 11, 2010 by Calibatman
3.0 out of 5 stars Sincere second side
Ambitious lo-fi pop does often stumble on clunky experimentation displaying cleverness simply for its own sake, but when not self-consciously pleasing indie fans, pleasantly... Read more
Published on February 11, 2009 by IRate
5.0 out of 5 stars GIRL FRIEND LOVES IT
um.. i dont realy know what to say sense i purchased this for my girl friend all i know is that she is pretty happy really likes!
Published on July 8, 2008 by Joel R. Suarez
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest albums ever!
Of Montreal are still quirky here. Unlike future albums, there's still a lot of guitar here. However, songs like "Disconnect the Dots" would foreshadow what albums like "Hissing... Read more
Published on June 30, 2008 by Zelie Nic
5.0 out of 5 stars This guy does a LOT of drugs!
Unfortunately, I just recently got into this band. They are effing incredible; every song on this particular album is SO GOOD. There isn't one track that really lags behind. Read more
Published on January 31, 2007 by Justin D. Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars Technically, the strongest Of Montreal album
Anything which may have been lacking in their earlier releases, especially in general musicianship, is overcome with a vengeance on this record. Read more
Published on November 5, 2006 by C. Wynes
5.0 out of 5 stars Of Montreal's Magic is Working
This album really captures the greatness of Of Montreal, who I first discovered from airplay on a college radio station. Read more
Published on May 13, 2006 by dram
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