Accosted by Leslie Crowther in the supermarket aisle and cajoled into doing the taste test, you'd swear that 'Merriweather Post Pavilion' was a Mercury Rev record.
The ninth album by the Baltimore-bred avant garde group tinkles and bleeps idyllically, conjuring mental images of, by turn, flowery meadows or deep space. Musical layers waft and weave impressionistically, in a manner influenced by the Beach Boys' 'Smile'. Pretty in a vague sort of way, but all too easy to forget you're listening to it.
Pick of the album: If only for the title: 'Lion in a Coma'
Register for free to continue reading
Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism
By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists
Already have an account? sign in
Join our new commenting forum
Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies