Of Montreal - The Sunlandic Twins 
Hello again. You find me in a bit of a bad situation as it is almost 4.30am, I lay in bed with a shit of a pain harassing my soul like a friggin' curse...I decided I had to get up. Nothing else for it. Not that sitting here in the glow of the monitor is exactly fun when you are so tired and sore but at least it gives me a chance to update the page!
Someone asked about a track in the comment-box over there on the right...They said, 'Can anyone post a song called "Let's Pretend We're In Antartica" by Of Montreal I think?'. Well the name of the track sounded a bit inviting to my warped mind, though the spelling of Antarctica made me recoil but then I remembered: this is after all the internet. Spelling is blasphemy around these parts. I still can't really get used to that fact.
Well I looked around and discovered the band was indeed called 'Of Montreal'. The album in question, 'The sunlandic Twins'. I could go on and on about it. I could tell you how my *lady who shall never be named* came in and shouted over the tunes...'what is that shit? Can you turn it off...Please? Or at least turn it down so I can't hear it'. I could tell you how I replied 'Actually it's pissing me off too..what a load of bollocks. I am kind of looking for an excuse to turn it off!'
So there you have it. Of Montreal.
A load of bollocks.
Before you judge ME, remember!
I am a creative soul. I am as artistic as the next man and, very musical. I write, create and perform my own songs. I know music and I know what makes a good, solid tune. I also know there are many types of music and not all of them have to mean something or fit a formula in order for them to be considered good. Read on.
Their music is somewhat mixed up in the way that a very insecure person might dabble with religion, claiming at once to be a devout Christian and tell you how they have been saved from their own sadness whilst at the same time still partaking in all of the things that brought them to the conclusion that they needed to be saved in the first place...Drink, drugs, self-flagellation, etc.
Of Montreal brings you the sound of a kind of 'European electronica' and then all at once throws an impression of the Beatles in the 1960's at you. Just as you are trying to become accustomed to that you find yourself being hurled into an ambient abyss with very little to hold on to or indeed make you want to stay anywhere near it. To my ears it is simply a fucking noise. Not a nice one at that. The vocals. Well, they get on my tits. Memories of screaming kids comes to mind. Wailing and whing·ing.
When I was (re)searching this band I was pretty excited about hearing them due to the number of great reviews and amount of people trying to find the album in forums etc all over the place. I mean, this must be a great band I was thinking.
Now I think...what the fuck are these people on??
Is this what music has become?
This is considered talented music? Or forget the talent ratings, lets just judge it on its listenability:
Listenability = ZERO.
So there you really have it.
Give it a try, You might like them.
ONLY ONE PART IS REQUIRED
You might be wondering why I didn't post the bonus disc. It isn't much of a bonus to be honest but, in the interests of fairness I will post it tomorrow ok!
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