Thursday, January 24, 2013

Album Capsules--Foxygen


We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic


This band's shitty name somehow looks even worse after listening to the album, because the music is fantastic.  Reviewers seem to have trouble deciding whether lead singer Sam France sounds like Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, or David Bowie.  The answer seems to be all of the above.  I kept thinking of Lou Reed's Transformer.  This music is a joyous tribute to the better music you heard in the 60s and 70s--Beatles harmonies, psychedelia, soul.  The best part is how you'll notice some of the better lyrics jumping out at you, like "There's no need to be an asshole, you're not in Brooklyn anymore" from the song "No Destruction."  Uplifting album.

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