Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Album Review // Lonerism by Tame Impala

Australian psychedelic-rock band, Tame Impala, released their newest album to the public earlier this month. It's the band's second full-length album and is called Lonerism.

If you've ever listened to Tame Impala before then you know what psychedelic-rock is. Psych-rock, also sometimes known as acid-rock, is this groovy sub-genre of rock that features long instrument solos and a lot of reverb and editing. 

An example of Psych/Acid Rock from Tame Impala's first album...
Jeremy's Storm by Tame Impala

Just like Jack Tatum of Wild Nothing, lead singer Kevin Parker is a master at masking sad lyrics in happy guitar chords, drums, and reverb. Next time you're listening to "Mind Mischief" or "Why Wont They Talk to Me" look up the lyrics. Actually with "Why Wont They Talk to Me" it's pretty easy to understand the majority of what he's singing so just listen. They are in no way happy songs but they sound great!

Make sure to add this album to your list of Must Buy albums, especially if you were a fan of their last album. Lonerism is great! Below you can listen to three songs off the album or stream the entire album for free from Spotify.

Thanks for reading!

Elephant by Tame Impala


Post a Comment