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Rafter / Xyz
Album:Xyz Collection:General
Artist:Rafter Added:02/2017
Label:Joyful Noise 

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Add Date:2017-02-22 Pull Date:2017-04-26 
Week Ending:23 Apr9 Apr2 Apr26 Mar19 Mar5 Mar
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Album Review
Shay Z
Reviewed 2017-02-21 
Goofy, playful psych-pop for a good time! After taking some wild artistic wanderings through black metal, reggae, and dance, Rafter is back with a “roots” album if you can call it that. Rafter doing what Rafter does best: super-catchy, kaleidoscopic bedroom pop. Full of youthful instrumentation, foot-stomping choruses, and kooky horn sections, the album is a playful jaunt through the childhood you wish you had. The lyrics dwell on some angsty loneliness, but generally fun record!
Genre: Playground pop
RIYL: Animal Collective, Passion Pit, Santigold, the Beatles after Acid
Favorite Tracks: 2, 3, 9 (but worth playing most tracks!)
I’ve Done the Strangest Things (3:18) - Freak Folk, looping weird vocals, harmonica, organ!
Lonely World (3:24)* - interesting textures, thumping, horns come in at 2:00, funky drums, soft crooning
You Are the Last of Your Kind (4:34)* - Anthemic, thumping intro, awesome percussion
Lifelike (3:40) - Rattling, reverberating percussion, sultry vocals, slower cooler
Oblivion (3:51) - More Beatles inspired, trippy chorus, less poppy, more psych
The Things I’ve Learned from Reggae (3:39 ) - Slower, very spacey, Suess-esque playfulness
When I Die I wanna Get Some of My Blood on Them (4:45) - Dancy, big horns at 2:30
Rafter vs. Maimai (4:03) - Woozy piano intro, soft space craft landing, slow, dreamy
We Could Be Monsters (3:44) - *Funky! Wow, strong song, cool synthesizer
Weird Animal (3:46) - Love this beat, slow burning ballad almost

Track Listing
1.I’Ve Done The Strangest Things 6.The Things I’Ve Learned From Reggae
2.Lonely World 7.When I Die I Wanna Get Some Of My Blood On Them
3.Your Kind 8.Rafter Vs. Maimai
4.Lifelike 9.We Could Be Monsters
5.Oblivion 10.Weird Animal