Of Montreal / Satanic Panic in the Attic
Album: Satanic Panic in the Attic   Collection:General
Artist:Of Montreal   Added:Apr 2004
Label:Polyvinyl Record Co.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-06-07 Pull Date: 2004-08-09
Week Ending: Aug 1 Jul 25 Jul 18 Jul 4 Jun 20 Jun 13
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 5

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 15, 2016: A Visit From Drum
Vegan in Furs
4. Mar 02, 2015: Shytown
City Bird
2. Feb 12, 2016: A Visit From Drum (Valentine's)
Your Magic Is Working
5. Feb 20, 2015: A Visit From Drum
Lysergic Bliss
3. Jul 20, 2015: Shytown
Eros Entropic Tundra
6. Oct 17, 2014: A Visit From Drum (Legacies)
How Lester Lost His Wife

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-06-03
This album, the latest by Georgia band Of Montreal, is an excellent collection of mostly upbeat psych pop songs. The addition of hand claps, flute, an organ, interesting time changes, and background vocal harmonies keeps the various tracks interesting. While the songs are mostly about love, the lyrics are far from mindless with lines like "Gloomy Erebus is an anathema to me" and "so vertiginous lost in lysergic bliss." This album would work well on any show playing pop. Most tracks are good, but a few picks are 1,2,4(FCC),6,8.

1. midpaced, upbeat pop song with hand claps and pretty organ, very simple, but pretty
2. midpaced, fun pop, incorporates multiple dramatic time changes
3. midpaced, somewhat bizarre song, ends with a nice instrumental section
4. FCC - cute, upbeat song about the band's trip to England, includes an 8 second section near the end with just percussion
5. faster, fairly upbeat song, about the confusion of the start of love
6. midpaced, pretty, more downbeat song, about his inability to get anything but sad love, nice cello
7. slower, quieter, acoustic song, more downbeat, pretty flute
8. midpaced, stronger psych elements, less peppy than some of the earlier tracks
9. faster, funny song about necrophilia
10. midpaced, upbeat song about the effects of love, nice use of keyboard, more pronounced psych sound
11. pretty, midpaced song, Beach Boys sound, nice use of background harmony vocals
12. harder, more rocklike song, drums and lyrics cut in and out, highlighting various instruments
13. slow-midpaced song, pretty, more upbeat
14. midpaced, interesting fusion of a disco type beat with psych

Track Listing
1. Disconnect the Dots   8. Erroneous Escape Into Erik
2. Lysergic Bliss   9. Chrissy Kss the Corpse
3. Will You Come and Fetch Me   10. Your Magic Is Working
4. My British Tour Diary   11. Climb the Ladder
5. Rapture Rapes the Music   12. How Lester Lost His Wife
6. Eros Entropic Tundra   13. Spike the Senses
7. City Bird   14. Vegan in Furs