Aldhils Arboretum - Of Montreal
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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

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  1. For everyone who thought the conceptual excesses of the previous releases went a bit too far or simply didn’t have the patience to tie together all the musical loose ends, this may be the Of Montreal album they’ve been waiting for.
  2. While Barnes' lyrics don't indulge in apocalyptic imagery or read like autopsy reports, the lyrical subjects range from death, to low culture, to existentialism. When combined with such inexplicitly peppy music, the somber nature of Barnes' lyrics welcomes hesitant laughter.
  3. The band manages to retain a good deal of their trademark zaniness while producing what might be their most focused and polished work.