Axis Of Evol - Pink Mountaintops
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  • Summary: This is the second Pink Mountaintops album for Vancouver, Canada's Stephen McBean.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. [The songs] are linked by, of all things, an evangelical urgency: McBean self-consciously blends Satan-fearing Louvin Brothers sentiments with the Velvet Underground's narco-messianism and heavy doses of the 1970s California Jesus Movement's rhetoric/vibe.
  2. 80
    A downbeat, solipsistic but utterly beautiful amalgam of mood-altering substances and 1980s alt.rock. [Mar 2006, p.100]
  3. McBean... decided to have a go at everything. Luckily, he appears to be a natural. [4 Mar 2006, p.31]
  4. 70
    Never mind McBean's more successful other gig; Mountaintops don't get much blacker than this. [#71, p.108]
  5. Axis of Evol remains yet another solid release from the Black Mountain frontman.
  6. 70
    The music is a bit harder. [#19, p.104]
  7. It certainly isn't breaking any new ground, but the combination of influences does come together in a way that isn't altogether uninteresting. [#13, p.94]

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  1. KevinD
    Mar 11, 2006
    9
    Like an appetizer for the main course that will be the second Black Mountain disk, Axis of Evol tastes great, but doesn't fill you up. A Like an appetizer for the main course that will be the second Black Mountain disk, Axis of Evol tastes great, but doesn't fill you up. A fun mix of acoustic spirituals, and fuzzy programmed beats, the album feels like getting stoned and playing music on your father's four-track on a boring sunday. Expand