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  • Summary: This is the fourth full-length from Athens, Ga-based Of Montreal, led by Kevin Barnes. The full title is 'Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies: A Variety of Whimsical Verse.'
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  1. Layering his idiosyncratic songs with elements of classical, jazz, Broadway and Disney movie scores, Barnes elevates Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies into the pantheon of seminal new pop masterpieces that test our very concepts of what modern pop should sound like.
  2. While there are come similarities to their previous efforts Bedside Drama and The Gay Parade, Coquelicot is more ambitious in its concept, arrangements, lyrics, and even artwork.
  3. Coquelicot, like most Of Montreal albums, is at times sublime and lovely, at times infuriatingly catchy, at times simply infuriating, at times overly twee, and at times seriously fucking scary. What sets this record apart from its predecessors, though, is a level of intricacy and detail that Of Montreal have never previously attained as a band.
  4. At times, it's clever and/or charming ("Penelope," "Mimi Merlot"), but almost always tedious.
  5. A precious orch-pop labyrinth that unfolds with sudden melodic left turns and zany shifts in dynamics and instrumentation. [Aug 2001, p.94]
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  1. LizS
    Mar 2, 2005
    10
    Brilliant
  2. TYong
    Oct 18, 2002
    9
    Yup, it's a grower alright, will hit you after about the 5th time. The best of Montreal album to date. my ratings is 9.5/10

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