Panda Park

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  • Summary: The third full-length for the Chicago-based art-rock four-piece was produced (like its predecessor) by John Congleton.
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  1. If you get a kick out of The Fucking Champs riffing on Bach with "Air on a G String," you're on the road to Panda Park.
  2. Time and time again throughout Panda Park, 90 Day Men prove themselves a rare breed -- a band capable of embracing tradition without becoming overburdened by it.
  3. Panda Park is uplifting, mesmerizing, glittery, and unapologetically psychedelic while sounding rooted in both '70s prog and skewed latter-day punk rock.
  4. The band have finally mastered the monstrous proportions of their diffuse talents and arranged them in ways that are wholly satisfying and distinctly unique.
  5. Panda Park might not be one of the easiest albums to get into this year, but given proper time, it reveals itself as one of the best.
  6. 'Panda Park' is a strange record, though whether you think it's any good or not depends on your tolerance levels.
  7. They walk a fine line between startlingly fresh songs and caricatured styles that don’t mix well.