Peace on Venus - Bardo Pond
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  • Summary: The ninth studio release for the Philadelphia psychedelic rock band led by Michael and John Gibbons is five tracks long.
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  1. Dec 11, 2013
    80
    Rock and roll isn’t dead; it’s just morphing into something less familiar, something darker and more beautiful and strange.
  2. Nov 4, 2013
    80
    This is more, almost more than you can take, and it’s better than less any day.
  3. Dec 10, 2013
    80
    Guitarists John and Michael Gibbons tar into riffs which, for all their power, articulate a cosmic loneliness, while Isobel Sollenberger intones troubled mantras with the benighted insistence of an unquiet spirit. [Oct 2013, p.55]
  4. Nov 4, 2013
    70
    Peace On Venus is arguably the band’s finest (half-)hour since Dilate.
  5. Nov 4, 2013
    70
    Fans of BP will no doubt delight in this masterful set, while newcomers will experience their brand of mind-melding consciousness expansion en masse.
  6. 70
    Given its largely austere terrain and relatively unvaried inclines, Peace On Venus is not ultimately a Bardo Pond album that lends itself to easy traversing. However, it still confidently captures a group holding its own against latter-day and more voguish heavy-psychedelic peddlers.
  7. Nov 4, 2013
    70
    Peace On Venus is a fine example of what they produce. [Dec 2013, p.65]