Revelation

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  • Summary: The 14th release for the San Francisco psych-rock band led by Anton Newcombe includes contributions from Ricky Maymi, Joachim Alhund, Constantine Karlis, and Ryan Van Kriedt.
  • Record Label: A
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Neo-Psychedelia, Garage Rock Revival
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  1. Q Magazine
    Jun 13, 2014
    80
    It's not settling down as anyone else might know it, but Revelation is the unlikely but lovely sound of a plan coming together. [Jul 2014, p.119]
  2. May 23, 2014
    80
    Even though it might not rank as essential Brian Jonestown Massacre, Revelation is a lovely experience.
  3. Jun 12, 2014
    80
    Revelations very much sets the benchmark by which their subsequent work will be judged.
  4. May 19, 2014
    70
    Where Newcombe continues to find inspiration from, who knows, but the music still keeps on coming. And the world is a better place for it.
  5. May 19, 2014
    70
    Without reinventing the wheel too much, Newcombe delivers another slice of his breed of highly evolved rock & roll genius with this album, further polishing his ever dangerous songwriting skills and offering a vivid spectrum of production, stylistic distractions, and psychedelic black holes for the listener to get swallowed up by.
  6. May 19, 2014
    67
    Revelation notches BJM's 24th release, as potent a psychedelic experience as you'll find in 2014.
  7. May 19, 2014
    60
    True, Newcombe's fondness for repetition allows him to take half an idea and stretch it out until it disappears into a chorus-less fug. But it's all pleasingly reassuring, like stepping into a well-curated vintage furniture shop.

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  1. Aug 12, 2014
    10
    I'm quite surprised that nobody's talking about this album. This is the first album for me to hear from this band, but i'll definitely beI'm quite surprised that nobody's talking about this album. This is the first album for me to hear from this band, but i'll definitely be checking out their previous work.

    If you're into psychedelic rock and/or electronica, you need to give this a try.
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  2. Mar 19, 2015
    7
    'Revelation', the 14th full length LP from The Brian Jonestown Massacre, a band who in their 20 years of existence have gone through many'Revelation', the 14th full length LP from The Brian Jonestown Massacre, a band who in their 20 years of existence have gone through many changes in personnel and sound is an LP which overall succeeds in its attempts to make a modern psychedelic rock album which doesn't draw too much on the mid to late 60's conventions which many psych bands are perhaps guilty of. It's an album which has nice variation throughout from the exciting and up tempo "Vad Hände Med Dem?" to the overtly stoned "Days, Weeks and Moths", the danceable groove of "Memorymix" right through to the closing track "Goodbye Butterfly". Perhaps not quite as consistent or as well produced as their last release 'Aufeben' (2012), 'Revelation' is a pleasant listen and shows that even after 20 years Anton Newcombe still has an undeniable knack for melody. Expand