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  • Summary: The band's sixth album is their first for Polyvinyl and sees them branching out, into "1970s Afro beat and '80s new wave" as they say.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. It may not be the band's definitive moment... but, arguably, it is the experimental indie pop album of the summer. [#7]
  2. Satanic Panic in the Attic is idiosyncratic without being hokey, and although the band has been stiffed recognition for the consistency of their previous work, this album should make the group much more difficult to ignore.
  3. Taken as a whole then, and with very few weaknesses to point out, Satanic Panic in the Attic might be the best thing this ever-changing band has released since the groundbreaking The Gay Parade.
  4. While Satanic Panic in the Attic is unlikely to make significant waves outside of Elephant 6 and indie-pop circles, those lucky enough to hear it (and persist with it) will find very little to complain about.
  5. Satanic Panic in the Attic is a typically sprawling piece of music for Of Montreal. It runs only 43 minutes, but in that space, the band manage to throw in everything but the kitchen sink in winsome pop experimentation.
  6. Of Montreal have safely entrenched themselves as an institution in the indie rock world, and Satanic Panic shows them as dependable as ever for some of the best pop songs around.
  7. Of Montreal are at least three indie subfads too late.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18