Snowflake Midnight - Mercury Rev
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  • Summary: The seventh album for the New York rock band was produced with Dave Fridmann.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Ten years after Deserter's Songs became a gorgeous Americana classic, Mercury Rev have made another masterpiece.
  2. This is a magical and bafflingly arresting album. [Sep 2008, p.53]
  3. 80
    This Rev record is another triumph in which all is dream and this sometimes symbolism, the overall effect trippy, though less dark than of yore. [Oct 2008, p.102]
  4. What ultimately saves Snowflake Midnight from following The Secret Migration up the band's collective keister is the song positioned to serve as its climax, 'Dream of a Young Girl as a Flower.'
  5. 60
    There are flashes of thrilling chaos but all too often they are contained and subdued by fussy programming.
  6. Surprisingly though, Snowflake Midnight, if it is heard widely outside of fan circles, may win the band more fans than their more straightforward output.
  7. They’ve set their laser harp on “snooze” and come up with a yawn-inspiring set of digital whoosh over which to chant some nonsense that at best resembles the Chemical Brothers at their worst.

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