- Summary: The psychedelic indie rockers, led by returning core trio of vocalist Jonathan Donahue, guitarist Grasshopper and drummer Jeff Mercel, return with a less-orchestral follow up to 2001's 'All Is Dream.' Longtime collaborator David Fridmann co-produced.
- Record Label: V2
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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SpinRev's overbaked symphonics and space-case triumphalism have become completely indistinguishable from the Flaming Lips. [Jun 2005, p.108]
sachinpJul 15, 2005one of the best albums of all time.
[Anonymous]Mar 11, 2005Ignore any negative reviews of this album. 'The Secret Migration' more than matches the beauty of 'Deserter's Songs' Ignore any negative reviews of this album. 'The Secret Migration' more than matches the beauty of 'Deserter's Songs' and 'All Is Dream'. Rather than resting on their laurels and standing still creatively (which some clueless reviewers have incorrectly suggested) it is in fact a significant progression from their past work and a truly magical album that improves with every listen.… Expand
MitchMFeb 7, 2005great follow-up to previous albums. Not all songs are classics but many are up there with their best.
MickeymFeb 2, 2005The sugar sweetly sick lyrics get a bit annoying in places - and sometimes you just want them to turn their amps up to 11 and rock out like The sugar sweetly sick lyrics get a bit annoying in places - and sometimes you just want them to turn their amps up to 11 and rock out like they can- but this album is a definite grower and worth investigating.… Expand
AdamHFeb 26, 2005I love MR -- think everything they've created in the studio had been excellent: emotional, cerebral, visionary, gorgeous. I've had I love MR -- think everything they've created in the studio had been excellent: emotional, cerebral, visionary, gorgeous. I've had this album for a couple of weeks, and it's a pleasant listen, but you shouldn't buy it expecting the kind of religous experience that can be had listening any of MR's other studio albums. You should still but it, though: lots of good melodies; just nothing great and nothing surprising.… Expand
NickMar 24, 2005disappointing and predictable, not a patch on Deserter's, no discernibly great lyrics, no screeching bowed saw or powerful guitars, dull....
BenBFeb 21, 2005Most disappointing album they have released to date.
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