by Tame Impala
- Record Label: Interscope
- Release Date: Jul 17, 2015
- Summary: This is the third full-length release for the Australian psychedelic rock band led by Kevin Parker.
- Record Label: Interscope
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
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Positive: 33 out of 38
Mixed: 5 out of 38
Negative: 0 out of 38
Jul 16, 2015The whole thing has a beautiful and unexpected tenderness to it.
Jul 13, 2015Nearly every proper song on Currents is a revelatory statement of Parker’s range and increasing expertise as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and vocalist while maintaining the essence of Tame Impala.
Jul 20, 2015This is as close to pop perfection as music as seen in quite some time.
Jul 2, 2015From the crisp, hip-hop accenting on the drums to the full-bodied bass and vivd synths, Currents is an audiophile’s wet dream.
Jul 17, 2015It might not hit with the sit-up-and-listen immediacy of previous albums, but make no mistake, Currents is just as accomplished.
Jul 15, 2015Currents is melodic, pretty, but there's a pervasive sense of melancholy here; each uplifting track feels as though it's masking sorrow with shimmering synth, a teaspoon of sugar to help the medicine down.
Jul 13, 2015The most frustrating thing about Currents is that, for probably the first time, it seems like Parker is writing songs that would be pretty decent and probably interesting if he freed them from this musty aesthetic and gave them room to express themselves.
Positive: 74 out of 84
Mixed: 8 out of 84
Negative: 2 out of 84
Jul 22, 2015The funny thing with most of the nay-sayers of this record is that they say that Currents is far removed from the psych-pop/rock of the firstThe funny thing with most of the nay-sayers of this record is that they say that Currents is far removed from the psych-pop/rock of the first two records and that surely Kevin Parker (KP) knew he would piss off some their hardcore fans but I personally feel that this record feels like the most natural progression of Tame Impala.
Inner Speaker, the first record, was a pure psych-pop/rock record but even then you could already tell that KP had a thing for pop melodies and writing catchy songs. Lonerism, their second record, already took quite a bit of the psych out but there was still enough of it to sooth the psych fans.
Currents takes pretty much all the psych out of Tame Impala and leaves us with one of the best pop records in a long while and KP wanted that exactly. It wasn't a decision to cash in or to change direction but something he's been working towards with the two previous records.
But KP says it best on the final track of the record itself:
"I can just hear them now
"How could you let us down?"
But they don't know what I found
Or see it from this way around
Feeling it overtake
All that I used to hate
Finally taking flight
I know you don't think it's right
I know that you think it's fake
Maybe fake's what I like"
Deal with it kids!!… Expand
Jul 24, 2020THIS ALBUM IS A COMPLETE MASTERPIECE OF POP/ROCK AND IF ANYONE THINK IS NOT THAT GOOD PLESE LISTEN AGAIN
Feb 13, 2020this album is just so perfect. there’s nothing i would change at all. nobody else sounds like this.
Feb 13, 2016Tame Impala's third full-length album 'Currents' is one of the most enjoyable albums of the past year. It's synthpop style is excellent andTame Impala's third full-length album 'Currents' is one of the most enjoyable albums of the past year. It's synthpop style is excellent and the lyrics are very well written actually. The first half of the album is excellent, not a single problem with it. The songs are catchy, with good melody and fun lyrics.
Opener 'Let It Happen' is a fantastic 7 minute track that doesn't get boring at any second, followed by interlude 'Nangs' and 'The Moment' into a bunch of awesome songs.
However I do have problems with some songs such as 'Past Life' wich, even if it's a song that I enjoy, it doesn't offer much to it. Also, main single 'Cause I'm a Man never really hooked me up and felt to popy for the record. Last couple of tracks are nothing special and the ending 'New Person, Same Old Mistakes' finishes in an OK note.
All in all, 'Currents' is most of the time an enjoyable album: first 9 tracks are amazing and the last couple of songs are just a bit tiring and not as great as the first half.
Stand-outs: Let It Happen, The Moment, Yes I'm Changing, Eventually, The Less I Know the Better
Weaker tracks: 'Cause I'm a Man, Love / Paranoia… Expand
Jun 17, 2020What an experience! This is the best of the best when it comes to psych music. It does drag a bit in the back half though.
Best Tracks: LetWhat an experience! This is the best of the best when it comes to psych music. It does drag a bit in the back half though.
Best Tracks: Let It Happen, The Less I Know The Better, The Moment, Eventually
Worst Tracks: Past Life… Expand
Sep 15, 2015Well, I think it sucks. I really and honestly do. There are some good things there, sure. But those good things are really hidden tru all thisWell, I think it sucks. I really and honestly do. There are some good things there, sure. But those good things are really hidden tru all this **** poppy, cheesy melodrama feel that goes on on almost every currents song. Lyrics are so awful too, everything sounds quite shallow and adolescent.
My review has nothing to do with music style. Currents is actually bad music, no matter what style we are talking about.
This is really sad, cause Tame Impala used to be an amazing song.… Expand
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