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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release for the Australian psychedelic rock band was actually written before 2013's Hobo Rocket.
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Elvis' Flaming Star
Laura is learning how to love See, can't you see? It hurts to see her go To parties all alone And I hope they bring back Elvis And all the stars of... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jan 22, 2015
    100
    Indulgent and trippy and sometimes off-kilter--but a whole heap of fun.
  2. Jan 26, 2015
    80
    Yes, it’s a mess but somehow a thoroughly glorious and jubilant mess. In other words, it’s a perfect encapsulation of everything that Man It Feels Like Space Again is.
  3. Feb 6, 2015
    80
    Man, It Feels Like Space Again is grandiose in the delivery, quixotic in the extreme, but, most of all, it's a helluva lot of fun to listen to.
  4. Feb 11, 2015
    76
    Even in their repeated defiance of having anything to prove, Pond still scramble with the passion and irreverence of underdogs.
  5. Feb 13, 2015
    70
    Somewhat disorienting, MIFLSA is a messy, incredible collection of damaged pop, and shows a band that's been forming for a while stepping into its full capabilities.
  6. Under The Radar
    Jan 8, 2015
    70
    Feels Like Space is a step forward, though where Pond is headed is remains anybody's guess. [Nov/Dec 2014, p.67]
  7. 55
    Despite strong results in the past, this time these elements have ultimately combined to make a sort of erratic psychedelic porridge; boring in more than a few places, and a bit much for anyone other than the genre's keenest fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Apr 6, 2015
    9
    My favorite rock release so far this year besides the new Godspeed You! Black Emperor album. It's a weird, incredibly trippy and beautifullyMy favorite rock release so far this year besides the new Godspeed You! Black Emperor album. It's a weird, incredibly trippy and beautifully textured psych rock album, you can see that Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) executive produced the thing. There are really funky starts which lead in completely spaced out segments. Pond keeps the listener on the edge with countless turns and drops. Some of my favorite moments in music this year are actually on this album Expand
  2. Jan 27, 2015
    9
    Pond has a lot of energy and I feel does a better job at focusing it here than on "Hobo Rocket". The new wave of psychedelic rock continues toPond has a lot of energy and I feel does a better job at focusing it here than on "Hobo Rocket". The new wave of psychedelic rock continues to progress, and innovate despite comparisons to the past. Expand
  3. Jan 28, 2015
    8
    I love how this album sounds like early psychedelic Pink Floyd. It's full of energy, funky textures, and is absolute sonic bliss. TheI love how this album sounds like early psychedelic Pink Floyd. It's full of energy, funky textures, and is absolute sonic bliss. The arrangements are somewhat all over the place, but if anything it makes for an interesting and engaging album start to finish. Expand
  4. May 28, 2015
    7
    A seemingly deliberately disorganized mix of garage and psychedelic rock from the Australian’s sixth full album. The unrelenting rush of retroA seemingly deliberately disorganized mix of garage and psychedelic rock from the Australian’s sixth full album. The unrelenting rush of retro sources can often make it easy not to recognize some gem like qualities hidden beneath the hippie blur. Expand
  5. Jan 28, 2015
    7
    For future reference Pond is far off reaching stardom. Still this album offers a build-up of explosive psychadelic textured flavours with eachFor future reference Pond is far off reaching stardom. Still this album offers a build-up of explosive psychadelic textured flavours with each one expressing itself in its own fetished manner spotlighting the incontrovertible best-of volume of the band. Sitting Up On Our Crane is perhaps the greater accomplishment minted in full by a tremendous vocalization by Kevin Parker, from Tame Impala. May be that Pond has brought quite a few elements from Foxygen together as these ones seem to come up sparkling defined in Man It Feels Like Space Again, the last title of the tracklist. Expand
  6. Jan 29, 2015
    6
    The leverage weights too much on the album shoving it to across galaxies of gripping metalized sounds that we were used to hear along theThe leverage weights too much on the album shoving it to across galaxies of gripping metalized sounds that we were used to hear along the best years of psychedelic rock but in no way that special. Yet contains esthetically pleasing passages more often than the albums before failed to secure. Expand
  7. Jan 26, 2015
    3
    Pond employs numerous musical ideas coined by 1960's psychedelic pop bands, and there are a few songs that utilize them well. Sitting Up onPond employs numerous musical ideas coined by 1960's psychedelic pop bands, and there are a few songs that utilize them well. Sitting Up on Our Crane is a swirling, melodic, serene piece that evokes more emotion than any other song on the record. I also enjoyed Outside Is the Right Side and Medicine Hat. However, to me, these are the only good songs on the entire album. Man It Feels Like Space Again is another record in a recent wave of records more occupied with emulating the Beatles than writing engaging songs. Expand

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