• Record Label: A
  • Release Date: May 20, 2014
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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9

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  1. Aug 12, 2014
    10
    I'm quite surprised that nobody's talking about this album. This is the first album for me to hear from this band, but i'll definitely be checking out their previous work.

    If you're into psychedelic rock and/or electronica, you need to give this a try.
  2. Mar 19, 2015
    7
    'Revelation', the 14th full length LP from The Brian Jonestown Massacre, a band who in their 20 years of existence have gone through many changes in personnel and sound is an LP which overall succeeds in its attempts to make a modern psychedelic rock album which doesn't draw too much on the mid to late 60's conventions which many psych bands are perhaps guilty of. It's an album which has'Revelation', the 14th full length LP from The Brian Jonestown Massacre, a band who in their 20 years of existence have gone through many changes in personnel and sound is an LP which overall succeeds in its attempts to make a modern psychedelic rock album which doesn't draw too much on the mid to late 60's conventions which many psych bands are perhaps guilty of. It's an album which has nice variation throughout from the exciting and up tempo "Vad Hände Med Dem?" to the overtly stoned "Days, Weeks and Moths", the danceable groove of "Memorymix" right through to the closing track "Goodbye Butterfly". Perhaps not quite as consistent or as well produced as their last release 'Aufeben' (2012), 'Revelation' is a pleasant listen and shows that even after 20 years Anton Newcombe still has an undeniable knack for melody. Expand
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71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Mojo
    Jul 24, 2014
    60
    Familiar BJM territory perhaps, but they still inhabit a different, more enticing cosmos to their peers. [Jul 2014, p.87]
  2. Jul 10, 2014
    75
    In some ways, Revelation plays like a hodgepodge. However, it is a beautiful hodgepodge, a hodgepodge of everything Newcombe does best and has spent the last 20 years perfecting.
  3. Q Magazine
    Jun 13, 2014
    80
    It's not settling down as anyone else might know it, but Revelation is the unlikely but lovely sound of a plan coming together. [Jul 2014, p.119]