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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the Canadian indie rock trio led by Rishi Dhir was produced with Marcus Paquin.
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  1. Nov 23, 2016
    90
    Elephant Stone haven't lost anything here; rather, they've refined their songwriting and production, and the results are quite exciting.
  2. 80
    Ship Of Fools is a gloriously and unapologetically joyous listen, and one that serves to remind us how the Flaming Lips lost their mojo, while simultaneously showing Empire Of The Sun the way forward.
  3. Nov 23, 2016
    70
    Classical Indian music is thoroughly interwoven with '60s psychedelia and pop--and the two are different, with the first emphasizing texture and the second structure--giving Elephant Stone a shimmering, off-kilter quality that's alluring.
  4. Mojo
    Nov 23, 2016
    60
    Technically striking, yet for all its precision sounds oddly sanitised. [Jan 2017, p.104]
  5. Magnet
    Nov 23, 2016
    50
    The most psychedelic moments on the album come during the long instrumental fades on tunes like "Silence Can Say So Much," "Cast The First Stone" and "Love Is Like A Spinning Wheel," but the middy instrumentals mix often mashes the sounds together into an indistinguishable pulsation of spacey sci-fi noise. [No. 137, p.55]