Feb 8, 2018Transangelic Exodus is a scrappy yet poignant rock & roll narrative of inner conflict and acceptance; its songs are a confessional and confrontational commentary on a historic period when so much is possible, even as fear, hate, and paranoia still hold the reins of power. Its energy, vulnerability, rage, and crafty poetics are awe-inspiring.
Feb 1, 2018Frankly, your head spins. Unpick it all, though, this is one of the most probing and pioneering avant-retro-pop albums of the age. And when Furman swerves from his Seraphiel & Louise narrative to discuss his issues with religion, coming out and the rise of the Far Right on the album’s jauntier ditties, it’s one of the most provocative too.
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Apr 1, 2018Catchy tunes, great vocals, and a unique queer narrative make this a must-listen album.
*Ezra Furman shows more passion with his latest albumCatchy tunes, great vocals, and a unique queer narrative make this a must-listen album.
*Ezra Furman shows more passion with his latest album (and even more so in live shows). He's come out more publicly and the lyrics/sound of this album perfectly capture so many aspects and emotions of queer life.
*Culturally, this queer album is so relevant now. As a performer, Ezra comes off more real and relate-able than any other artist.
*There are a few tracks on the album that I'm not a fan of...but these are also tracks that some other people love. A few of the songs, such as "Peel My Orange Every Morning", have very interesting cadences/sounds. After a couple listens, this song in particular really grew on me.… Expand
Feb 9, 2018This the typical "Oh My God" album, fantastic music, amazing stories and brilliant production.
I actually think that there's nothing evenThis the typical "Oh My God" album, fantastic music, amazing stories and brilliant production.
I actually think that there's nothing even distantly out of place in it.
I wish that more music was like this nowadays, pure and wishing only to tell stories that people can actually enjoy, transforming the complex in something so easy too listen too that seems unreal.
**** Genius with caps F and G.… Expand
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