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Aldhils Arboretum

22 Nov. 2003 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2002
  • Release Date: 22 Nov. 2003
  • Label: Kindercore
  • Copyright: 2002 Kindercore
  • Total Length: 40:48
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  • ASIN: B001HR8DZY
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 210,760 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 31 Mar. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Elephant 6 band Of Montreal is at its best when they make goofy, quirky concept albums, or at the very least weird songs that make you wish you had whatever they're smoking. That endearing surreality is missing from "Adhils Arboretum," which is a fun indiepop album, but feels somehow too toned down and laid-back.

It opens with the disjointedly bouncy "Doing Nothing," which fits the lead vocals like a four-fingered glove. Things improve somewhat with the clinky pop of "Old People in the Cemetary," which one-ups the "What a drag it is/getting old" with lines like "It must be hard to relate/after the world of your youth/totally evaporates."

There's a more garage-rocky vibe to songs like "Isn't It Nice?" and the ringingly percussive "We Are Destroying the Song." But hints of their older style peep out in the second half of the album, like in the lilting "Predictably Sulking Sarah," perky piano-pop "Natalie and Effie in the Park," and the psychedelic swirls of "Kid Without Claws."

It's hard to know why, after the glorious psychedelic tapesties they've woven, Of Montreal would opt for a sound that is so... ordinary. It sounds a bit like garage rockers on acid, which is a cool idea in itself -- but Kevin Barnes and Co. sound pretty uncomfortable with such a stripped-down sound.

Their colorful pop has been toned down to some slightly muffled guitar melodies and solid percussion, augmented by cello and some electronic flourishes. But in the second half, the band starts slipping back -- they use a drooping violin, sprightly piano, robotic vocals, odd wavery keyboard, and a sort of French folk-club sound, complete with brass. That's more like it, people.
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By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Jan. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Elephant 6 band Of Montreal is at its best when they make goofy, quirky concept albums, or at the very least weird songs that make you wish you had whatever they're smoking. That endearing surreality is missing from "Adhils Arboretum," which is a fun indiepop album, but feels somehow too toned down and laid-back.
It opens with the disjointedly bouncy "Doing Nothing," which fits the lead vocals like a four-fingered glove. Things improve somewhat with the clinky pop of "Old People in the Cemetary," which one-ups the "What a drag it is/getting old" with lines like "It must be hard to relate/after the world of your youth/totally evaporates."
There's a more garage-rocky vibe to songs like "Isn't It Nice?" and the ringingly percussive "We Are Destroying the Song." But hints of their older style peep out in the second half of the album, like in the lilting "Predictably Sulking Sarah," perky piano-pop "Natalie and Effie in the Park," and the psychedelic swirls of "Kid Without Claws."
It's hard to know why, after the glorious psychedelic tapesties they've woven, Of Montreal would opt for a sound that is so... ordinary. It sounds a bit like garage rockers on acid, which is a cool idea in itself -- but Kevin Barnes and Co. sound pretty uncomfortable with such a stripped-down sound.
Their colorful pop has been toned down to some slightly muffled guitar melodies and solid percussion, augmented by cello and some electronic flourishes. But in the second half, the band starts slipping back -- they use a drooping violin, sprightly piano, robotic vocals, odd wavery keyboard, and a sort of French folk-club sound, complete with brass. That's more like it, people.
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By A Customer on 28 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
Kevin Barnes is a genius. He knows pretty much every chord in the book, and tries to use as many as possible in each of his songs, with impressive results. On the first listen to this CD, it is almost impossible to predict where the melody is about to go. However, after several listens, the brilliance of the songwriting shines through and the songs become surprisingly catchy. This album is different to Of Montreal's other records - instead of being a lo-fi concept-driven epic, it is brighter, shorter, more focused and each song stands on its own. The fact that there is no 'concept' allows each song to become a thoroughly original psychedelic symphony. The band sounds much tighter and the music is more innovative than ever before. The lyrics are still surreal and unique, sung in an optimisic voice even when they are about death and loss. It is a tragedy that so few people have heard Of Montreal, as it is one of the most original and interesting bands around today. Buy it if you like Syd Barrett or anything involving the Elephant 6 collective.
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