InnerSpeaker has been added to your Basket

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£9.99
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.00. Details
Sold by: Side Two
Add to Basket
£10.79
& FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Sold by: Amazon
Add to Basket
£10.89
& FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Sold by: skyvo-direct
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • InnerSpeaker
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

InnerSpeaker


Price: £9.72 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by Fulfillment Express and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
28 new from £5.72 2 used from £12.25 2 collectible from £226.00

Amazon's Tame Impala Store

Music

Image of album by Tame Impala

Photos

Image of Tame Impala

Biography

Tame Impala’s debut record from 2010, Innerspeaker, received a tropically warm reception thanks in part to its irreverent, contemporary spin on assumedly dead and forgotten sounds, as well as its unique, infinitely surprising way around a melody. It was youthful, romantic songwriting in a melting technicolour dreamcoat.

Critics agreed, with Pitchfork awarding the album its ... Read more in Amazon's Tame Impala Store

Visit Amazon's Tame Impala Store
for 3 albums, photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

InnerSpeaker + Lonerism + Tame Impala
Price For All Three: £28.10

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (23 Aug. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: FICTION
  • ASIN: B003HGKJH8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,172 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. It Is Not Meant to Be
2. Desire Be, Desire Go
3. Alter Ego
4. Lucidity
5. Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind?
6. Solitude Is Bliss
7. Jeremy's Storm
8. Expectation
9. The Bold Arrow of Time
10. Runway, Houses, City, Clouds
11. I Don't Really Mind

Product Description

BBC Review

Ours is an age of fleeting connections, a mad proliferation of voices issuing forth from speakers unknown. With the chorus line of the digital era swiftly becoming a cacophony, there’s much to be said for locating one’s innerspeaker, a term Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker uses to explain the feeling he gets when he’s at his most inspired.

It’s also the title of his band’s first full-length, the logical conclusion of a lifetime spent honing skills in Perth, Western Australia, one of the world’s most secluded cities. Logical because Innerspeaker is a record half a world away from the kind of artistic pretense that regularly infects bands of Tame Impala’s age and relative inexperience.

With the assistance of Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev producer Dave Fridmann they’ve constructed a sound big enough to park aeroplanes in, and every idea on here is attacked with virtuosic brio and an open mind. Essentially a psychedelic jam suite perfectly encapsulating Parker’s own summation of the genre as “kind of emotive and childlike and f***** up all at the same time”, Innerspeaker has none of the predictable trappings of a modern-day psych record and liquid ambience aplenty.

First track It Is Not Meant To Be rides in on a wave of third-eye guitar jangle and magic carpet bass, the band playing with the sort of empathic intelligence that’s made Dungen a wonder of the retro-rocking world. Then they coax wicked sounds from their guitars on Desire Be Desire Go, which again does hippie with none of the whimsy and all of the danger. Parker’s vocals, meanwhile, recall late-period Beatles – dreamy, distracted and ever so slightly paranoid.

That isn’t to say Innerspeaker is completely devoid of contemporary sounds – Alter Ego marries the colours-run, shoegazey texture of an Atlas Sound cut with racing, druggy beats. And Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind? has a fine Stereolab-esque groove which evokes, strangely enough, Bradford Cox’s collaboration with the ‘Lab’s own Laetitia Sadier, Quick Canal. Elsewhere, Bold Arrow of Time is one of the few moments on the record to explicitly tap the psychedelic blues root – Cream would be an obvious reference point here, but we’ll go instead with the expansiveness of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

The band recently opened for MGMT in the US. But while they undoubtedly remain more of a boutique concern than Messrs VanWyngarden and Goldwasser, with Innerspeaker Tame Impala display an intuitive feel for psychedelia’s insurgent streak and joy in non-conformity that’s far in excess of their peers.

--Alex Denney

Find more music at the BBC This link will take you off Amazon in a new window

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By T.H.E. Rodginho on 8 Feb. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I'm getting on a bit now. 36 this year. I've heard lots of music in my time - spent the last 20 years doing nothing but listening to music, going to see gigs, concerts, festivals etc. This is the best debut album I've ever heard. So assured, sounds amazin, great catchy melodies and riffs - i really can't fault it. Lazy wannabe journos describe it as a mix of pink floyd / cream / hendrix / beatles but its truly their own sounds - they make their music their own, every last note.
Can't recommend these guys enough!!! BUY BUY!!!
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. Fox on 30 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD
I fiirst heard these by chance a couple of months ago and they have taken over my life. They describe the music themselves better than I can. - 'Tame Impala make psychedelic hypno-groove melodic rock music. It's intended for moving one's body to, and it's intended for keeping still and observing other forms of movement. It's bombastic but it's swirling, think of the shoulder bones of a giant striding feline creature through some kind of tunnel. If Tame Impala's music reminds you of what you'd want to put on when you next visit your mind's engine room then they're happy. If not, whatever, it's just music. Put it on when the sun next shines. Basically it's all about the feeling'

If that vaguely intrigues you go out and buy this album. It is music that fills your head and takes you far, far away from the mundane underpinned with monstrous grooves. In 25 years watching bands live these 4 kids who look like they'd struggle to get served in a pub are one of the very best bands I've ever seen live.

They are psychedelic, they are heavy, they are pop, they are groovy, they are stoner, call them what you will, sometimes they are the band Kasabian would love to be but can't, they have the spirit of Lennon, Harrison, Hendrix, Morrison, Krieger, Lee, so while strictly speaking there is nothing totally new they are so good it doesn't matter.This is music that isn't made any more and they can live in any company.

The production is spot on as it harnesses the wild beast lurking and gives the great subtleties and complexities in the music space to breathe and work their way into the darkest recesses of your mind and body. There is brutal power and pop hooks perfectly combined.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dom on 4 Aug. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Brilliant! Got introduced to this a bit early by a friend from Oz, completely blown away by this- they've somehow made 60's-Garage-Noisy-Psychedelic rock sound cool, fresh and 'new'. Which doesn't make sense, but believe me when you listen to this you will feel the same. My fav has got to be 'Solitude is Bliss'- lovely John Lennon-stylee-grunge rock that the aussies seem to be so good at right now. A definite 5 out of 5!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M. Campion on 3 Feb. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Up until last Christmas I'd only heard bits of Tame Impala's music on BBC 6 Music, but what I did hear was enough to want their album, due to their superb sound. So, my girlfriend got me it as a Chrismas present.

There are a lot of new bands about, so to say Tame Impala are one of the best is no overstatement. While the sound is somewhat unique for an album released in 2010, it is very much like some of the multi-layered vibes of the 1967 psychedelic era. The guitar and bass sound often echoes, roars, and rumbles like the exhaust of a Harley-Davidson, and the vocals are somewhat Lennon-esque (in the manner of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds) but most importantly, all of the songs are good, especially the single 'Solitude Is Bliss'. There's not one bad track on the album, hence my 5 star rating.

I certainly hope they do a UK tour this year!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Sept. 2010
Format: Audio CD
There is a bike shop called Cycledealia in a quiet Hertfordshire
town which I have cause to visit from time to time (its name second
only in sillyness to the one-time Sheffield fish and chip shop
Battersea Cod's Home - sadly now changed to Wok This Way!).
Things like that make me laugh. I can be a bit daft that way!

Australian band Tame Impala's debut album 'Innerspeaker' made me
smile too but for different reasons. This little Antipodean ensemble
have captured something of the spirit of "the summer of love" with
clarity and good grace. There are eleven tracks in the collection and
I found them all appealing to my inner-hippie (the outer manifestation
of my 60's self has far less hair and far more wrinkles unfortunately!)

This is rich and dreamy music. Music of considerable imagination and
compositional artistry. I like this music very, very much ("man!")

Kevin Parker plays lots of instruments and sings; Dom Simper plays
bass and guitar on various tracks and Jay Watson manages the drums
here and there and throws in a bit of guitar too for good measure.
Mr Parker is our main-man however and he is largely responsible
for bringing everything that we hear to life in the listening world.
He has a fragile but very effective voice given the density and
complexity of much of the material. His ability to design fragrant
harmonies of luminescent beauty is evident in many of the songs.
The vocal arrangements on 'Alter Ego' are particularly stunning!
Read more ›
12 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback