1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 March 2013
Each song on Tomboy is direct with a strong emphasis on vocals. The lyrical content appeals directly to the listener's emotions and the small details behind a wall of sonic effects is revealed after multiple hearings. Some innovative moments on Tomboy include the unexpected use of a theremin, the length of time the lyric "I" is sustained on 'Drone', and the sample of a football crowd in Benfica. I would recommend this album to listeners who appreciate 'Fur Immer' by Neu!, Fennesz's Endless Summer, The Beach Boys' use of vocal harmonies and the hypnotic effects of My Bloody Valentine's 'Loveless'. This is an album that I could engage with and will listen to many, many times.
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 13 April 2011
A gigantic masterpiece for 2011. Works on so many levels and has such a beautiful form. Thanks, Noah! -- Take your time again with the next one. It's worth it. Sonic Boom didn't muck it up.
My pre-order arrived as a ltd edition clear DMM vinyl gatefold. There's a superb locked-groove at the end of Side B.
2 of 41 people found the following review helpful
on 8 June 2011
Good tunes absolutely ruined by dreadfull production.
I defy anyone to understand any of the lyrics.
Must have had the echo chamber on double echo,just like Person Pitch.
I won't get fooled again into buying another Panda Bear album.