Wondrous Bughouse – Youth Lagoon (Fat Possum)

This album feels like floating through cartoon space. It’s like The Flaming Lips and Spiritualized went on a Magical Mystery Tour together. I’m not 100% into the vocals, which sound a little wimpy and annoying at times (like “The Bath”). Sometimes they seem a little passionless and just obnoxious. But I dig the instrumentals. With reverbed vocals and synths galore, the atmosphere is here in spades. That and the occasional psychedelic bursts make for a pretty listen, albeit one that I probably won’t be revisiting often.

Nick Klinc 3/13/13

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