Mars Audiac Quintet (studio album) by Stereolab

Mars Audiac Quintet by Stereolab
Year: 1994
Overall rank: 3,261st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Mars Audiac Quintet is ranked 4th best out of 26 albums by Stereolab on

The best album by Stereolab is Dots And Loops which is ranked number 923 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,954.

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From 08/01/2019 00:16
Frothy Anglo/French Synth pop of the highest order though the album is a little "front loaded". The extras disc in the expanded version is also excellent.
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From 06/04/2017 13:23
This is the album that earned the groop the affectionate nickname of "moog terrorists" among fans. This is mostly pop music, composed of multi-layered analog synthesizers (far more melodic and harmonious than on previous work), combined with Marx-influenced and anarchist lyrics, Can-like bass riffs, Neu!-ish motorik repetition, airy Beach Boys-esque bah-dee-bah backing vocals, and lounge orchestration. As if that weren't enough, the album contains cleverly rewritten (even if uncredited) reprises of previous material from such diverse origins as Canned Heat, The 5th Dimension, Steve Reich, Suicide, Lucia Pamela, with plenty more hidden winks and nods. The result is a comparative music treasure chest.

As one friend and music reviewer wrote on its August 1994 release, "Tim Gane's repetitive music and Laetitia Sadier's vocals clash in a decidedly intentional political irony." Wonderful from start to finish!

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