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Deserter's Songs (album) by Mercury Rev

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Deserter's Songs
Deserter's Songs by Mercury Rev (1998)
Overall rank: 645th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 390 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1998 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (133rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (645th)

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Deserter's Songs is ranked as the best album by Mercury Rev.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 390 votes)
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85/100
Consistently good. Flaming Lips comparisons make sense considering they shared studio time sometime between 1997-99 (the making of this and the Lips' Soft Bulletin) and probably used much of the same gear, equipment, and recording/engineering personnel.

Probably a grower...
Top tracks: Holes, Tonite It Shows, Goddess Of A Hiway

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Easily their best album Goddess On A Highway, Funny Bird, Holes, Hudson Line & Bottleneck Stomp are some of the best things they have ever delivered. I still prefer Flaming Lips though,as they do this style of music the best.
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90/100
The best Mercury rev album. Bar none. Excellent.
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VERY Flaming Lips-esque, though compliments don't come much higher
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From Hendri
Wow, some of the best dreamy music! And it really rocks at times! I only think the last track is a bit weirdly placed. I am never really excited for that song to start after Pick Up If You're There.
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From Pegasus
Doesn't really stay consistent but damn there is some REALLY exceptional songs in here.
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To lose faith in oneself, yet still with a glimmer of hope that things will get better.
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From HoldenM
So, I'm gonna listen to this a few more times, and then it'll go into my top hundred. That's how great this is to me.
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Lying on the ground, staring up at the stars, it's impossible to ignore just how vast this universe is.
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From meruizh
I gave it 3 listens and it never grew up on me. Godess on a highway is a brilliant dong, and probably holes and opus 40 stand next to it, but man the rest of the album seemed a bit lifeless, I just never got it.
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