Boces (studio album) by Mercury Rev
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The best album by Mercury Rev is Deserter's Songs which is ranked number 658 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,860.
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Mercury Rev are always a bit weird but on lots of their albums I can't really dig their weirdness, but here I can. It's not one of their best known albums but to me it's one of their best especially where they just keep jamming along like on Meth Of A Rockette's Chick and Snorry Mouth. Not everything is a highlight though.
One of the most insane albums I've ever heard! I first time I heard the opening track was when I was around 13 or so, and it blew me away, I had never heard anything like it. Some of these songs have amazing build-ups and can make 10 minutes pass like it's nothing. Best tracks imo are: Bronx Cheer,Meth of a Rockette's Kick and Something for Joey
underrated as fuck, this album is a few steps from perfection
When it's good, it's really good.
Wonderfully unbridled craziness!
With 'Boces' (the follow-up to their debut masterpiece, 'Yerself Is Steam') Mercury Rev's Dave Fridmann and Jonathan Donahue have proven to be arguably the most creative artists to have emerged on the scene since Mayo Thompson. Beautiful pastoral sounds of the flute merge with sonic collages, free-form jazz elements and guitar distortions underpinned by Fridmann's directed orchestration, to create a unique surreal dissonant fairytale atmosphere. Mercury Rev have produced some of the most imaginative music of all-time.
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