Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Multi-Love” Review



Before this album I couldn’t really tell if Unknown Mortal Orchestra was stuck in the past or if they were way ahead of their time. Suffice to say I am no longer confused, Unknown Mortal Orchestra are aliens sent from the future to save music.  Their self-titled album is a lo-fi masterpiece and II is groovier than Austin Powers, but I wanted them to move in a different direction after II. Multi-Love blew away all my expectations.  It expands on the funkiness they established in their last album and creates a fluorescent, neo-pop-psych-rock sound that really just fucking transcends all genres of music that have ever existed. It’s pop and rock and electronic and psychedelic and more. Bright synth flows effortlessly out of vocals and groovy riffs highlighting the contrast of the retro-guitar and futuristic keyboard. This dichotomy is what makes Multi-Love sound so interesting. “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” and “Necessary Evil” even have a horn in them, how many psychedelic rock bands can get away with that?  There really isn’t enough that can be said about these nine songs. Even after the third time on repeat I don’t even realize I’m still listening to the same album, it’s that unique. If you have not yet heard about this band drop everything you’re doing and give them your money now.


You can purchase a copy of Multi-Love here and follow the band on their website and Facebook page.




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