61: Mercury Rev: The Light In You

The ninth studio album by Ver Rev (as the kids almost definitely call them) is the rather sad and dispiriting sound of a once highly significant band miserably fizzling out. While certainly no disaster it’s such a descent from their truly ground-breaking best into ineffectual rambling that listening may make you question the very point of recorded sound. The band seem uncertain what exactly their music is aiming for other than a place on the Radio 2 playlist and a radical re-think is needed.

‘Fun’ Fact: Sunflower‘ is absolutely the worst thing they’ve ever recorded. Perhaps the worst thing anyone’s ever recorded. Perhaps the worst thing anyone’s ever done.

It can’t all be bad bro, surely? The lead single ‘Are You Ready‘ does the best impression of usefulness

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