Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Monday, July 16, 2012

OF MONSTERS AND MEN / My Head Is An Animal [2012]

Like their fellow Icelander music acts, Sigur rós, Biggi Hilmars & Jóhann Jóhannsson, the folk group Of Monsters And Men retain that dreamy distant sound but manage to uplift in a nostalgic, melancholy manner rather than brood and contemplate suicide.
2012's My Head Is An Animal is full of enthusiastic male/female vocal harmonization and alternating duets layered over reverberated glockenspiels, accordions and horn sections.  It might run a bit long and never break any new barriers but after all is said and done, you have a charming and captivating debut album.

3½ lives & loves out of 5

Songs Of Note: Little TalksLove Love Love


Dr Faustus said...

Little Talks is so good.
And that video! So very very good.
Reminds me of Bjork; not the music, just the visuals.

cuckoo77 said...

A great video.

Reminds of the Jasper Morello.