Album review

Of Montreal - Aldhils Arboretum

In contrast to the recent crop of bands purveying twee '60s-style sunshine pop, the latest from Of Montreal comes as a relief. While they, too, are feeling the hippie spirit—their artwork leaves us in no doubt they believe free love and flower power are groovy, baby—they blend retro psychedelia with a healthy sense of irony: here, witty lyrics are just as important as sweet melodies and honeyed harmonies. An irreverent and enjoyably silly listen.

Rating: 3 / 10


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Robert Wyatt interviewed: "I'm not a born rebel..."


Today (January 28, 2015), social media reliably informs me that Robert Wyatt is 70, which seems a reasonable justification for reposting this long and, I hope, interesting transcript of an interview I did with him at home in Louth back in 2007, a little before the marvellous “Comicopera” was...