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Deerhoof - Offend Maggie CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

4.00 | 19 ratings

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4 stars Deerhoof are a unique band, a band that most prog lovers will not like. Offend Maggie, however may be thier most palatable and proggie release to date Family Of Others utalizes more acessable and harmonically complex singing and more upbeat rythims with psychadellic acoustic guitar that might remind some of classic 70s prog. Chandelier Searchlight should be right up the alley of more accepting kraut heads and Snoopy Waves will sound fermiliar to lovers of math-rock. That being sayed this is still Deerhoof and fans will still find rediculous little girl vocals and lyrics "bunny jump, bunny jump, bunny jump, go go champions speed speed champions." Greg Sauniers just plain strange drum lines and decidedly non-linear rythims also remain in tact. So what makes this particular album different than others in the Deerhoof catalouge? Well, the cheesy 80s synth pop element thats characterized their music of late but they have not gone back to the surreal Rolling Stones gone mad sound of their early recordings, instead their sound recalls experimental giants like Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo and Velvet Underground as well as the outer reaches of 70s prog rock. I strongly Reccomend this to any prog fan who is getting tired of the genre and looking for somthing to shine a new light on the subject.
Proletariat | 4/5 |


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