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4 stars This is the album that made the world to take notice at what these guys were creating at that time. Sonic Youth and even Nirvana became instant and later toured with both bands. This is considered by many their best album of their early years.

This album is maybe the craziest album to date as well. With far less structure than their future releases and weirder too. The album now starts with 30 seconds of high pitched tones that gets quickly annoying, but it doesn't stop there. Seconds into the album we're introduced to the first "songs" on the album which starts with a girl (Yoshimi perhaps?) shrieking as if she saw Shub-Niggurath or the likes and then the adrenaline rock begins. This album showcases the rockiest that Boredoms ever got and maybe even the weirdest the Boredoms ever got. It's also in my opinion their funniest album. This is very random as well. There are many songs that consist of just random conversations that sounds like they're trying to speak in English without knowing nothing about it. Other songs are very groovy and have some great tunes like in the second half of "Cheeba". One of the things I like about this album too is that there's a sort of psychedelic vibe surrounding the album. Some parts are linked with trippy sound effects or just end with it.

Whether you love them or hate them you can't deny creativeness these guys have and the lasting influence it still has. Pop Tatari may well be one of the best albums in the Noise Rock scene or at least the one that opened the eyes (and ears) to many people who wouldn't even touch this kind of music with a ten feet pole. If you're curious to what these guys may sound like then I suggest you get Chocolate Synthesizers which is more accessible than this album. Both albums are great representative of their early and crazier years.

chamberry | 4/5 |


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