Deserter's Songs - Mercury Rev

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Deserter's Songs - Mercury Rev

Rock & Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: V2 - Distributor: F-Minor, SRD - Released: 05/10/1998 - 5033197027722, 638812703521

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“Mercury Rising”

published 20/04/2003

ProThe Only Desert Island Disc You'll Ever Need.

ConsBlast, There's A White Liner In The Distance.

And right out of the blue came Mercury Rev. Nearly men, who had crafted several flawed albums, until the magical opus that is 'Deserters Songs' reared its head. Add this album to their unforgettable intimate live performances and Mercury Rev rightfully hold pride of place on the a-list of...

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“Shiny Music”

published 05/09/2001

ProBeautiful, haunting songs mixed with some upliftin...

ConsSome filler.

Ever heard of a Theremin? It’s a strange device, that makes high pitched noises, for example, the theme tune to Star Trek, or the break on Richard III by Supergrass. Mercury Rev champion this musical oddity on the beautiful Deserter’s Songs. The album was recorded in 1998, on 35mm magnetic film...

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“Mercury Reigns”

published 13/12/2000

ProPsychedelic and beautiful songs

ConsDodgy Sax Solos

To be perfectly honest, I didn't have a clue who Mercury Rev were until 'Deserters' Songs' was released. Even then it took about Four months of the NME waxing lyrical about them to convince me to buy the CD. I never usually trust the NME, but as I chanced to see the inspiring 'Goddess On A Hiway'...

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“wierd and wonderful”

published 29/07/2000

Prostrange beauty

ConsTheramins!

I have all the previous Mercury Rev albums which were jazzy, dissonant, chaotic and at times, unlistenable. Throughout them all however there was a core of brilliance. In 'Deserters Songs' Mercury Rev have managed to bring their distinctive sound into the mainstream. The highpoint of the album...

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“Album of 98”

published 08/09/2001

ProFull of classics

Consnone

The word 'beauty' does not do justice the grace of the songs on 'Deserter's Songs'. From the understated charm of 'Holes' to the upbeat blues of 'Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp', this album is enchanting all the way through. The album is so good because it's so natural sounding, with a rich tapestry...

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Rock & Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: V2 - Distributor: F-Minor, SRD - Released: 05/10/1998 - 5033197027722, 638812703521

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EAN: 5033197027722, 638812703521

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