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Mercury Rising

Advantages: The Only Desert Island Disc You'll Ever Need.
Disadvantages: Blast, 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 ho ...

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Shiny Music

Advantages: Beautiful, haunting songs mixed with some uplifting numbers
Disadvantages: Some filler.

Ever heard of a Theremin? Itís 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 Deserterís Songs. The album ...

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Mercury Reigns

Advantages: Psychedelic and beautiful songs
Disadvantages: Dodgy 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 ...

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wierd and wonderful

Advantages: strange beauty
Disadvantages: Theramins!

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 t ...

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Album of 98

Advantages: Full of classics
Disadvantages: none

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 ...

winnets 08.09.2001 ∑ Read full review
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