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Single Review: Tame Impala – Solitude Is Bliss (Modular)

By | Published on Tuesday 21 June 2011

Tame Impala

Glimmering, shimmering and unashamedly psychedelic, this may as well be sporting a kaftan and inviting you to float down stream with it. But for all its unabashed hippy bollocks, it’s a really rather superb, summery, serotonin slab of pop.

Reverberating its way around your head, it slides and shimmies with lucid, intoxicating sonic sunlight. It’s hazy to the point of blinding; and acid-soaked to the point of making me write ‘acid’ in a review (something I’d promised to never do).

Even the incantations of: “You will never come close to how I feel” are strangely enthralling. Revivalist? Yes. Derivative? Yes. Drug-championing? Probably. Also, however, really rather wonderful. EG

Physical release: 23 Jul