Thursday, February 01, 2007

Menomena - Friend And Foe

2007 is shaping up to be a very good year to rock music, especially the derivative commonly known as "indie rock" (side note: in our times, what is "indie" anyway?). With their third album, U.S. band Menomena may very well and surprisingly lead the rise of indie rock to a new stage, such is the intelligence and novelty of their music. You name it, this album has them all: complex textures, abstract constructions, intricate compositions, surprising elements and a clever use of instruments, everything is here. That and a very strong pop sense for constructing compelling melodies and ambiences, making us want to come back over and over again. Challenging music for your brain to cuddle with, isn't that wonderful? (8,5/10)

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