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Season
Five
number
232
Type
Album Review
Post Date
Jun 23, 2015

Mercury Rev

Deserter's Songs

Label
V2
Release year
1998
Producer
ave Fridmann, Jonathan Donahue

Age can make the adventurous seem tame, does Mercury Rev's 1998 album Deserter’s Songs stand the test of time?

Thanks to a recent request, we are checking out the 1998 album Deserter’s Songs by Mercury Rev. Hailed at the time by critics in the US and UK, the orchestral arrangements combined with Flaming Lips style psychedelia helped make Deserter’s Songs a landmark album the helped usher in a decade of bands expanding on both. But age can make the adventurous seem tame, does Deserter’s Songs stand the test of time, and is it still worthy of album of the year status? Tune in to find out.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro: The Funny Bird
  • 3:18 - History of the Band
  • 17:39 - Endlessly
  • 25:59 - Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp
  • 29:06 - Hudson Line
  • Outro - Opus 40

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