Tom Sinclair
September 25, 1998 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Deserter's Songs

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock

We gave it an A-

New York’s Mercury Rev have always been one of those ”file under: weird” bands, but their fourth effort, Deserter’s Songs, feels like a watershed, the point where their heady mix of orchestral pop, roots rock, psychedelia, prog, choral, and chamber music finally crystallizes into something special and damn near ineffable. Until someone figures out a genre tag to hang on what these loons have created, let’s just call Deserter’s Songs the art-rock album of the year. A-

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