Leah Greenblatt
December 08, 2006 AT 05:00 AM EST

Beast Moans

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
Jagjaguwar
genre
Indie Rock

We gave it a B

If indie rock were like fantasy football, Swan Lake would be a dream team: Dan Bejar (Destroyer, the New Pornographers), Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade), and Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes). Some of it works, as when Krug masterfully leads the deep-fuzz dirge ”All Fires” and Bejar turns out a typically erudite anthem in ”The Freedom.” But it’s ultimately pretty patchwork, and the woolly psychedelic blanket the trio throws over Beast Moans never quite unifies its disparate elements. Think of it not so much as a great album as an intriguing compilation.

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST