The Satanic Satanist | EW.com

Music

The Satanic SatanistPortugal. The Man's fourth album, The Satanic Satanist, is ? perfect for summer: appealingly warm, even as they mine thematic turf in...The Satanic SatanistRockPortugal. The Man's fourth album, The Satanic Satanist, is ? perfect for summer: appealingly warm, even as they mine thematic turf in...2009-07-15
A-

The Satanic Satanist

Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man’s fourth album, The Satanic Satanist, is ? perfect for summer: appealingly warm, even as they mine thematic turf in their hometown of Wasilla, Alaska. ?Combining Motown falsettos and the best of late-’60s groove rock with spacey loops and hipster-art-collective ?sing-alongs, they deliver a sound that’s friendly and familiar without being derivative; it’s a sort of retrofitted make-out van on a club crawl. And in John Baldwin Gourley, they’ve got a vocalist whose sweet, fully committed tenor instantly makes you believe in his songs of northern disillusionment. Palin who? A?

Download This: Listen to the song People Say at last.fm

See all of this week's reviews

More from Our Partners