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EmbryonicAfter spending the '90s proselytizing on the uses of Vaseline (''She Don't Use Jelly'') and the 2000s ? reinventing themselves as kindly freak-folk father...EmbryonicRockAfter spending the '90s proselytizing on the uses of Vaseline (''She Don't Use Jelly'') and the 2000s ? reinventing themselves as kindly freak-folk father...2009-10-07
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Embryonic

Genre: Rock; Status: In Season

After spending the ’90s proselytizing on the uses of Vaseline (”She Don’t Use Jelly”) and the 2000s ? reinventing themselves as kindly freak-folk father figures (”Do You Realize??”), the graying Oklahomans have mutated once again. Their 12th album is a heady stew of fuzzed-out satellite trans-?missions (”Gemini Syringes”), jazzy spaz-outs (”Aquarius Sabotage”), and enthusiastic animal noises courtesy ? of Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O (”I Can Be a Frog”). Equal parts overwhelming and intoxicating, Embryonic is a trip worth taking. B

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Originally posted October 7 2009 — 12:00 AM EDT

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