Snowflake Midnight (2008) Mercury Rev are even less pigeonholeable than usual on Snowflake Midnight , no mean feat for the avant-garde-inclined trio. This collection is crammed full of… 2008-09-30 Mercury Rev Rock
Music Review

Snowflake Midnight (2008)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Sep 30, 2008; Lead Performance: Mercury Rev; Genre: Rock

Mercury Rev are even less pigeonholeable than usual on Snowflake Midnight, no mean feat for the avant-garde-inclined trio. This collection is crammed full of sonic weirdness, from the Philip Glass-evoking, fartynoise- featuring ''Runaway Raindrop'' to ''Dream of a Young Girl as a Flower,'' which sounds like Yes remixed, rather nicely, by the Chemical Brothers. The results are uneven but rarely dull, and ''Senses on Fire'' is a twisted, hummable synth-pop classic. The band is also simultaneously releasing a sister album, the largely instrumental Strange Attractor, as a free download from mercuryrev.com. B
Download This: Listen to ''Senses on Fire'' on the band's MySpace page

Originally posted Sep 23, 2008 Published in issue #1014 Oct 03, 2008 Order article reprints