Offend Maggie (2008) How to categorize the San Francisco art-rockers' latest stylistic grab bag? Singer Satomi Matsuzaki spends most of Offend Maggie cooing bilingual puns while raw garage… 2008-10-07 Deerhoof Indie Rock
Music Review

Offend Maggie (2008)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Oct 07, 2008; Lead Performance: Deerhoof; Genre: Indie Rock

How to categorize the San Francisco art-rockers' latest stylistic grab bag? Singer Satomi Matsuzaki spends most of Offend Maggie cooing bilingual puns while raw garage riffs and delicate psychfolk harmonies collide behind her. And then there's ''This Is God Speaking,'' a minute-plus interlude on which she mutters wordlessly over staticky electronic blips. Yet nearly every tune sports a hummable melody — many of them sublime — which makes this album one of the more accessible entries in Deerhoof's willfully strange catalog. It's music that'll set your head spinning without making it ache. A–
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Originally posted Sep 30, 2008 Published in issue #1015 Oct 10, 2008 Order article reprints