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.
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