Skeletal Lamping (2008) Four years after he began refashioning himself as a glam-funk god, of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes still seems to be on a quest for a… 2008-10-21 Of Montreal Indie Rock
Music Review

Skeletal Lamping (2008)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 21, 2008; Lead Performance: Of Montreal; Genre: Indie Rock

Four years after he began refashioning himself as a glam-funk god, of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes still seems to be on a quest for a daring new identity. Skeletal Lamping takes things further than ever, exploring an assortment of explicit fantasies via elaborate multipart suites on which Barnes plays virtually every instrument. It's impossible not to be impressed by such virtuosic preening. Ultimately, though, only one artist in the world can get away with this shtick for an entire hour-long album. And Barnes still ain't Prince, no matter how badly he wants to be. B
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Originally posted Oct 07, 2008 Published in issue #1016 Oct 17, 2008 Order article reprints