False Priest Listening to recent of Montreal albums has often felt like diving headfirst into frontman Kevin Barnes' unruly subconscious. It's vastly easier to make sense of… False Priest Listening to recent of Montreal albums has often felt like diving headfirst into frontman Kevin Barnes' unruly subconscious. It's vastly easier to make sense of… 2010-09-14 Of Montreal Indie Rock
Music Review

False Priest (2010)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 14, 2010; Lead Performance: Of Montreal; Genre: Indie Rock

Listening to recent of Montreal albums has often felt like diving headfirst into frontman Kevin Barnes' unruly subconscious. It's vastly easier to make sense of his latest batch of ecstatic glam/funk/bubblegum fantasies, thanks in large part to co-producer Jon Brion (Fiona Apple, Kanye West). On False Priest, Brion reins in Barnes' hyperactive tendencies and cleans up his sound mix, bringing just enough sanity to make his mad experiments succeed. B+

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Originally posted Sep 08, 2010 Published in issue #1120-1121 Sep 17, 2010 Order article reprints