Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night (1999) Almost 10 years and a dozen albums into their career, Stereolab aren't about to make it any easier for listeners. The lyrics may be marginally… Stereolab Electronic Indie Rock
Music Review

Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night (1999)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Stereolab; Genres: Electronic, Indie Rock

Almost 10 years and a dozen albums into their career, Stereolab aren't about to make it any easier for listeners. The lyrics may be marginally less political and cryptic, and the heavenly pop harmonies are still there, but underneath lurk cerebral free-jazz, odd time signatures, and lengthy ethereal drones. Cobra takes time to work its charm, but it's well worth the effort. B+

Originally posted Sep 24, 1999 Published in issue #504 Sep 24, 1999 Order article reprints