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Tame Impala: Lonerism

Individualism matters.

Kevin Parker’s debut album announced that there was a party in his mind, but no one would be invited. Lonerism follows up on this fun-for-one idea, with the main songwriter having retreated into his own solo rock-and-roll wonderland for most of the album. The outcome is not the shoegazing bewilderment that one might expect, but a very expansive and driving force of musical and mental exploration. There’s psyc-rock influences here, for sure, and a fair dose of neo-Beatles-alia, with great synth parts.

Think: A new take on the glory of the late 60s/early 70s rock in a spacey and fluid psyc daze
REC: All. Honestly. THINK FREELY
FCC: Clean
Label: Modular
Release Date: October 9, 2012

Alex Applegate reviewed this album on Oct. 11, 2012