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II

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From the Sun
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Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)
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So Good At Being in Trouble
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One at a Time
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The Opposite of Afternoon
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No Need for a Leader
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Monki
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Dawn
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Faded in the Morning
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Secret Xtians
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 40:25

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Alex Naidus

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02.05.13
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, II
2013 | Label: Jagjaguwar / SC Distribution

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, primarily the creative vehicle of founder Ruban Nielson, is an unconventionally psychedelic band. Many of the things you’d imagine floating a psych rock tag cloud — “sprawling,” “trippy,” “open-ended,” “whimsical” — largely don’t apply. Nielson is a disciplined songwriter, and the carefully-constructed sound that unspools on II is streamlined, deliberately deployed and, oftentimes, gentle. In this psychedelia Venn diagram, the overlap is largely in the details: off-kilter production effects (vocal and guitar… read more »

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II

stavrosthehamster

Saw these guys play in the Academy 2 in Dublin and they were amazing. I bought both albums on vinyl aswell. I first got interested in them when I heard them do a live session for Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music. They played "No Need For A Leader" and I was converted immediatey. "From The Sun" is one of the most infectious songs I've ever heard and Ruben's guitar work is just sublime. He's the Jimi Hendrix of this decade for me. All three current members are superb musicians. Go see them live if you can.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II

hifichild

Simply amazing. No matter how many times I play it, it delivers. Very 60s/70s, but very modern still. Definitely my favourite album of 2013 so far.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II

Corintiano

Excellent new LP with full of beautiful psychedelic sounds but a great sense of melody as well. Recommended.

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Focused Psychedelia

Eleusis

For once the emusic review is spot on - late-60s/early-70s-influenced music is usually free-floating and spaced out but this album harnesses the spirit while still retaining structure and focus - it's a good album without a bad track. There's even some hints of Caravan in places (only hints, mind.. his voice occasionally reminds me of Pye Hastings). Highly recommended.

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Sounds between early Beatles and Chrome

suomynona

What a nice discovery. I like the retro-sound and citations of 60ties Beatles songs and the guitar sounds of #6 "No need for a Leader" reminds me of the legendary chrome guitar sounds of "Zomby Warfare" by Damon Edge & Helios Creed.