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by Boris
New Album by Boris
Released: Dec 2011
Label: Sargent House
Ping-ponging between extremes has become common for these prolific Japanese experimentalists, and with New Album they return to the style they themselves have called "selling out." Whether Boris are really selling out is unclear. It's hard to imagine the melodic songs and alternately emo-fied and breathy vocals on here appealing to anyone besides 13-year-old Japanese mall rats. That said, there are a million things going on underneath the sheen, and the overall feel is psychedelic. You're going to want headphones for "Luna."
Mike McGuirk

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