Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Tame Impala

  • Lonerism [Modular, 2012] **
  • Currents [Interscope, 2015] **

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Lonerism [Modular, 2012]
You have to respect a nuevo-psychedelic sage whose message to the world is "Nothing ever changes/No matter how long you do your hair/It looks the same to everyone else"--well, at least I do ("Apocalypse Dreams," "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards") **

Currents [Interscope, 2015]
Swathed in electronics and simulated tenor, possibly the most soothing "alt-rock" record ever--so soothing one can barely feel the heartbreak 'tis said to expiate ("New Person, Same Old Mistakes," "Yes I'm Changing") **