Destroyer, 'Trouble In Dreams' (Merge)

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Trouble in Dreams
Critical Mass
Label: Merge

by David Marchese

Though Destroyer's Dan Bejar is probably best known as a part-time New Pornographer, his self-reflexive lyrics, epic song lengths, and taste for musical melodrama suggest someone who sees himself in rather grandiose terms. On Destroyer's eighth album, Bejar lives up to his stratospheric self-regard. Gloriously guitar-spangled, word-addled glam jams "My Favorite Year" and "Rivers" rock like T. Rex via T.S. Eliot, while the meditative "Leopard of Honor" and "Introducing Angels" find a middle ground between Fellini and folk rock. Look out, Pornos -- you're in danger of becoming Bejar's side project.

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