Of Montreal, 'Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?' (Polyvinyl)

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Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Critical Mass
Label: Polyvinyl

by Caryn Ganz

Athens, Georgia's Of Montreal have practically become a one-man psych band, and Kevin Barnes' pleasantly nasal voice -- many, many multitracked versions of it -- harmonizes on nearly every track of his eighth album. Zany as ever, Barnes runs himself ragged composing swirls of synth-heavy disco pop with inexplicable titles: "Faberge Falls for Shuggie" sounds like Scissor Sisters chillin' with Beck, while the glitchy "Suffer for Fashion" sits reasonably well next to the Beatles-ish indietronica groove of "Cato as a Pun." Hissing Fauna might be an album of ego trips, but at least Barnes is on the good stuff.

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