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2 reviews »In my mind "Deserter's Songs" by Mercury Rev and "The Soft Bulletin" by The Flaming Lips are synonymous for setting a new benchmark when music seemed down in the dumps after the horror of Britpop. Both released in the late '90s, "Deserter's Songs" came first and was exceptional. Songs such as "Opus ... »

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Deserter's Songs by Mercury Rev
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9/10 Penrith Steve Customer review, 17th May 2016

In my mind "Deserter's Songs" by Mercury Rev and "The Soft Bulletin" by The Flaming Lips are synonymous for setting a new benchmark when music seemed down in the dumps after the horror of Britpop. Both released in the late '90s, "Deserter's Songs" came first and was exceptional. Songs such as "Opus 40" and "Godess On A Hiway" are sublime and as good as music gets. They are without doubt the album's high points, although the rest of it is great too - with one exception: "Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp" tagged on the end of an otherwise perfect album it just takes the shine of it for me. It seemed that Mercury Rev were building up to this and it is their best album.


10/10 Jack Customer review, 16th May 2016

Mercury Rev's Deserter's Songs is truly one of the great works of the 90s alternative era, that is if you want to throw it into that category. Along with the Flaming Lip's Soft Bulletin, this album represented a refreshing new direction for "modern" music to strive for - beautiful and challenging. It truly is a remarkable album filled with breathtaking music and visual lyrics, a bit eccentric and quirky yes, but who cares because it definitely works. Why can't all albums have this type of creative and challenging spirit to them?


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