(sub)urban soundcheck.

Portugal. the Man – The Satanic Satanist [2009 – ApproachingAIRballoons]
June 24, 2009, 11:37 pm
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1. People Say
2. Work All Day
3. Lovers in Love
4. The Sun
5. The Home
6. The Wood
7. Guns and Dogs
8. Do You
9. Everyone is Golden
10. Morning

“Where other acts have failed in their attempt at manufacturing a successful concept album (ahem, Decemberists), Portugal. The Man succeed in the best way possible: each song maintains its own distinct identity, while an undercurrents of cohesion flows through their collective veins. It’s also worth noting that this is a gapless album, meaning many of the songs run together without any pause in the instrumentation…As I reflect upon The Satanic Satanist, I realize there is nothing satanic about the album at all. Rather, it is nothing if not a sunny, groovy, summer soirée with hooks and riffs and anthems sent down from a troupe of bearded angels donning unkempt wings…a work no doubt destined to turn heads…” – liftingfaces.com