Portugal. The Man – The Satanic Satanist

July 26, 2009

portugalthemanForget the numerous album reissues being released in time for the 40th anniversary of Woodstock: Here’s your soundtrack for the Summer of Love circa 2009, Alaska based band Portgual. The Man’s latest record, The Satanic Satanist. It’s a potent blend of rock, psychedelic folk, soul and experimental pop, as evocative of the free spirited, groundbreaking music of the 60’s as any endlessly played and overplayed reissue. The Satanic Satanist is packed with musical ideas, so much so that it seems a longer album than its 35 minute running time would seem to indicate. And despite my retro comparisons, it’s a very modern sounding, forward thinking indie pop record, and one of the most enjoyable, addictive and listenable released so far this year. Standout cuts: “People Say,” “Work All Day,” “The Sun” and “The Woods.”



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