Tame Impala - Innerspeaker (2010)

This is one of those albums that sounds like the cover looks - a colorful, washed-out atmosphere where patterns and echoes merge and move you.

These guys channel psychedelia in the best way, creating something warm, washed, buzzed, but still fresh. Lots of reverb and filters make it dreamy. Stripped of effects, this is great songwriting and killer musicianship. Like a sonic collage they paint with their instruments, the guitars, bass and drums complimenting each other and combining to make a heady, swirling and cohesive whole.

I can't stop listening, definitely a personal best of 2010.


6 Responses so far.

  1. Ed says:

    Agreed, one of the best I've herd this year.

  2. Hugh says:

    I've seen these guys live a few times, sadly they haven't developed a stage presence yet. Some songs are better live, some worse. But check out the other bands they share members with. Pond's 2010 album 'Frond' is great, same with Space Lime Peacock's 'Shit A Most Cosmic Jam'

  3. The opening track is in my opinion one of the best album-starters of the year.

    Thanks for the heads up on Pond and Space Lime Peacock, Hugh. I'll haveto give them a spin.

  4. Hugh says:

    No problem :) Another bit of advice is if you haven't heard Sundown Syndrome by them, you're really missing out. That song is their masterwork.

  5. ZD says:

    yeah i rly enjoyed this album

    some real gems on here

  6. TMCB says:

    this was my favorite of the year... and now i see it even made the p4k list. i didnt think that would happen.

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