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The Lovely Feathers

Fantasy of the Lot

Sparks Music/Tommy Boy

Aug 19, 2009 Web Exclusive Bookmark and Share


When Montréal's The Lovely Feathers released their debut LP Hind Hind Legs in 2006, they were praised for their peppy choruses, high-energy hooks, and quirky lyrics. After a three-year hiatus, the electro rock outfit returns with Fantasy of the Lot (Sparks Music/Tommy Boy). Made in the same vein as Legs in terms of spaz factor, fuzzed-out guitars, and lyrical content, Fantasy unfortunately comes out below par nearly everywhere else.

In between releases, frontman Mark Kupfert seems to have acquired a British accent, and at times his voice is so strained, slurred, and overblown, that it drowns out any glimmer of greatness in the background. While "Ossified Homes" and "Agrotaker" are particularly off-putting, the group is at its best in "Vaulted Documents" and "Gifted Donald." Parts of The Lovely Feathers' appeal is still intact, particularly the multi-voiced choruses and glitchy guitars and synths. Instead of taking a three-year break, though, perhaps the band should have kept its momentum going strong while it had it. (www.thelovelyfeathers.com)

Author rating: 5/10

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November 11th 2009
5:41pm

I’m surprised that you gave it 5/10.  I rather like it.