12 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Like fellow time travelers (and occasional tourmates) Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra manage to update the mind-bending sounds of '70s psychedelia in a way that doesn’t feel like a retread. Following the direction set out on 2015’s Multi-Love, Sex & Food dives further into soul and R&B, providing spaced-out takes on Prince (“Hunnybee”), Stevie Wonder (“Ministry of Alienation”), even straight-up disco-pop (“Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays”). As strong as the hooks are, it’s the band’s sound that remains most immediate—a fascinating mix of hi-fi and lo-fi, slick and homespun, with everything crackling in the mix so warmly you feel like you can touch it.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Like fellow time travelers (and occasional tourmates) Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra manage to update the mind-bending sounds of '70s psychedelia in a way that doesn’t feel like a retread. Following the direction set out on 2015’s Multi-Love, Sex & Food dives further into soul and R&B, providing spaced-out takes on Prince (“Hunnybee”), Stevie Wonder (“Ministry of Alienation”), even straight-up disco-pop (“Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays”). As strong as the hooks are, it’s the band’s sound that remains most immediate—a fascinating mix of hi-fi and lo-fi, slick and homespun, with everything crackling in the mix so warmly you feel like you can touch it.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings
15 Ratings
Solar Turtle ,

Not Amazing, but BETTER than I expected

First of all, the singles do not represent the album at all. Secondly- if you enjoyed II, Unknown Mortal Orchestra's second album, there's a good chance you'll like this more than Multi-Love. It feels like a relaxed middle ground between those two albums but not nearly as catchy as either- however that has been replaced with interesting sounds, mixing and chord progressions. I was expecting a gritty royal blood rip-off judging by American Guilt, and it's not that by any means. Well worth $9.99 and I'm looking forward to hearing these songs live in a few weeks

Delani ;) ,

my vibe

hunnybee is my favorite

schteeze ,

authentic

these songs are so well crafted.. umo is the vibe

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