Coquelicot Asleep In the Poppies: A Variety of Whimsical Verse
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||Good Morning Mr. Edminton||of Montreal||2:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Peacock Parasols||of Montreal||2:54||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Look At the Bell||of Montreal||1:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||An Introduction for Isabell||of Montreal||3:29||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Let's Do Everything for the First Time Forever||of Montreal||2:38||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Coquelicot's Tea Party||of Montreal||0:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Rose Robert||of Montreal||2:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||It's a Very Starry Night||of Montreal||3:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Mimi Merlot||of Montreal||2:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Butterscotching Mr. Lynn||of Montreal||1:37||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Coquelicot, Claude and Lecithin Dance Abaord the Ocean Liner||of Montreal||1:03||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Go Call You Mine||of Montreal||1:29||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Events Leading Up to the Collapse of Detective Dulllight||of Montreal||2:41||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Penelope||of Montreal||2:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Dreamy Day of Daydreaming of You||of Montreal||2:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Hello from Inside a Shell (Zombies Enter the Harbor)||of Montreal||3:37||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Lecithin's Tale of a DNA Experiment That Went Horribly Awry||of Montreal||3:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||It's Just So||of Montreal||2:37||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Frozen Island||of Montreal||3:58||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Upon Settling On the Frozen Island, Lecithin Presents Claude and Coquelicot With His Animal Creations for Them to Approve or Reject||of Montreal||1:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Let's Go for a Walk||of Montreal||2:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Hopeless Opus or the Great Battle of the Unfriendly Ridiculous||of Montreal||17:56||Album Only||View In iTunes|
Of Montreal's major voice Kevin Barnes has unparalleled talent to write lyrics that double as relatable adult situations and children's fable. This trend continues on Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies. While there are come similarities to their previous efforts Bedside Drama and The Gay Parade, Coquelicot is more ambitious in its concept, arrangements, lyrics, and even artwork. As with other Of Montreal albums, this one works as a concept, but the songs also stand on their own, which is even more impressive. The songs are awash in melodies and harmony, a trademark of Of Montreal's previous work as well as other Elephant 6 related bands. Barnes continues to write amazingly creative lyrics full of imagery, even including interludes of story on "Lecithin's Tale of a DNA Experiment That Went Terribly Awry" and "The Events Leading Up to the Collapse of Detective Dullight." "Let's Do Everything for the First Time" is classic Of Montreal, while "Penelope" has a Syd Barrett feel to it. Strings are the main feature of mellow and beautiful "It's a Very Starry Night," and "It's Just So" could have been lifted right off of Bedside Drama. The band also incorporates a wide variety of instruments such as cello and violin to accordion and theremin. Coquelicot builds perfectly upon The Gay Parade and shows the progression of a great band.
Sgt. Pepper's for Indie Kids
So, I didn't like Of Montreal before this release. There's such a deluge of music out there, especially in this generation of the pod, where 30 second snippets, and that little ergonomic wheel make it easy to prodigiously shred through gobs of music. That being said, these "snippets" are quite enthralling, and "The Events Leading Up to the Collapse..." is the best story song since the Velvet Underground's "The Gift". Here is a capricious collection of tracks that are rejuvenating and innovative, like a nuanced Sgt. Pepper's with spectacular musical animation.
The Pinnacle Of Montreal
The first trip through the poppie field may be the most intimidating experience of accessible pop of this millenium. With total regard for everything wonderful and happy about pop music, Kevin Barnes pushes his experimental take on the catchy songwriting even further, crafting gem after sparkling gem of glorious music. Quite possibly Of Montreal's masterpiece, Coquelicot will stretch your imagination and remind you to the deeper meaning of music with each of Barnes' miraculous exercises of creativity.
Amazing album... essential to your Of Montreal/general music collection. A wonderfel exibition of Kevin Barnes' songwriting abilites. These most orginal lyrics you will probably ever hear in your life. Plus, some great melodies. <3
Formed: Athens, GA
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s