Of Montreal Featuring: Loney Dear
Of Montreal has produced yet another personal album, revealing the psyche of Kevin Barnes, the band’s principal songwriter. “Paralytic Stalks” at times resembles modern classical with its intricate compositions, while echoing neo-prog, pseudo-country, and 60s pop sounds. Never before has an of Montreal record moved so fluidly from one song to the next -- each track feeding off the last in what seems a singular album-long movement that never allows you to rip your ears away.
And though it's easy to become totally immersed within the captivating power of these revelations song after song, focusing only on the lyrics would prevent you from fully comprehending the true depth of Barnes's work. In an equally enthralling manner, “Paralytic Stalks's” musical dimension proves itself similarly worthy of preoccupation.