Reviews in 200 Words

Dark Night of the Soul by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse

In Album on July 15, 2010 at 3:59 am
There’s no joking around here. We’re talking Danger Mouse and The Flaming Lips. Iggy Pop and Vic Chesnutt and David Lynch. Serious stuff. Hot and sad and freaked out. There’s a lot of pain here, but it belongs. Mark “Sparklehorse” Linkous is dead, after all. But damn if it isn’t also sexy as hell: epic sexy. Twisted. Everything you love about all of these artists, arms linked. A tiny toy lamb in the palm of a hand, a revolver on a tiled floor, a broken doll face, a woman with grill-tongs, a miniature horse, a table covered with pill bottles, blurry faces, marbles, green shag carpet, a severed head. Sure, Lynch is crazy, but these things make sense together. Somehow a memorial, a monument. This is what happens when dark and ache and risk are personified, and then write music. This will sneak into your dreams–not as the soundtrack, but as the plot. Rearrange the world. Soak it up, walk it off. Know that you’ll probably get caught up in the shadows, know that you may not ever make it back. 

-Micah Ling


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