Dallas Orbiter - Motorcycle Diagrams
Dallas Orbiter is yet another band to join psychedelic rock with pop. What is the difference between this band and the rest, you ask. Well, the difference is that this Minneapolis based group does it damn good. In Motorcycle Diagrams, their third album, they bring amazing ideas and somewhat retro psychedelic rock melodies.
The opening song of Motorcycle Diagrams is "Caspian." This is one of my favorite songs off of the album. It sounds alot like a Vampire Weekend song yet somehow much more subversive and more enjoyable. Less cohesive songs like "Ampbuzz is For Lovers" and "Maybe Soon The Lakeflies" take away from the otherwise good experience that is the album. But, where those fall short songs like "Stabbed By Grace" and "The Damocles File" not only make-up for the weaker efforts but also make this album one to remember. "Stabbed By Grace" shows their lyrical prowess when they belt out saying like "Nobody Honest Can Really Sleep Anymore." "The Damocles File" is by far the most accessible of the set. Containing catchy up-beat melodies it has a certain intangible that makes it easy to enjoy.
Overall Dallas Orbiter made a damn good album. Motorcycle Diagrams surpasses other albums of the genre. At the same time while it is very good it will not bring anything but more cult success to Dallas Orbiter. So for now all this album is, is another cult album that deserves much more attention than it will get.
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