Maserati VII

Album Review of Maserati VII by Maserati.

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Maserati VII

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Maserati VII by Maserati

Release Date: Oct 2, 2012
Record label: Temporary Residence
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Experimental Rock

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Maserati VII - Very Good, Based on 3 Critics

Pitchfork - 77
Based on rating 7.7/10
77

In the Simpsons episode "A Milhouse Divided", Marge and Homer renew their vows. Homer's self-written vows include a series of "sickness and in health" dualities, one of which is "in quiet solitude or blasting across the alkali flats in a jet-powered, monkey-navigated…" Rev. Lovejoy doesn't finish the sentence, but you get the picture. And if you've ever wondered what it would feel like to blast across the alkali flats in a jet-powered, monkey-navigated something-or-other, Maserati VII gives you the chance to find out, if you play it at sufficient volume.

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AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

When drummer Jerry Fuchs passed away in a tragic accident in 2009, the space created in his absence was gigantic. Apart from being a friend to many and one of those man-about-town types who brings a certain life to communities, Fuchs was playing in an almost absurd amount of projects at the time of his death. One of these was Athens, Georgia-based Maserati, who had been churning out experimental instrumental rock since the early 2000s.

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Under The Radar - 65
Based on rating 6.5/10
65

An instrumental rock band is free from the verses and chorsues of vocal music, and therefore has a pass to follow its collective nose. Maserati chooses to maintain structure, developing a theme and finding a logical conclusion. It’s a matter of discipline rather than simple repetition, and even if it’s hard to sing along, that doesn’t mean there’s not a hook.

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