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Axis Of Evol by Pink Mountaintops

Pink Mountaintops

Axis Of Evol

Release Date: Mar 7, 2006

Genre(s): Indie, Rock

Record label: Jagjaguwar


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Album Review: Axis Of Evol by Pink Mountaintops

Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Lo-fi indie rock is alive and well in 2006, as evidenced by the arrival of the sophomore effort by Pink Mountaintops, Axis of Evol. Stephen McBean returns once more with a set of tracks that sound akin to an amalgamation of John Frusciante's early solo work and the great Skip Spence. McBean certainly has a thing for psychedelic sounds -- it's hard not to listen to "Slaves" and not feel like you're about to start hallucinating yourself, while "Cold Criminals" brings to mind the Velvet Underground.

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Dusted Magazine
Opinion: Very Good

When Stephen McBean plays with a band, it’s called Black Mountain. When he, uh… plays with himself, it’s called Pink Mountaintops. McBean has never placed a tangible premium on consistency. Despite moments of brilliance, Black Mountain stumbles easily into asinine stoner-conclave indulgence ….

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