Album Review of Drowaton by Starlight Mints.

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Drowaton by Starlight Mints

Release Date: Apr 25, 2006
Record label: Barsuk
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

70 Music Critic Score
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Drowaton - Fairly Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

With their engaging third full-length, the Starlight Mints should put to rest the comparisons with fellow Oklahomans the Flaming Lips. Yes, the Starlight Mints concoct oddball pop with a musical pawn shop's worth of instrumentation, but the sonic touchstones for Drowaton -- "not a word," in reverse -- are probably more Kinks, Beatles, and Camper Van Beethoven than Wayne Coyne. As usual with the Mints, there's plenty of quirkiness to go around, which is both the band's strength and occasional Achilles heel.

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