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Of Montreal exposed

"I've always been drawn to a density of ideas," states Kevin Barnes, plaintively.
Kevin Barnes flashes his indie-rock cred
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 10, 2010
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Photos: Of Montreal at the Paradise, 2010

Photos of Of Montreal performing at the Paradise
Of Montreal, live at the Paradise, January 27, 2010
By TANYA PAGLIA  |  February 05, 2010
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Odd men in

When Beyoncé, in a recent Guardian interview, pegged Georgia art weirdos Of Montreal as a group with whom she'd love to collaborate, the real weirdness was in how sensible it all seemed — as pop music has gotten skronkier and more fuzzed-out, indie ro
Of Montreal might be weird enough for the mainstream
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 22, 2010
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The society of the spectacle

Of Montreal live at the Paradise, April 21
Of Montreal live at the Paradise, April 21
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  May 01, 2009
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Slideshow: Of Montreal at the Paradise

Photos Of Montreal, live at the Paradise
Of Montreal, live at the Paradise, April 21, 2009
By ERIC BAUMANN  |  April 24, 2009
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Of Montreal | Skeletal Lamping

This feast isn’t without a good deal of filler.  
Polyvinyl (2008)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 28, 2008


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Multi-tasking

Depending on your outlook, Dan Snaith is either a genius auteur or a misguided, egomaniacal control freak.

Caribou at the Paradise Rock Club, March 26, 2008


By WILL SPITZ  |  April 01, 2008
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Easy, tiger

It’s been interesting to, however briefly, listen to songs I’ll likely still enjoy in twenty years.
Reconsidering hipsterism, sensitivity, and Ryan Adams’s legacy
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 12, 2007
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Wincing the blogs away

In the first quarter of 2007, more than a dozen bands who made very big names for themselves via the Internet hype machine face a compelling and dangerous question: what does it take to maintain your cred and succeed commercially in such a dynamic enviro
Indie rockers try selling out for a change
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 17, 2007
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Of Montreal

Now that the Apples in Stereo are reunited and have a new album coming out next month, Of Montreal can no longer lay claim to the distinction of being the only Elephant 6 band of note to outlive the once-sprawling psych-pop collective’s sad demise.
Hissing Fauna, Are you the Destroyer? | Polyvinyl
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 16, 2007
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The M's

Like their current tour mates Of Montreal, this Chicago quartet know how to keep ’60s-inspired guitar pop interesting: you throw in as many different sonic signifiers as you can.
FUTURE WOMEN | Polyvinyl
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 02, 2006