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3.00 | 6 ratings | 2 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1 Love Is Pure 6:55
2 Taken Up Into Clouds, Changed and Rained Down 1:44
3 Pure joie de la solitude 2:51
4 Persistence and the Apis Mellifera 3:53
5 Fable of a Silver Moon 1:14
6 Loop, Lisse, Loop 4:28
7 In My Heart, a Strange Attractor 5:27
8 Incident on Abeel Street 2:15
9 Af den fader kommer den sol 2:36
10 Because Because Because 3:26
11 Nocturne for Norwood 5:39


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Line-up / Musicians

Jonathan Donahue - Vocals, Guitars
Jeff Mercel - Drums, Percussion
Carlos Molina - Bass
Jeff Grasshopper Mariowiack - Guitars

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MERCURY REV Strange Attractor ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (0%)
Collectors/fans only (33%)
Poor. Only for completionists (17%)

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Review by Chris S
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4 stars Released simultaneously with the exciting Snowflake Midnite album, this is available as a digital format only. This is not unlike Mercury Rev in surprising a few in this case releasing two seperate albums at the same time. Strange Attractor basically is a very good album made up of instrumental tracks with some interspersed vocal overlays from time to time very reminiscent of God Speed You Black Empeor dialogue edits. Musically though very unique and the moods could be described as haunting, melancholic, beautiful and trippy! There is something special about Strange Attractor and after numerous listens I still can't quite put my finger on it. The album title perhaps the best hint.' Pure Joie de Solitude' is exquisite' as it takes you on a three minute trip.' Nocturne for Norwood' has some interesting vocal overlays and the opener ' Love is Pure' has great driving energy. This could well be one of the highlight releases for 2008. Excellent music and highly recommended.
Review by UMUR
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2 stars "Strange Attractor" is the 8th full-length studio album by US rock act Mercury Rev. The album was released as an MP3 companion album to Mercury Revīs 7th full-length studio album "Snowflake Midnight". Both albums were released on the 29th of September 2008. Itīs possible to download "Strange Attractor" from the bandīs official homepage. "Strange Attractor" has also been released as a bonus LP on the vinyl release of "Snowflake Midnight".

While "Strange Attractor" and "Snowflake Midnight" were released simultaneously there is quite a bit of difference between how they sound. "Snowflake Midnight" features and ambient and atmospheric rock style whith vocals but the music on "Strange Attractor" is atmospheric and ambient instrumental music and therefore pretty different from the more conventional vers/chorus strucured material on "Snowflake Midnight". Itīs the type of ambient music that quickly becomes background music, because itīs simply not interesting enough to sit and listen to while solely concentrating on the music. Itīs when Mercury Rev include rhythms on the otherwise predominantly rhythmless and ambient music, that they are most interesting. A track like "Loop, Lisse, Loop" is an example of one of the more catchy tracks that features rhythmic playing.

While "Strange Attractor" isnīt as such a bad quality album, the ambient nature of the product and the fact that it doesnīt make much impact and mostly works as background music, do drag my rating down. The sound production is professional and well sounding and the idea to make a very different sounding album, compared to the albums in their usual style, is bold too, but the outcome just isnīt that entertaining. A 2.5 star (50%) rating is fair.

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