Day 1: Tame Impala – Currents // a hate-love record if there has ever been one

tame-impala-currentsAnyone remember this album?
Released in August, it was highly anticipated.

When the Let it Happen got released early and it was available for free (!!) things seemed to be perfect. An 8-minute song that sounded like Tame Impala and still showed a personal development.

Interscope Records (part of Universal) made the album into a double vinyl LP, making it not only very expensive but also incredibly annoying for those of us who are not particularly fond of turning your record over every 5 minutes.

The sound of it was something you had to really get used to. This new sound, which kind of reminded me of a spaced out spin on 80s pop music elements, definitely appealed to me and many others. Some people, however, hated it. A lot. One could go into that lengthy “does a band have to have a specific sound” discussion right now, but I don’t really have the time or the patience for that.


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