Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Jagjaguwar | Autor: SaS

Many wonder if Stephen McBean, singer and guitarist of the Doom-Stoner Black Mountain, is serious about his side project Pink Mountaintops. It's also obvious: Here the heavy monolith, there the pink mountain peaks. And indeed, "Get Back" lives primarily from sugar-sweet harmonies and McBean indulges in its melodies. However, at the same time he deliberately didn't bother with the production, so that the songs sound with all the beguiling melodies as if they had been quickly scratched down in the garage and pressed onto CD. Exactly in this contradiction lies the appeal of the album, which actually answers the question of seriousness well itself: "Sing, as if you were 21", producer Joe Cardamone had said to him, and McBean did it. So the songs are followed by a certain innocence and retrogression, not least because they also tell stories about young people and their nocturnal adventures. A successful album, which comes along unpretentious, but nevertheless unobtrusively unfolds its great effect.

Top Track: New Teenage Mutilation

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