False Priest

of Montreal

False Priest

Tenth album of funk-laced indie pop from the Georgia five-piece fronted by the extrovert Kevin Barnes

ADM rating[?]

6.6

Label
Polyvinyl
UK Release date
13/09/2010
  1. 9.0 |   Spin

    Easily Barnes' most accessible
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  2. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    An inventive, richly melodic and generally superb-sounding record
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  3. 8.0 |   State

    There’s 13 tracks on the album and from track 10 the disco ball is put away, the dry ice machine is switched off and out come the big hitters
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  4. 8.0 |   Blurt

    This potent mix of effervescent pop and melancholy self-exposure has done more than any flame demon or horn porcine to vault Of Montreal so far past its peers
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  5. 7.0 |   Rave Magazine

    An audacious, at-times brilliant, if somewhat frustrating step in the right direction
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  6. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    They jumble the disparate sounds together into a whole that ought not to work quite as well as it, simply, does
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  7. 7.0 |   NME

    Though it’s Janelle Monae who’s made the record closest to Kevin Barnes’ heart in 2010, MGMT would kill to cut discs as eccentric and nakedly expressive as this
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  8. 7.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    False Priest lets the listener be a victim in Barnes’s dizzying and chaotic world
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  9. 7.0 |   Prefix

    It marks a smart new direction for Kevin Barnes and Of Montreal
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  10. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Having finally met his matches, Barnes is forced to stretch, finally bringing something unexpected to the party
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  11. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    There are more slippery grooves that remember what "groove" meant in the 70s
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  12. 7.0 |   Click Music

    Unfortunately, Barnes wrote 10 winners and then finishes the album with three throwaways. Not bad songs by any means but forgettable at best
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  13. 6.0 |   The Independent

    False Priest collapses like previous Of Montreal albums under the weight of excessive ideas
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  14. 6.0 |   Bowlegs

    With so many ideas holding their hands up, the songs themselves can be diluted, lost within the overt instrumentation
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  15. 6.0 |   The Fly

    Some kind of genius or total crud? We’re not sure either...
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  16. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    While it's a 'safe' album versus the wild sexcapades and depression of LPs past, there's enough here to engage fans from all quarters
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  17. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    Enough interesting material here to suggest that the next attempt will be worth hearing
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  18. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    False Priest's funk leanings are reinforced by special guests such as Janelle Monáe
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  19. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    An album filled with great ideas, but often too excited to make them fully coherent and palatable
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  20. 5.0 |   BBC

    Here, they come off sounding like a poor man's Scissor Sisters
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  21. 4.0 |   Eye Weekly

    After 10 albums, of which False Priest is arguably the wackiest, it ought to be clear to most indie fans that Kevin Barnes and co.’s cup of acid-spiked punch isn’t for everyone
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