"Like Son House or Sleepy John Estes, Mercury Rev play here with what the blues mean. Of course, Son House and Sleepy John stay firmly within the blues tradition, whereas Mercury Rev shred it to pieces. But they all have in common, besides basic blues progressions, similar arrangements: a chaotic mix giving prominence to no instrument or voice, and forcing the listener to focus on something or get swallowed in the breathless rush. As a whirlwind of sound loosely tied together by the rhythm's central narrative and the punctuation of melody, such playing is edgy beyond belief, and is the key to their power, and their beauty. Son House in excelsis – nothing describes their sound better, except the name Mercury Rev itself (or their alter ego, Harmony Rockets), the frightening and exciting roar of a powerful engine, promising uncharted adventure in a well-tuned machine."
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