Yep! I've seen 'em countless times and it always feel different, full of surprises, and (unlike a lot of other acts) they keep the tunes coming 'til the venue shuts down! A party of parties, every time!
I may not love each album the same, but each album represents a very real time for Kevin Barnes who writes as if in a diary. It's not all gonna be about taking ecstasy and banging on anything that walks forever. Real people change, and Kevin is quite dynamically real. I know, because I've also had lots of life shit going on for me in the past ten years, and Kevin's music has always been there to remind me that I wasn't alone. Just because an album wasn't written for (the current listener) at the time it came out, doesn't mean it will never have value. Sometimes, you just have to be in the right mind at the right time to hear a piece of music "the right way."
Skeletal Lamping was an album Kevin wrote that he "had to write for his own sanity." At the time, it wasn't really known, but he was having marital difficulties with his wife, Nina Twin, who was also in the band at the time. Beyond that album chronicles the divorce, seemingly endless nastiness between the two, and now we have him moving on and finding new companionship. It's really a nice story when you stand back and look at the whole life of the band!
Peace to All Freaks, You've Had Me Everywhere, and Don't Let Me Die in America are all instantly loved by me. The album starts flawlessly with Peace, and You've Had Me Everywhere is one of the sweetest love songs I've ever heard. America is just a rockin' good track.
Ohh piss of, the BDS movment is cancer for the artists, the artists just wanna to get rid of their pressure. Of Montreal has been in Israel before, they didn't change their idiologies in one second. All of this happend just because this stupied movment.
So because the Israeli Goverment the people who lives in Israel can't enjoy a concert? And if you care so much about human rights, why the movment doesn't do anything about concerts in Russia? Because human rights are sooooo important for you guys
If you're ready to jump right into weird, go for Hissing Fauna (their lyrical masterpiece), White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood (dance-able, intricate, paranoia-induced electronic pop), or Skeletal Lamping (basically, sexy, schizophrenic, psychedelic funk). Or if you want to ease into it with something *slightly* more accessible, Innocence Reaches and The Sunlandic Twins. And if you think you don't like a song one minute into it, keep listening because they often end in a completely different place.