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Dirty Projectors: Swing Lo Magellan
Buy! - (Domino)
This Brooklyn band’s sixth studio album is not only their most song-oriented and lyrically direct release, it’s also one of their best. While their adventurous avant-pop continues to incorporate elements from a variety of other styles including R&B, Afro-pop, prog-rock, doo wop and more, the songs on Swing Lo Magellan feature somewhat simpler arrangements than those on their 2009 breakthrough album Bitte Orca, though there are still plenty of unusual musical textures, abrupt transitions, tricky polyrhythms and intricate yet gorgeous harmonies to flesh out the band’s warmest and most melodic set of songs to date. 7/6/2012 - Don Yates
Other Dirty Projectors album reviews:

Bitte Orca - 6/4/2009