Tame Impala – Currents

Reviewed by James Lavender

The music press seem to be going crazy for Australian psychedelic rockers Tame Impala, who have conducted a complete sea change with their new album Currents. Just listen to ‘Elephant’ and ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ from 2012’s Lonerism and you will see the complete extent of that change. ‘Elephant’ has rock stomping, T-Rex glam written all over it. Then listen to ‘‘Cause I’m A Man’ from Currents, which features atmospheric synths that can be heard on most 80s pop music, it is quite a stark contrast, and not for the better.

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