Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. This is a really good lo-fi rock album. Not only is it lo-fi, it's coated with a thin veneer of grimy distortion. Pond is reminiscent of pre-Dark Side Floyd occasionally and also has a lot in common with the Olivia Tremor Control in that there's a LOT of noise happening that is harboring underneath it an impeccable pop sensibility.
I could see this band being a real lollapalooza live. One person found this helpful. Pond at their best don't fall for the "what we did on the weekend" bollocks that often surrounds this this album. Damn if I know what that means but "Beard Wives Denim" is the caterpillar's spats: a very good piece of riff-ery and highly recommended.
Fans of Tame Impala rejoice. In fact, Tame was merely my gateway drug into the Australian psych-rock scene, this album being the zenith for me. Nick Allbrook for President. This album doesn't really sound all that much like a Tame Impala record to me. Listening to this album gives me a sense of what mixing all the best bands from the 60's onwards and putting them into a blender might sound or taste? Track 6 is my favourite like getting slapped in the face by an actual melody.
I highly recommend this album and band for that matter. Another cracker from the lads down under. This was the last album of Pond I bought, so I was so glad to complete the collection. Not 1 filler, some great, some very good tracks, not 1 disappointment on here. There's at least 4 tracks on here I cannot decide which is my fav, it's that good.
What an album this is, Pond never disappoint! Report abuse. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. If you are expecting Tame Impala then be surprised because this band is the next best thing only to sound fractionally like their sister-band.
This album grew on me after a few listens and now I have their entire back catalogue on my computer. Just mind-blowing, a highly recommended album. This is the only Pond album I have heard and it is of a good quality. The writing is well thought out for the most part, with some songs falling short of the mark set by others but, while not every album is constructed entirely of brilliant songs, the theme that runs through it is strong. Childhood, nostalgia, adventure They are not the best psych-rock revival band but they have a unique sound that still makes them stand out from the rest.
Report abuse. Fantastic explosion of explosions again and again and boom! Rakkaa, great stuff, 20 more words? Great great great great great great like a certain cereal but better. Great album, highly recommended. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Sexy Trippy All Moods.
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Imagination Late Night Passion. Most of the detours are massively fun, like the immersion-blender-to-the-dome shred fest that intersects "Sun and Sea and You", and the terrific little details tucked into just-okay tunes, like the desert mirage guitars on "Mystery".
Getting a little lost along the way, it would seem, is kind of the point. It may be unfair to compare Pond to Tame Impala too much, but when a band like the former's shadow looms so long, it's difficult not to. And in instances where Pond get a little too comfortable, focusing intently on the kind of horizon-gazing slow-bloomers that Tame Impala manage to render so elegantly, you may find your skip-button finger itching.
Lonerism shows quite a bit of musical and songwriting growth, but is really bogged down by the overwrought production - phase shifter on every vocal track on every song. I exaggerate, but it's too much. That said, I think both albums are great - Innerpeaker has more power and Lonerism more nuance. I very, very much like "Beard, Wives, Denim" by Pond and put that in my top ten albums of last year. Location: Belgium. PennyLanes likes this. Location: Melbourne Australia. I bought Lonerism on vinyl, I'm really wanting to like this LP but at the moment my opinion is - good, but not great, doesn't live up to the hype.
My son 17 loves Elephant, but so far - I think its the weakest track on the album. I have to listen more. Maybe I'm just old and grumpy.This puts the two on the same sonic playing field, but because of Pond's willingness to take risks, Beard, Wives, Denim doesn't feel distinctive or as firmly indebted to classic psychedelic music. With influences that range from David Crosby to Spiritualized, Pond's songs are widely varied. "Fantastic Explosion of Time" is a grungy, garage rock.