15 Songs, 57 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Since debuting in 1997, these shape-shifters have reinvented themselves on every album. With Skeletal Lamping, songwriter Kevin Barnes decided to reinvent of Montreal multiple times per song, cycling through hooks with wild abandon. It's short-attention-span theater at its most glorious, as tracks like "St. Exquisite's Confessions" move from coffeehouse soul to underwater psych to flirty disco (replete with nightmarish lyrics like "the sky is pregnant with maggots"), while songs like "Gallery Piece" pay tribute to three different eras of David Bowie at once.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Since debuting in 1997, these shape-shifters have reinvented themselves on every album. With Skeletal Lamping, songwriter Kevin Barnes decided to reinvent of Montreal multiple times per song, cycling through hooks with wild abandon. It's short-attention-span theater at its most glorious, as tracks like "St. Exquisite's Confessions" move from coffeehouse soul to underwater psych to flirty disco (replete with nightmarish lyrics like "the sky is pregnant with maggots"), while songs like "Gallery Piece" pay tribute to three different eras of David Bowie at once.

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