Tame Impala–Lucidity

Tame Impala gained international fame from sophomore effort Lonerism, but debut InnerSpeaker was no less a visionary effort.  Songs like Lucidity showed a serious-minded take on psychedelic rock that was buoyed by Kevin Parker’s accomplished musicianship.  While the stomping, fanfare-less intro is practically glam, the meat of the song is a clear love letter to Revoler-era Beatles.  Restless, overwrought drums contrast with Parker’s languid, echoing vocals.  Sandwiched between the two is crunching, fuzz-drenched guitar that bleeds into mystical mini-solos.  It’s a complex wall of sound that creates a warm blanket from its beautiful density.

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