Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

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Instant ClassicWhen I first heard of Tame Impala, just after releasing their debut album InnerSpeaker, they felt like another psychedelic rock outfit that sounded decent but didn’t push the envelope, so to speak. Their magnificent follow up, Lonerism, released earlier this fall is already chosen as the album of the year by NME, and surely more will follow.  Lonerism feels like a huge leap forward. Even though they are still grounded in the 60s and 70s psychedelic phenomenon, it sounds confident, less bound to its influences and with more use of technology to develop an idea of both “then and now”.  The best way to summarize the overall sound, is by listening to one of this year’s greatest singles. “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” puts all of the ideas of the record into three minutes of total delight.

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