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Summer Hymns – Backward Masks

Summer Hymns - Backward MasksSummer HymnsBackward Masks (Misra)

Finding a balance between subtlety and just hammering a point home can be a difficult thing. To put it a different way: when Wayne Coyne sings a song, there’s typically some grandiose production behind it to make the simplistic lyrics seem deeper than they actually are on paper. Summer Hymns’ fourth full length, Backward Masks, is filled with Coyne-esque musings and similar vocal styles, but it also neglects the studio tan that the Flaming Lips are notorious for.

Depending on the track, and depending on the amount of time you spend listening to Backward Masks, it ends up being either a blessing or a curse.

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