Quick but not fast, warped but not wacked-out, jaunty but not insouciant. And so on. Unicycle Loves You plays pop that might just make you mental. There's plenty of psych-y reverb and more than a few trippy interstitials. But the songs themselves are tightly-wound gems.
And even with all the swirly haze these songs never lose their souls. Unicycle Loves You isn't content to do anything simply, and that's all to the good. I often lament the lack of ambition in music. That's not a problem here.
More than previous efforts, I think that ambition is being realized on this album. The songs are more complete and crafted finer. I think the band has another gear in it, and those results could be truly astonishing.
This set can be heard as ear candy or a whole lot more. I prefer both. There's nothing wrong with enjoying your vegetables. It just takes a good chef to make them tasty. The kitchen did a fabulous job with this one.
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