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CULT ’90s: Mercury Rev – ‘Deserter’s Songs’

Perhaps the most sonically beautiful album of the Nineties, ‘Deserter’s Songs’ was Mercury Rev’s finest hour, but it emerged out of their darkest.

REVIEW: Mercury Rev – ‘The Light In You’ (Bella Union)

by Ed Biggs For indie fans of a certain age, the mention of Mercury Rev will get them misty-eyed through reminiscing. Sharing an experimental, dreamy pop aesthetic with the likes of The Flaming Lips but unfairly overlooked as a kind of junior partner, their 1998 masterpiece Deserter’s Songs rightly swept the end-of-year critics lists, and its underrated follow-up All Is Dream in 2001 was very nearly as excellent. However, they suffered

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