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Motorpsycho: Let Them Eat Cake

Review of Let Them Eat Cake taken from the
Norwegian magazine
MANN #34, March 2000.
English translation done by Stig Aasheim.

Motorpsycho Let Them It Cake [sic!]
Rating: ****** (6 out of 6)

This is nothing less than a psychedelic masterpiece. Motorpsycho has done their very best album, and maybe one of the best albums ever. This is what Beatles did on Sgt. Pepper... and what Beach Boys did on Pet Sounds. Take the climaxes from these two legendary rock-albums and add a big dose of Pink Floyd from the period of their first album, when Syd Barrett was the frontman, and you have Let Them It Cake [sic 2!].

The first round of listening can be quite a shocking experience. Because this doesn't sound like anything Motorpsycho have previously done. But when the first shock is over, all you have to do is enjoy.

To pick climaxes is impossible. It's all great - and some is better than great. But if I should try to pick one song, it has to be track number five, "Never Let You Out". If I didn't know better, I could have sworn that it had been recorded 30 years ago, in the first big wave of psychedelia, and with the mentioned Barrett on vocals.

A brief summary: If you don't like this album, you're no friend of mine.

Roger Grøndalen