Portugal The Man – “evil friends”

The latest album by Portland’s Portugal. The Man, Evil Friends, is rarely the same from one minute to the next, careening between alt-rock bombast, punk snot, Lumineersy campfire singalongs, pixelated MGMT headbandcore, dawdling George Harrison solos; you name it, Evil Friends has probably stuck it somewhere. All that might sound like more than one album can bear, but funnily enough, Evil Friends is just about the least convoluted Portugal LP so far. With Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton behind the boards, Evil Friends finds Portugal sharpening their poppier instincts while still leaving room for the proggy ambitions that got them there.    -pitchfork

play: 1, 3, 4, 7, 11

FCC Warning: #2, #5

RIYL: Passion Pit, Minus the Bear, Broken Bells |

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