If you’ve been following the story so far, it makes sense that The Slow Rush is the logical progression from 2015’s Currents, especially considering that Tame Impala’s sole proprieter has been palling around with Mark Ronson in the interim. I don’t care that Kevin Parker has completely discarded any shred of fuzz rock cred to his name, or if this is music made for West Village bottomless brunch, or that this sort of endless nostalgia feedback loop is responsible for the standstill of progressive modern music… I want to feel good, all the time, baby. I’ve been reading a lot of Mark Fischer so I’m very close to not being able to enjoy this at all. But like any other Tame Impala record, and unlike 99% of the lo-fi ~analogue~ pastiche pervading the current culture, there’s something gliding beneath the surface of The Slow Rush that’s missing from other records: genuine hits. Dress them up any way you like but they’re still hits. Our faves: “Breathe Deeper,” “Glimmer” (extended edits incoming in 3…2…), “Lost In Yesterday,” “It Might Be Time” (is Quincy getting a check for this?) and “Instant Destiny.” Only gripe is I wish “Patience” made the album but I guess I’ll have to settle for a $50 custom 7-inch lathe like every other psychopath. 180g black vinyl housed in matte gatefold jacket with full color printed inner sleeves and printed insert. Recommended.
- 180g black double vinyl pressing
- housed in gatefold sleeve w/ printed inner sleeves
- includes folded poster
- music label: Interscope 2020
reviewed by naffi sandwich 02/2020