Tame Impala – Currents (2015, Interscope)
Kevin Parker’s band, Tame Impala has been on a series of successes since its debut in 2007. First with Innerspeaker and then with Lonerism with which he earned a lot of money with the song Elephant only. The much awaited Currents is, to me, reaching in the spheres of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memory. In the way that it is far from the usual records I would listen by myself. It brought me out of my comfort zone, which is underground extreme forms of metal.
With Currents, the psychedelic rock of Tame Impala is brought to a new level of pop rock. While being of its time with the electronic insertions, there’s a sense of timeless dreamy quality to the whole album that Parker perfectioned while working with Mark Ronson last year.
The opening track, Let it Happen is a confession of faith to the whole concept behind the album. Once you get into those almost eight minutes you know what kind of trip you are taken on.
Currents is floaty, dreamy, sometimes rocking, most of the times executed with a precision that gives to its pop a edge that is completely assumed. Probably one of the best albums of 2015.