Satanic Panic in the Attic is of Montreal's sixth full-length release and first for Polyvinyl. Previously, the band released two albums for Bar/None and three for Kindercore. The prolific Athens, Georgia band is an established staple of the US indie-pop scene and has been a continual touring presence.
The sound of Satanic Panic in the Attic is a slight departure from of Montreal's previous releases yet continues the band's tradition of continually redefining themselves. The influence of 1970's Afro beat and 80's New Wave can clearly be heard throughout the album -- offering fans a new perspective previously unheard from the band.
[F]ar and away of Montreal's best record.
a masterpiece of an album... Every song on this release is a legend.
Last Life Media
They successfully and continually find new ways to push the envelope without over doing it by creating beautiful harmonies and theatrical song breakdowns with multiple time signatures.
As it turns out, there's only one word that can truly describe Kevin Barnes and of Montreal: brilliant.
The Tufts Daily
Their perfect blend of maturity, immaturity, and creativity shines through on the album.
Lost at Sea
A powerful musical statement that will floor the band's old fans and certainly catch newcomers and past naysayers off guard.
There is no way any critic or music lover will be able to point out a negative aspect to this record. It's impossible.
Bass Head Media
Impeccably arranged and produced, and, most importantly, it's a whole lot of fun.
The National Student
The best pop-album an indie-fan could wish for - challenging but still simplistic enough to be immediately enjoyable.
Satanic Panic In The Attic opened my eyes to an indie rock band with an interesting dimension that distinguishes them in this crowded rock scene.
1Disconnect the Dots (4:25)
2Lysergic Bliss (4:04)
3Will You Come and Fetch Me (1:59)
4My British Tour Diary (2:19)
5Rapture Rapes the Muses (3:03)
6Eros' Entropic Tundra (3:12)
7City Bird (2:20)
8Erroneous Escape Into Eric Eckles (2:48)
9Chrissy Kiss the Corpse (2:40)
10Your Magic Is Working (3:42)
11Climb the Ladder (3:26)
12How Lester Lost His Wife (2:31)
13Spike The Senses (3:11)
14Vegan In Furs (3:53)