of Montreal
The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy
Mar 7, 2006

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of Montreal's second full-length, The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy features uncredited appearances by members of Neutral Milk Hotel and The Late B.P. Helium.

The album was the first where of Montreal built characters around concepts. Although not as developed as later of Montreal concept albums, The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy is infused with Vaudevillian elements that foreshadow of Montreal's break-out albums: The Gay Parade (1999) and Coquelicot Asleep In The Poppies: A Variety of Whimsical Verse (2004).

According to All Music Guide, the album "marked a crucial stage in the evolution from the lo-fi garage pop of Cherry Peel to the ambitious rock carnival of The Gay Parade and cemented of Montreal's status as one of the most creatively relevant groups of the late '90s."

Songs

  • 1
    One of a Very Few of a Kind (1:38)
  • 2
    Happy Yellow Bumble Bee (2:17)
  • 3
    Little Viola Hidden in the Orchestra (3:37)
  • 4
    The Couple's First Kiss (2:36)
  • 5
    Sing You a Love You Song (1:28)
  • 6
    Honeymoon in San Francisco (2:35)
  • 7
    The Couple in Bed Together Under a Warm Blanket Wrapped Up in Each Others Arms Asleep (1:24)
  • 8
    Cutie Pie (1:24)
  • 9
    Panda Bear (2:19)
  • 10
    Sadness Creeping Up and Scaring Away the Couple's Happiness (1:29)
  • 11
    Please Tell Me So (4:48)
  • 12
    My Darling, I've Forgotten (1:29)
  • 13
    If You Feel You Must Go, Don't Go! (2:19)
  • 14
    Just Recently Lost Something of Importance (2:11)
  • 15
    The Hollow Room (2:07)
  • 16
    It's Easy to Sleep When You're Dead (2:25)

Reviews

[A]n album that marked a crucial stage in the evolution from the lo-fi garage pop of Cherry Peel to the ambitious rock carnival of The Gay Parade and cemented of Montreal's status as one of the most creatively relevant groups of the late '90s.

All Music Guide

These three out-of-print releases are compelling reminders of just how great the band was even in its earliest manifestation.

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