Foxygen: We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic – review

(Jagjaguwar)

MGMT were the last fresh-faced US duo to resurrect the groovy patchwork of the past in a thoroughly 21st-century way. Foxygen – longtime buddies Sam France and Jonathan Rado – have pulled that trick off again, only with a superior skill set. As this bold magpie of an album flies past, its swagger falters occasionally as genre pastiches gain the upper hand. But, by and large, Foxygen's second album is a cheerful retro orgy in which the Stones get down with the Velvets (On Blue Mountain), while Marc Bolan lies down with Prince (Oh Yeah), with the Cramps (title track) looking on.

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Kitty Empire

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