My first introduction to Of Montreal was a mixed CD with “Don’t Ask Me to Explain” blaring through my crappy car speakers. My second introduction to the band was their catchy Outback Steakhouse commercial, which made me grab The Sundlandic Twins album. I’ve been a proud Of Montreal fan for almost 20 years, and I’m still here because of the carefully crafted melodies, truthful lyrics, brilliant arrangements and most importantly the theatrics.
UR FUN manages to be extremely amusing while exploring the depth and understanding of the world inside and around frontman and founder Kevin Barnes. The first half of the album is drenched in ‘80- infused synthesizers and delicious beats that drive the record to the single “You’ve Had Me Everywhere”. The second half of UR FUN resonates with me most with songs like “Don’t Let Me Die in America” and “St. Sebastian” where Barnes explains “I know you think you’re better than me, well maybe you are”. UR FUN is an amazing addition to the Of Montreal catalogue. It may not be my favorite Of Montreal albums, but it is certainly one of the best.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: OF MONTREAL – UR FUN