Deerhoof: Offend Maggie

I'll probably get myself in trouble for saying that I think Offend Maggie is Deerhoof's best project yet. While many critics have been quick to point out that the band has settled into a pattern of similar-sounding experimental music after 10 albums, this project brings a kind of lightness and optimism that is quite new for this band. Many of their previous efforts have necessitated the listener have a certain, shall we say, sonic open-mindedness. It's hard to gauge how the lifers will respond, both to this more melodic Deerhoof and to the more trendy fans it is likely to [...]

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