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Stereolab: Mars Audiac Quintet (2xLP, 1994/Re 2012)

1972/Rhino IF08

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Grading cover: MINT/SS | Grading vinyl: MINT/SS

"Building on the textures and ideas of Peng! and Transient Random Noise-Bursts With Announcements, something crystallizes on Mars Audiac Quintet that further sets the band apart from the readily identifiable categories of its time ... This is an emergence album. This is a world born." (Drowned In Sound)

"By the time of 1994's Mars Audiac Quintet, Stereolab had already highlighted the rock and experimental sides of its music; now the band concentrated on perfecting its space-age pop ... an enjoyable, accessible forerunner to the intricate, cerebral direction the group's music would take in the mid- and late '90s." (AllMusic)

"Stereolab drew liberally from Neu!’s monochord chug and motorik pulse, Suicide’s coruscating Farfisa buzz, and the Velvet Underground’s holy modal drone, topping it all with sweet, sing-song vocal harmonies descended straight from ’60s bubblegum pop. But on Mars Audiac Quintet, those materials came together in a synesthete’s dream ... Mars Audiac Quintet is the hardest-rocking music Stereolab ever set to tape" (Pitchfork)

Stereolab: Mars Audiac Quintet