By Divine Right Organized Accidents

By Divine Right Organized Accidents
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José Miguel Contreras has been leading By Divine Right for approximately two decades, and the band sound vibrant and youthful on Organized Accidents, which doesn't have a dud on its 11-song track list. Many of the cuts have a psychedelic bent, with Summer of Love melodies and blues rock-tinged riffs given a hint of quirkiness thanks to the subtly inventive production. Nothing comes too far out of leftfield, but there are enough curve balls to keep listeners guessing, including the backmasking that introduces the sprightly piano bounce of "Eating the Ghost" and the cyclically angular riffs anchoring "Tremolodians." None of these songs stand out above the other, and the album doesn't have enough instantly memorable hooks to make it a classic psych-pop album. Still, Organized Accidents will make for enjoyable listening when driving around with the windows rolled down this summer, and you won't ever have to hit the "skip" button. (Hand Drawn Dracula)