There are moments of purity and charm and poetry here that are rare. Once, in the '90s, there was a tour featuring Neil Young with Crazy Horse headlining and Sonic Youth opening and a song like "Advice" sounds a lot like the schedule got messed up and they both got on-stage at the same time and started playing together. Yet it makes sense.
PS write tragically fragile love songs like "Bad Brain Day" and stomping, glitch-y things like "Limestone Radio." Drummer Benjamin Nelson sings more, giving the glam-y title track an enigmatic urgency that melts away for some kind of post-punk disco jam. "Hoarders" is meaty, fuzzy Krautrock for a while and then it's a Kinks workout, Saulnier and Nelson divvying up the vocals for totally different feels.
The duo always leave themselves open — to textures, to emotional attacks — and it requires a certain amount of fearlessness on their part. This record will surprise their fans. The song "More of the Same" is a wild goose chase. It, like the album, is more dynamic and ambitious than anything else they've done. (Paper Bag)