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Mercury Rev: Deserter’s Songs

Barney Hoskyns, unpublished, 1998

MERCURY REV, one of the great if most overlooked American groups of the 1990s, are finally releasing a new album, their first for V2 Records. Will anyone notice? Will these sonic explorers remain outcasts, eternally condemned to the margins while charlatans make merry in the bosom of the mainstream?

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