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Mercury Rev: All Is Dream (V2)

Ian Penman, Uncut, September 2001

THIS IS AN AFTER record in all senses: after loving the highs and lows and then learning to disavow that love, after going through the deserts of detox, after bathing away their bad skins, after regrouping and then reinventing themselves in the process of making a cloudily sublime masterpiece for the ages in Deserter’s Songs, after touring their brains and hearts and songs out Mercury Rev come to a dead ... STOP.

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