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The High Llamas: Hawaii (Alpaca Park/V2)

Dave DiMartino, Rolling Stone, 18 September 1997

THE LATEST album by England's High Llamas — finally released here — is guaranteed to elicit open-mouthed astonishment from Brian Wilson fans who thought they had heard every Smile bootleg ever made. Lead Llama Sean O'Hagan (whose '80s band Microdisney sounded nothing like this) has created the strangest tribute album this side of Beatlemania.

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