The Return to Form Black Magick Party
With a sugar rush like cake icing, Pop Levi have made an Album that could only otherwise have been made by putting Marc Bolan, Sweet, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, Hendrix, Prince and Beck in one studio and hitting 'blend'. Remarkably hard to characterise, front man and guitarist Pop Levi delivers a wild ride through styles and pop rock history, but mixed in a way that Beck might understand.
There can be little doubt that this will be one of 2007's must-haves. The energy is spacey and wide-eyed, the guitar squeezed and fuzzed up to 11, but the underlying songs are full of quality and fun, even though they make barely any sense. Closest in every sense to Beck's Midnite Vultures, this is a distinctly unhinged Album, a glam rock boogie spectacle. This may be a debut, but it is as ready for mirrorball action as any disc you'll hear.