The Funny Bird (Remastered)
Label: [PIAS] Cooperative
Nobody expected Mercury Rev to make a brilliant record in 1998, but that's what happened. Just as odd and inventive as their earlier albums, this one takes the baroque route, tossing in Theremin, a string section and plenty of Jonathan Donahue's twisted, mournful imagery. The result is a spacious slice of American psychedelia.