Tuesday, October 6, 2009

14. The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist (2000)

What do you get when you mix lines from old movies, a horse, old-western movie soundtracks, a parrot, dj-scratching, a choir of ghosts complete with orchestra, a mariachi band, and a hip-hop beat? The most amazing song off of one of the most strangely amazing records ever made. The Avalanches' 2000 album Since I Left You is an incredible album, comprised of seemingly a zillion samples, as disparate as John Cale and Raekwon with every genre of music known to man also thrown into the mix. It's like a mash-up of every great radio station from every time period into one 18-track album. Every track is great, but it's definitely the ghostly choir that does it for me on this song. Also, check out the music video.....you can literally see the song come to life, and it's wonderful.

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