My Head is an Animal by Of Monsters and Men

Posted by Mrs Giggles on September 5, 2014 in 4 Oogies, Music Reviews, Type: Rock & Alternative / 0 Comments

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My Head is an Animal by Of Monsters and Men
My Head is an Animal by Of Monsters and Men

Universal Republic
Indie Rock, 2011

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Of Monsters and Men have an adorable reason to come up with a quirky and eccentric debut effort like My Head is an Animal – they’re from Iceland,  which means they’re practically neighbors of Aqua. Okay, they are nowhere as cringe-inducing as the Norwegian trashy pop group Aqua can be, but this indie rock effort would be more at home in Eurovision than you’d think. Not that this is a bad thing.

Their lead single Little Talks is catchy, crazy, and utterly indecipherable in a way that would make Roxette proud. Slow and Steady is a sanguine little track that is all about waterfalls or something. And then, Of Monsters and Men decide to mix things up by sounding like they are making the anthem for a new Once Upon a Time in China movie with Your Bones. Numb Bears is a marching band anthem on speed. Everything is so cute and weird here while still keeping one foot on radio-friendly ground, and it’s so cute.

I’m not sure what animal they are talking about, but there’s no doubt that My Head is an Animal is a very fun change from the norm. It’s so wacky, it could only be something some folks from Europe can come up with. Cheers!

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Cantankerous muffin who loves boys that sparkle, unicorns, money, chocolates, and fantastical stories.


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