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Crtics' Choice - Mercury Rev

Every day we’ll be bringing you some music from the 2015 Critics’ Choice…

“Its mantra-like atmospheres shimmer until a climactic cathartic rush of psychedelic soul,” espoused reviewer Chris Roberts in Prog 58 of the delightful art rock of Mercury Rev’s latest album The Light In You. “We fell in love once again with the orchestral side of us,” singer Jonathan Donahue told Prog in issue 59. “On this album it came right to the surface of the skin.”

Here’s the elegiac album opener Queen Of Swans for your enjoyment…

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.