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Hazel

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Hazel

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
genre:
Rock

We gave it an A-

Thirty years into a career as a professional weirdo, the Red Krayola’s Mayo Thompson has settled into a sort of surrealist lite rock that’s far stranger than the noise that usually passes for psychedelia. In Hazel, he mixes gentle guitar; flat, Lou Reed-style vocals; and an assortment of unusual instruments into a blend of familiar elements that seem to have been put together all wrong. In Thompson’s hands, though, it all sounds oddly right. A-

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