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The Magic City

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The Magic City

Current Status:
In Season
Indie Rock

We gave it an A-

The Magic City, the sophomore effort from Helium, finds the Boston trio replacing the lurching venom of its prior work with a gentler art-pop approach that meshes nicely with singer/guitarist Mary Timony’s impressionistically revealing lyrics. The austere beauty of tunes like ”Leon’s Space Song,” ”Lullaby of the Moths,” and ”Cosmic Rays” is underscored by a subtle air of menace that deepens their musical and psychological resonance. A-