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When the Red King Comes
Elf Power
When the Red King Comes
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Elf Power
Title: When the Red King Comes
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arena Rock
Release Date: 9/21/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 639980000726

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Good for Cooking
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I found this album tedious at first, but had a sort of breakthrough listening while standing over the stove. Buy it, listen to it, and if all else fails, inhale a lot of steam. You won't be disappointed."
More neo-psychpop brilliance from the elephant 6 crew
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Elf Power is the elephant 6's answer to the Flaming Lips. Jeff from Neutral Milk and Will from Olivia help out Elf Power on this one as do other elephants. Jeff's girlfriend is in the band. A little more folky and sometimes heavier than the rest of their ilk, Elf Power have created a stunning debut that stays in your head and drives you crazy until you play it again. Highlights include "the Secret Ocean", "When The Red King Comes" and the cover of Eno's "Needle in the camel's eye". Buy it now."
Some neat ideas, some trite ideas
Brian C. Taylor | Tallahassee, FL USA | 01/14/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I'd have to describe this album as lo-fi somewhat catchy guitar psychedelic pop. Does that make sense? There are some good songs and some boring uninspired ones on here. Elf Power uses a lot of sound effects and minimal production values, which I don't mind, but despite the sound effects, the songs are frequently not very interesting; they're very drony and rarely hooky (to me, at least). I don't find myself humming songs from this album very often. The best song is probably the Eno cover "Needles in the Camel's Eye". Other stand-outs: "The Secret Ocean," "When the Red King Comes" and "It's Been a Million Years". Some of the songs are just too darned minimalist and repitive to be interesting though. Overall, it's a pleasant enough album, but I think it lacks the creativity, wit and inspiration of other stuff."