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    Portugal. The Man - Evil Friends

    Release date: June 4, 2013

    If we're being honest, a "cohesive" rock album isn't always a good thing. Often times, it ends up being one or two good singles and a dozen or so other songs that are less exciting versions of those singles. Sometimes a "cohesive" rock album is just a boring, drawn out way to package a couple of singles with a bunch of styrofoam peanuts that fill space. Portugal. The Man's album Evil Friends is not very cohesive. It jumps from idea to idea like an '80s baby who grew up listening to Michael Jackson, then The Beatles, then Hendrix, then Nirvana, then A Tribe Called Quest, then Cannibal Ox, then… you get the idea. It's a mish-mash of ideas loosely tied together thanks to Danger Mouse's production—a subtle but noticeable twist on Portugal. The Man's usual take on rock. But the thing is, if you're that kid that grew up listening to 50 different types of music, an album like this makes perfect sense.—Confusion