Of Montreal Songs Ranked

of Montreal is an American indie pop band from Athens, Georgia. It was founded by frontperson Kevin Barnes in 1996, named after a failed romance between Barnes and a woman “of Montreal.” The band is identified as part of the Elephant 6 collective. Throughout its existence, Of Montreal’s musical style has evolved considerably and drawn inspiration from 1960s psychedelic pop acts. On January 13, 2017, Of Montreal released a new EP by surprise, entitled Rune Husk. On March 9, 2018, the album White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood was released on Polyvinyl, with singer Barnes explaining that the sound was influenced by “extended dance mixes” from the 1980s. The band released its sixteenth studio album, UR FUN, on January 17, 2020. Here are all of Of Montreal’s songs ranked

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11. Women’s Studies Victims (Skeletal Lamping, 2008)

“This is a very complex, brilliantly recorded album that I really find to be one of my favorite Of Montreal albums. I would never say that several months ago, but once you get used to the style, this thing gets in your head and doesn’t leave.”

10. Faberge Falls for a Shuggie (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, 2007)

“This really is such a sad, sad song despite some of the very groovy and happy-sounding melodies. Example: “Now that the parachute has opened, well, don’t it make you feel good?” It seems (at first) relatively harmless from a lyrical standpoint and has a really awesome melody, but it’s really such a sappy line if you understand what he is talking about and who he’s talking to. The evolution of Kevin’s songwriting and wit and lyrical range is really a thing of beauty.”

9. A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, 2007)

“I agree, I think that this song definitely sounds like the perfect description of a person with depression. I really like how of Montreal has a way of making it upbeat and happy-sounding, though, even though the lyrics say otherwise. It’s like they’re trying not to put someone who is already depressed in an even worse by listening to a song they can relate to…”

Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? - Album by of Montreal | Spotify

8. A Sport and a Pastime (Innocence Reaches, 2016)

““A Sport and a Pastime” has no real precedent in Kevin’s discography. It sounds like a super talented young producer in his college dorm room is really sad that Prince died. Barnes really does fit the Prince tetrad archetype – writer, performer, producer, dancer.”

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7. My Fair Lady (Innocence Reaches, 2016)

“My Fair Lady” is a song that any guy who has dated a crazy woman at some point in their life can relate to. I interpret the lyrics of “Because you’ve been so damaged / I have to give all the love that was meant for you to somebody else” as he truly cared for someone like we all have, but literally could not stay or keep the relationship because of how nuts the other person was.”

6. Chaos Arpeggiating (Innocence Reaches, 2016)

“Even well-intentioned tracks like the slow, riff-based “Chaos Arpeggiating” feel like forced emulations of older, better songs of theirs (in that particular case, the lyrical themes of “The Past Is a Grotesque Animal” combined with a melody reminiscent of “Triumph of Disintegration”).”

Skeletal Lamping - Album by of Montreal | Spotify

5. We Were Born the Mutants Again with Leafling (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, 2007)

“It’s a relaxed little tune, with a gorgeous melody that sounds unequivocally “good-natured”, thus providing a nice, mellow counterpoint to the bitchiness of the songs immediately prior.”

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4. Bunny Ain’t No Kind of Rider (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, 2007)

“This is one of the most amazing CDs ever. It’s fluid–the whole thing works together to present one cohesive story. There are so many subtle (and some not so subtle) yet humorous contrasts. This is one of my favorite three songs off of this album.”

3. The Past is a Grotesque Animal (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, 2007)

“For the record, this is a rework from the epic 2007 song on Hissing Fauna, that conveniently clocks at half the time from that track. I think the guitar player from the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s contribute. Anyway this version its as mesmerizing as the original.”

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2. It’s Different for Girls (Innocence Reaches, 2016)

“I interpreted the meaning of the song to be along the lines of: its better to be female than male and more of an ode to the generalizations and way women think. Yet women are still marginalized by the ever-present patriarchal force. The singer and party is ultimately celebrating what it would be like to live in a world void of the masculine confines of society.”

1. Gronlandic Edit (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, 2007)

“This song is about being depressed. Feeling detached, knowing something is wrong with you, but feeling powerless to stop it. It’s like you’re underwater and unable to breathe but you’re also not motivated to save yourself.”