The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy
Album DescriptionAthens' Of Montreal has seen a resurgent interest in their back catalog following the overwhelming success of their most recent two albums: "Satanic Panic In The Attic" and "The Sunlandic Twins". This, their second full-length, features uncredited appearances by members of Neutral Milk Hotel and The Late B.P. Helium. It was the first in which Of Montreal built characters around concepts. Though not as developed as later concept albums by the group, it's infused with Vaudevillian elements that foreshadowed Of Montreal's break-out releases, "The Gay Parade" and "Coquelicot Asleep In The Poppies: A Variety Of Whimsical Verse". This record "marked a crucial stage in the evolution from the lo-fi garage pop of 'Cherry Peel' to the ambitious rock carnival of 'The Gay Parade' and cemented Of Montreal's status as one of the most creatively relevant groups of the late '90s" - All Music Guide.