Quick Review (LP): The Inevitable Past (…) by Three Mile Pilot

Three Mile Pilot
The Inevitable Past Is The Future Forgotten
Temporary Residence; 2010

My Rating: A-

Best Tracks: “Still Alive”, “Planets”, “What’s In The Air”

Back in the day, these guys titled songs with Star Control references. OK, sold. 3MP is impossible to pigeonhole, but I’m a sucker for a challenge. Pessimistic sci-fi blue-eyed slo-core soul. Yessir. Put that on your press release. All things considered, this is a really good record, one notch below excellent because it remains slightly inaccessible. Still, it sounds a good deal like what TV On The Radio is putting out these days, and tracks like “Still Alive” and “What’s In The Air” are excellent pieces of weird pop-noir. It probably won’t make my top 10 this year, but this record goes deep. I imagine it will really grow on me in the years to come.

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Pitchfork review
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