Skygreen Leopards - album review (2 stars)

Skygreen Leopards


Disciples of California (Jagjaguwar)


Ever heard a record which somehow seemed less than the sum of its parts? Cos that’s the inescapable feeling when listening to Skygreen Leopards. Across this record are spread gently strummy country melancholy, whispering psychedelic folk and lazy, hazy rhythms, but somehow the end result is wearing rather than uplifting or moving. Maybe it’s the lack of diversity (most of the tracks here could be swapped without batting an eye), or the lack of hooky melodies, or Donovan Quinn’s rather whimsical whine of a voice, but whatever it is, it leaves Skygreen Leopards at the back of the pack.


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