It seems like everyone and their dog has been doing a remix album as of late, and while it may give cause for a few scenesters to roll their eyes, personally, I don't really have a problem with it. Sure, there are some dull remixes out there, but there's also a lot of fun and adventurous stuff too. In particular, I love hearing remixes that take songs in a completely different direction, which is precisely why this new Of Montreal remix double LP Satanic Twins is such an enjoyable listen.
Most of the tracks maintain the catchy vocal tracks of their predecessors, but insert new backing music that is wildly different in tempo and rhythm -- and yet somehow, for the most part, it gels. The album may be a little too chill for some people on the whole, but I'd say it's one of the better remix albums I've heard as of late. Satanic Twins features remixes from both The Sunlandic Twins and Satanic Panic In The Attic, and is available on vinyl or via digital download as of tomorrow.
Stream the entire album here.
» Bonus Track: Requiem for O.M.M.2 (United State of Electronica Remix)