Music review – The Peanut Butter Genocide: Mood Bedroom Meter
Nope, you are not high enough to listen to this album. Yes, I’m aware you’ve been toking since 10:00 a.m., but you’re still probably going to want to pay a visit to your good friend Doug Drealer and pick some up so you can make it through all of Mood Bedroom Meter because A. the album has 15 tracks, with most songs situated in the five minute range and B. songs with dirty analogue synths, sitars, and drum samples from SNES games were not written for the sober mind.
This isn’t to knock on The Peanut Butter Genocide at all, but there’s no denying that the band’s blend of psychedelia with electronica, industrial, and video game music isn’t a tad out there.
Drug habits aside, Mood Bedroom Meter has some really interesting tracks that echo The Fragile-era Nine Inch Nails with a dash of early MGMT. Nonetheless, as the album moves along, songs seem to get weirder and weirder and the length of the album can make it difficult to stay engaged with the music for those who aren’t playing with their brain chemistry.