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The Striped Bananas
(Stone of Madness)
2017
Staff Rating: Turn this to 2.8 of 11
Genre:
Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like:
13th Floor Elevators, Strawberry Alarm Clock
Ann Arbor Michigan’s The Striped Bananas have released their fourth album entitled Stone of Madness. The album features classic psychedelic rock vibes with overtly simple song structure and somewhat painful vocals. Our interest weakened with each rotation. Our Rotation Racap will provide you with more in-depth look into Stone of Madness.

ROTATION RECAP:
Vocal Performance: 2.1 out of 11

Weight of the Heavy: 1.8 our of 11

Lyrics and Song Structure: 2.4 out of 11

Fretwork Prowess:
3.3 our of 11

Overall Album Flow:
2.5 out of 11

Contrast
2.8 out of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
6.5 out of 11

Production Value
3.0 out of 11

Standout Track
"Ghost World". We appreciate the distorted vocals, but still way out of intentional tune. Decent fretwork throughout.

Alcohol Pairing
Go back in time and grab a Stroh's, a Michigan watered down landmark

Lasting Impression
What we think is intentional off key vocals is grating and ultimately unlistenable after one full rotation.

Band Members:
Andrew - Drums & Vocals
Chantelle - Keyboards & Vocals
Duncan - 12 & 6 String Guitars, Bass, Mellotron, Piano, Mandolin, Sitar & Vocals

Track Listing:
1. The Sun and the Moon (2:42)
2. Sister Brittany (2:59)
3. Swirling Colors (3:12)
4. Heaven and Hell (2:37)
5. Ghost World (3:14)
6. Drift On (3:21)
7. Hold On Now (2:26)
8. Stone of Madness (2:46)
9- Falling (2:55)
10. She Walks With Me (3:00)
11. The Battle of Antietam (3:01)
12. The Trip (2:26)

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