Best Song of the 2000s #92: The Avalanches-“Frontier Psychiatrist”
Album: Since I Left You (2000)
Helped out by one of contenders for the best music video ever, “Frontier Psychiatrist” is a strange song. Since I Left You was an album exploring the idea of sampling to such an extreme that there was no need for original music, while at the same time completely hiding that fact. Many songs on the album sound absolutely perfect, but “Frontier Psychiatrist” sits on the other end of the scale. It is obviously a false creation, which is where all its strength lies. You can see immediately through all the random threads that tie the various samples together, and that’s what creates the surreal atmosphere. Where other songs on the album work as efforts in seamlessness, this is one of the strongest simply because you can enjoy the ridiculousness of the very idea. Even without attempting to cover its tracks, Frontier Psychiatrist is an easy, fun listen.
E esse “break” eterno do Avalanches? Vamos voltar, minha gente?