Foxygen: ...And Star Power

Neo-psychedelic crew gets ambitious in the worst way

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Foxygen seem to know a good idea when they see it, but that doesn't mean they ignore the bad ones. Their third album is both diamonds and rough – an 82-minute combo plate of half-finished songs, choruses unmoored from verses, bursts of skyscraping beauty and long passages of sonic murk, all vaguely redolent of the Rolling Stones and Jesus Christ Superstar. One side is even subtitled "The Hits," proving they're smart enough to know their most appealing material (see highlights like "You & I" and "Flowers"), but smart-assed enough to not care. In 1966, this might have been a radical statement. Today it's just a facsimile of one.