Skeletons is basically the same band as Skeletons And The Girl Faced Boys and Skeletons And The Kings Of All Cities. I'm sure there's probably some subtle differences or lineup changes or something, but essentially, it's the same family. I saw them once a few years ago but I don't really remember much except being sort of confused and not really getting it. This album doesn't do much to help that. The first song features more random car honking noises than actual music. The majority of the tracks experiment with various types of exotic-sounding rhythms, as well as some discordant avant-jazz horns and guitars, but still retaining some element of song structure. The album gets pretty schizophrenic at times, especially the 9-minute closing track, which alternates between cheery, uptempo tropical pop, and truly nightmarish dementia.
This album seems very ambitious, and definitely a step into a different direction than previous Skeletons incarnations. It still kind of exists outside the realm of stuff I'd actually want to listen to, though. For fans of the more bizarre, abstract, hard-to-explain area of indie rock, however, "Money" is... something. 5/10 -- Paul Simpson (8 April, 2009)